A BARGAIN bone almost killed a pet dog after it lodged in her gullet above her heart.

The bone, measuring almost six inches long, was obstructing the breathing of nine-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Diva.

Owner James Egan, 37, feared he was going to lose the dog that has become an essential companion, helping him deal with ongoing health issues.

James, from Carntyne in Glasgow, has had Diva since she was just four weeks old and thanks to quick action from Vets Now she is back home.