Underwear, socks and cotton-reels are among just some of the objects found in dogs' stomachs by a vets in the Midlands.
Staff are now warning dog owners to keep their eyes peeled for any unusual snacks their furry friends might be chowing down, after seeing a 30 per cent rise in the number of admissions over the past six months.
White Cross Vets, which has branches in Kings Heath, Bloxwich and Tividale, says clothing, human medication and gardening products are frequently found in the stomachs of man's best friend.
Clinic director at the Kings Heath branch, David Hough, said anything dangerous should be moved out of reach when pets were being left unsupervised.
He said one recent case had been a dog which had eaten slug pellets several hours before being taken to the surgery, and despite treatment could not be saved.