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Dog thought to have cancer recovers after vets remove 4 toys from stomach

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A British family was happy to learn their family dog Maisy is in good health. Maisy's owners were frightened she might have cancer after the 8-year-old St. Bernard had a CT scan that showed an unusually full stomach and a mass on her spleen. But it turned out Maisy had eaten four teddy bears instead.

Nick Blackburn, a vet with Paragon Veterinary Referrals in the U.K. said he was surprised to find the toys during an operation to remove the dog's spleen.

"This was not something we were expecting to find," Blackburn told the BBC.

Blackburn said Maisy has made a full recovery from the operation and a check-up shows no sign of cancer.

Maisy's owner, Jane Dickinson, said the family had no idea their dog was eating the toys. She says the toys were stolen from the family's Chihuahua. 

The family says after the operation, Maisy is in much better health and loving life. 

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