Dog saved after swallowing Christmas fairy lights
- 17 December 2012
A dog has been saved by vets after swallowing his owner's Christmas lights in Southampton!
Charlie's owner became worried after noticing bits of wire in the seven-year-old crossbreed's poo.
An X-ray cast light on the problem - tangled remains of fairy lights inside Charlie's stomach.
Vets rushed to perform life-saving surgery on Charlie, who's now back home and fully recovered.
It's not the first time Charlie's eaten something he shouldn't have!
Owner Sharon Fay recalled: "Back in March he ate one of my scarves and needed an operation to remove it, but I thought it was just a one-off."
Vet Sophie Bell from animal charity PDSA said: "Over the years I've seen plenty of cases of dogs swallowing strange objects - socks, dummies, rubber ducks.
"But it's the first time any of us have treated a dog that has actually eaten fairy lights."
PDSA is advising pet owners to be extra cautious this Christmas and to keep things like festive decorations and toys out of reach.