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Fishing hook warning after dog owners were faced with £641 vet bill
A COUPLE who were faced with a hefty vet bill after their dog bit through a fishing hook are warning other owners to be careful.
Alex and Caroline Brown’s seven-year-old black labrador, Duke, saw a fish while on a walk along the River Tone at North Curry and chewed into it before the hook attached to it pierced through his tongue.
Owner Alex, from Thurloxton, said: “It was quite distressing and I would advise other owners to keep their dogs on a close lead when there are people fishing nearby.”
Duke had an operation to remove the hook, costing £641, and is recovering at home.