Labrador enjoys a teddy bear picnic then has to have them surgically removed

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A Labrador ended up needing life saving surgery after his own version of a teddy bear picnic went very, very wrong.

Charlie, an 11-month-old puppy, thought he would make a little snack of his toys, but then couldnt keep any real food down.

His concerned owners, from Norwich, took him to the Taverham Vets, who took an X-ray of his stomach which showed his stomach full of something that initially appeared to be food.

Charlie the labrador who ate two teddie bears. See SWNS story SWCAteddies; A sick pooch was rushed to the vets - who found his stomach was full of two chewed up TEDDY BEARS. Black Labrador retriever Charlie was taken to a veterinary clinic by worried owner Claire Ferley after he would not stop vomiting. At first, an X-ray seemed to show that the 11-month-old puppy's stomach was full of food. But after the poor pup kept on being sick, increasingly concerned surgeons decided to operate - only to find the two cuddly toys which came out largely whole.
He might look like cute but Charlie has some bad eating habits (Picture: SWNS)
Vet Alice Watson operates to remove the teddie bears eaten by Charlie the labrador. See SWNS story SWCAteddies; A sick pooch was rushed to the vets - who found his stomach was full of two chewed up TEDDY BEARS. Black Labrador retriever Charlie was taken to a veterinary clinic by worried owner Claire Ferley after he would not stop vomiting. At first, an X-ray seemed to show that the 11-month-old puppy's stomach was full of food. But after the poor pup kept on being sick, increasingly concerned surgeons decided to operate - only to find the two cuddly toys which came out largely whole.
His teddy bear picnic ended up with him in surgery (Picture: Taverham Vets/SWNS)

But when nothing had moved in another 24 hours they decided to investigate further.

When they opened him up, they found two cuddly toys which were largely intact.

Vet Alice Watson told the Vet Times: On his initial x-rays, his stomach looked very full of food, but there was no obvious sign of obstruction, so we kept him in for 24 hours on fluids for further monitoring.

The teddie bears eaten by Charlie the labrador. See SWNS story SWCAteddies; A sick pooch was rushed to the vets - who found his stomach was full of two chewed up TEDDY BEARS. Black Labrador retriever Charlie was taken to a veterinary clinic by worried owner Claire Ferley after he would not stop vomiting. At first, an X-ray seemed to show that the 11-month-old puppy's stomach was full of food. But after the poor pup kept on being sick, increasingly concerned surgeons decided to operate - only to find the two cuddly toys which came out largely whole.
The unfortunate cuddly toys came out largely whole (Picture: Taverham Vets/SWNS)
The teddie bears eaten by Charlie the labrador. See SWNS story SWCAteddies; A sick pooch was rushed to the vets - who found his stomach was full of two chewed up TEDDY BEARS. Black Labrador retriever Charlie was taken to a veterinary clinic by worried owner Claire Ferley after he would not stop vomiting. At first, an X-ray seemed to show that the 11-month-old puppy's stomach was full of food. But after the poor pup kept on being sick, increasingly concerned surgeons decided to operate - only to find the two cuddly toys which came out largely whole.
For some unknown reason, the vets decided to wash the teddies (Picture: Taverham Vets/SWNS)
Vet Alice Watson with Charlie the labrador. See SWNS story SWCAteddies; A sick pooch was rushed to the vets - who found his stomach was full of two chewed up TEDDY BEARS. Black Labrador retriever Charlie was taken to a veterinary clinic by worried owner Claire Ferley after he would not stop vomiting. At first, an X-ray seemed to show that the 11-month-old puppy's stomach was full of food. But after the poor pup kept on being sick, increasingly concerned surgeons decided to operate - only to find the two cuddly toys which came out largely whole.
Fingers crossed the pup has learnt his lesson (Picture: Taverham Vets/SWNS)

We repeated the x-rays the next day after he vomited again overnight despite treatment and his stomach was still full of food, despite 36 hours-plus of not eating.

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We opted to take him to surgery where we removed not only one, but two teddy bears which turned out to be what had looked like food on his x-rays.

His stomach was absolutely massive and full of these pieces of teddy bear. We thought it might be fun to wash the teddy bears, which you can see in the photos.

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