Monty Don, 70, took to his Twitter account to share in harrowing details how his five-year-old dog “speared her throat” after chasing a stick. The Gardeners’ World star told his 191,000 followers that the consequences for the dog were almost fatal, as the stick missed her “arteries by millimetres”.
He wrote: “Last night Nellie had a very near miss.
“Chasing a stick, she impaled herself on it and speared her throat, missing two arteries by millimetres.
“Thanks to our brilliant vet, working at night, she is fine – if very sorry for herself.
“So please DONT THROW STICKS FOR DOGS,“ the gardening expert urged.
The next step for Nellie will be to have a course of “antibiotics prescribed by the vet”.
Meanwhile, many others sent across their well wishes to the pet, as they wished her a speedy recovery after the incident.
It comes after the garden expert recently paid tribute to his beloved dog Nigel after he passed away.
Back in May, Monty’s other golden retriever died after suffering “violent, unstoppable seizures”.