Dog swallows Christmas lights

A seven-year-old dog is recovering from emergency surgery at home in Southampton after he swallowed Christmas lights.

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Charlie's owner 'shocked' by his electric appetite

Charlie looking at his next lunch in the PDSA vet surgery in Southampton Credit: PDSA

Charlie's owner Sharon Fay has spoken of her surprise that her dog decided to eat shoe laces and Christmas lights.

She said "I re-homed Charlie about a year ago, so I don’t know whether he used to do this type of thingwhen he was a puppy."

"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 incident as he hadn’t shown any signs that he was going to be a repeat offender!"

"I’ve had dogs all my life and have never known a dog act like this before - I’ll certainly be keeping an extra close eye on him from now on and have Charlie-proofed my house now!”

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