PLANTATION, Florida (AP) -- The veterinarian thought the X-ray was a joke.
Jon-Paul Carew has seen strange items get into the stomachs of dogs before, things like kebab skewers and small utensils. But a 13-inch serrated knife in a 6-month-old puppy?
That was a new one.
"I was just flabbergasted," said Carew, of Imperial Point Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.
The knife was removed this week from Elsie, a Saint Bernard puppy. The dog's owner, Jane Scarola, wrapped it in a towel and put it in a cabinet atop the refrigerator.