If your hair tie has gone missing, chances are Tiki the black Lab has it. The pooch from Mars, Pennsylvania, swallowed 62 of them – plus eight pairs of underwear! – and underwent surgery last week to have them removed from her belly. The mysterious case of the missing hair ties began when Tiki didn’t […]

By Amy Jamieson
Updated July 10, 2015 04:20 PM
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If your hair tie has gone missing, chances are Tiki the black Lab has it.

The pooch from Mars, Pennsylvania, swallowed 62 of them – plus eight pairs of underwear! – and underwent surgery last week to have them removed from her belly.

The mysterious case of the missing hair ties began when Tiki didn’t respond to medication to treat vomiting and lack of appetite. An X-ray showed a mysterious mass in her stomach, WTAE News reports.

Surgery last week by Dr. Ibrahim at the Good Shepherd’s Veterinary Hospital was interesting to say the least.

“Doctor [Ibrahim] started pulling handfuls of different items out,” head vet technician Emily Cottle told WTAE News. “It was quite an experience to see.”

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The owners of the hungry pooch have been down this road before: Sara Weiss told the news station that the pup once swallowed a Nerf dart, but that it passed naturally.

“It was just amazing,” Ibrahim said, “and it’s not easy. But, thank God, we were able to pull through, and Tiki’s recovered very well.”