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  Knife-swallowing pup learns sharp lesson!
Updated 09 April 2003, 08.45
Jake's X-ray showed the huge knife!
A very lucky puppy has come back from the sharp edge of death after swallowing a knife the length of his body!

When Jake, a 12-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross started vomiting violently, his owner - John - worried.

But he knew he had to see a vet when the poor pup couldn't stand properly and looked desperate to keep his body straight.

Jake with his owner John
Jake with his owner John

When the X-rays came back, the vet was shocked.

The seven-inch kitchen knife with a plastic handle could plainly be seen in his tummy. The metal point was just at his throat.

This would explain why he didn't fancy curling up!

But just days after an urgent operation, Jake was back to normal.

Strange diets

Dogs are well-known for eating strange things. Some will munch on anything in sight!

But vets and Jake's owner can't understand how he managed to gulp down the knife.

They are just grateful Jake didn't chow down on it blade first.

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