Spare a thought for poor Moet, a cockapoo who had a bad week.
She had to be surgically removed from a new toy after her jaw got stuck inside.
Her owner, Samantha Trofimowicz bought the toy from Aldi and within 30 minutes she heard her shrieking for help after getting stuck in the Foobler.
She took Moet to the vets where she was sedated and had the ball removed from her tongue and teeth.
Samantha’s received an apology from Aldi who say they’re looking at improvements that could be made to the toy.
She said: ‘I had only given the toy to Moet for half an hour when I heard the most deafening scream come from her – I knew she was in pain.
‘When I looked over I could see that her jaw was stuck in the toy, and when I touched it I knew it wasn’t coming off.
‘After I had calmed her down I quickly got her in the car and rushed her to the nearest emergency vets.
‘It was 6.30pm at night, so I had to take her to an emergency vets as all of the others nearby were shut.
‘They took her into the room and examined her jaw and told me that they’d have to sedate her, as it didn’t look like it was coming off.
‘I went home and waited while she was in surgery, and while I was home I had to mop her blood off from the floor.
‘Luckily I got a phone call just an hour and a half later to tell me that she was ok and I could come and pick her up.
‘When I got there they told me that her tongue and teeth had got stuck inside the toy and that they had to sedate her to cut through the toy – it was a horrific experience.’
An Aldi spokesman said: ‘We have apologised to Ms Trofimowicz and have asked her to return the product to store so we can look into this with our supplier.’
The designers of the Foobler toy said they had been contacted by Samantha and several other dog owners and had invited them to help them improve the toy.
A spokesman from the Foobler team said: ‘Our drain for this toy is not intended for chewing.
‘Thought the design process, we consider the playing experience and education value to dogs.
‘We do continue to improve and consider how it works for different dogs, and put our experiences and messages in the instructions.
‘We did include information in the packaging that the toy is not suitable for heavy chewers, as well as the mouth size information.
‘It was a rare case as we have sold the item for 4.5 years. But we really want to improve it and try to understand how this happened.
‘So we are insisting to have improvements made to avoid this happening again, even if it is a really rare issue.’