Horror as Owner Helplessly Watches What Dog Is Doing on Pet Cam: ‘Vet Bill’

Owner Helplessly Watches What Dog Is Doing on Pet Cam

Last Updated on June 8, 2024 by Fumipets

Horror as Owner Helplessly Watches What Dog Is Doing on Pet Cam: ‘Vet Bill’


A woman’s helpless reaction to her dog’s antics, caught on a pet cam, has become a viral sensation. Jakki, the mischievous dog, enjoyed a leisurely meal of a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle while her owner could only watch in horror from work.

Jakki the Black Lab: A Mischievous Appetite

Many dog owners know that, no matter how well-behaved their pets usually are, sometimes they wreak havoc by eating things they shouldn’t. From shoes in puppyhood to chocolate, dangerous for dogs at any age, it’s vital to keep a close eye on your pup to keep them safe.

A Viral Moment: Jakki and the Jigsaw Puzzle

Unfortunately for TikTok user @jakkitheblacklab, she was watching her dog closely as she tucked into the jigsaw, but was unable to do anything about it because she was watching from a camera at work.

In a video shared to TikTok on June 1, Jakki the dog can be seen on a camera situated in the living room, helping herself to the jigsaw piece by piece. And she’s in no hurry, sometimes lying down to chew on a puzzle piece before standing up and getting some more.

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The Internet Reacts: Hilarity Ensues

At one stage, Jakki stares into the camera before continuing her meal, a move explained in the caption: “It’s the complete disregard stare into the camera while chewing as I yell NO repeatedly.”

Over the video, the owner wrote: “My dog helping herself to a 500 piece puzzle lunch while I am at work earning the money that will cover the vet bill.”


Its the complete disregard stare into the camera while chewing as i yell NO repeatedly

♬ In the Mood – Glenn Miller

User Reactions and Shared Experiences

The comment section exploded with discussions and shared experiences. One user shared: “My chocolate lab went into the garage yesterday and just started eating potting soil out of the bucket I have it in to repot my plants … girl what.”

  • Firecracker Incident: Another user recalled their dog eating a “pack of firecrackers,” with the vet later advising to “keep the pet away from open flames for the day.”
  • Charcuterie Board: One person joked: “How nice of you to make her a charcuterie board while you went to work!”

Dangers of Dogs Eating Foreign Objects

While dogs will eat pretty much everything they can get their paws on, it doesn’t mean they should. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) lists human foods including avocado, chocolate, caffeine, coconut, dairy products, nuts, raw meat, and salty foods as things dogs should not eat.

Common Foreign Objects and Their Risks

Trips to the vet have become more expensive in recent years due to inflation. A routine check can cost between $50 and $250, according to Dogster, but specialized treatment such as emergency surgery can cost up to $8,000.

Signs a dog has swallowed a “foreign object” can include:

  • Gagging
  • Repeated lip-licking
  • Refusing to eat
  • Lethargy
  • Unable to defecate

Potential Symptoms of Ingestion

While small items such as puzzle pieces may not cause harm to a dog, the American Kennel Club advises looking out for symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, and extreme salivation as signs your dog has eaten something dangerous.

A Happy Ending for Jakki

In good news for Jakki and her owner’s wallet, a later video update revealed that her owner made it home within 10 minutes, threw the puzzle away, and found that most of the pieces were chewed rather than eaten.

Jakki “didn’t get sick at all,” didn’t have to go to the vet, and was “still hungry for dinner.”

Newsweek reached out to @jakkitheblacklab on TikTok for comment. We could not independently verify the details of this case.


Jakki’s story is a humorous reminder of the unpredictable and often mischievous nature of our beloved pets. While it’s important to be vigilant about what they eat, sometimes all you can do is laugh and share the moment with others.

Frequently (FAQs


1. Why do dogs eat non-food items like jigsaw puzzles?

Dogs may eat non-food items out of boredom, curiosity, or even anxiety. It’s important to provide them with appropriate toys and activities to keep them engaged.

2. What should I do if my dog eats something it shouldn’t?

If you suspect your dog has ingested a harmful item, monitor them closely for any signs of distress such as vomiting, lethargy, or refusal to eat. Contact your vet immediately for advice.

3. How can I prevent my dog from eating dangerous objects?

Keep potentially harmful items out of reach, provide plenty of toys, and ensure your dog gets enough exercise and mental stimulation to reduce the likelihood of them eating non-food items.

4. Are some dog breeds more prone to eating non-food items?

While any dog can exhibit this behavior, some breeds, particularly those known for their high energy levels and curiosity, may be more prone to eating non-food items.

5. Can dogs get sick from eating jigsaw puzzle pieces?

Small items like jigsaw puzzle pieces can cause blockages or other digestive issues. If you suspect your dog has ingested such items, watch for symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite, and consult your vet.

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