Monty Don has suffered heartache as his dog was in a horrific accident leaving her "impaled".
The BBC Gardeners' World star, 70, shared the scary news on Twitter last night as he was forced to rush the poor dog to the vet.
His five-year-old dog, Nellie, "speared her throat" during a game of fetch, with the television gardener describing the ordeal as a "near miss".
Monty shared a statement with his 192k followers on Twitter, sharing his heartache after the traumatic incident.
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 DON'T THROW STICKS FOR DOGS."
The media personality's followers flocked to the post, sending an array of supportive and loving messages to the presenter and his pup.
One said: "Oh the poor dog. Get well soon Nellie, dog kiss from my Mila!!!", adding a photograph of their dog to their kind words.
While another gushed: "Poor Nell! What a close call. Would never have thought that could happen. No more stick throwing for Jess, who sends Nell her love."
A third penned: "Millie wishes Nellie & speedy recovery & I hope your nerves have settled!!"
Some of Monty's followers disagreed with his stick boycott however, as one wrote: "Hang on Monty. Dogs love chasing, fetching and carrying sticks!
"And they're a darn sight more eco-friendly than anything manufactured we might use instead.
"Condemn the use of sharp sticks and I'm with you."
Monty replied: "They do – Nell is obsessed by it. But this was just something she picked up in a field.
"By all means let them pick and carry them - but don't throw them. My vet says this kind of damage and worse - happens all the time."