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  Dog swallows her own choke chain
Updated 01 January 2004, 16.05
Harley the puppy is lucky to be alive
A puppy called Harley has survived after wolfing down a 40 centimetre-long metal choke chain.

Her owner, Devina Alderson from Cambridge, said she saw 18-week-old Harley chewing on the lead, and then the next minute it was gone.

Vets had to carry out an urgent operation to remove the chain from the dog's stomach, and she's fine now.

"I think she may have a metal fetish because she tried to eat the scissors too," her vet said.

'Thrown the chain in the bin'

Mrs Alderson said: "Luckily it was still in her stomach. If it had gone into her digestive system, it could have done a lot of damage."

Harley with her owner's grandson, Joseph, 10
Harley with her owner's grandson, Joseph, 10
She said that Harley was now doing well and she didn't seem to be effected by the experience at all. "You wouldn't know there was anything wrong with her now, apart from the scar," said Mrs Alderson.

"We've thrown the chain in the bin."

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