The family dog in one household in North Carolina may have been feeling the stress of the economic slump when he ate his owner's money.

Augie, a 2-year-old greater Swiss mountain dog, consumed the $400 that Kelley Davis earned working overtime as a physical therapist.

Davis, 42, of Apex, N.C., said she'd planned to deposit the money a week ago, but it wasn't in her pocket when she went to retrieve it.

Instead, Augie "deposited" the cash in a different way over the next few days, she told FOX News on Friday. She thinks he's done, she said.

Davis said when she took Augie for a walk last Saturday, she found parts of three $100 bills and five $20s in his excrement.

She washed them with a garden hose and is hoping to exchange them for intact, non-digested cash.

A professor at the North Carolina State University Veterinary School said the money shouldn't hurt the animal.

Click here for more on this story from The News & Observer of Raleigh.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.