Pet owners are being warned to keep an eye on their animals while having a barbecue after one dog from Kent required emergency surgery when it wolfed down a corn-on-the-cob.
French Bulldog Krug - named after the Champagne - had to be rushed to a pet hospital last month.
Krug's owner Victoria Stanley, 36, who lives in Gravesend in Kent, is urging other pet owners to be cautious if they are planning a barbecue this bank holiday weekend.
Krug was taken to Gillingham PDSA Pet Hospital, where vets performed scans and an X-ray. Ms Stanley was warned her beloved pet would need an emergency operation to remove the cob, which could cause a potentially fatal blockage.
Anaesthesia and surgery always carry risks, but these risks are higher in brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, like Krug.
Krug was kept in overnight at the hospital for monitoring following his surgery before being discharged on pain relief.
After lots of rest, he has gone on to make a full recovery.