A dog avoided an unpleasant dinner when its owner discovered live maggots crawling in her pet’s tin of dog food.
Joan Boyer, from Mid Sussex, opened her usual Tesco Everyday Value brand of dog food to feed her English springer spaniel Lexie.
“I opened the tin of dog food and it was crawling with maggots,” she told Mid Sussex Times.
“We had the family round with us and they were having their tea and I showed them. I don’t think they thought to much of it.
“You don’t expect to see it moving when you open the tin. I was very surprised and shocked.”
The tin was reportedly sealed before she opened it and had a best before date of 2018.
She said: “It was an innocent looking tin of dog food but wasn’t quite so innocent when I opened it.
“The lid was slightly bent but I just opened it as normal. It is obvious they must have been in there when it was sealed.
“They (Tesco) said bring it back to the store and we will send it to the head office in Scotland.
“I have never had any trouble before, I have been buying their dog food for years.
“I want more than my pound back for all the trouble.”
A Tesco spokesman said: “There’s nothing more important to us than the quality of our products so we were concerned to hear about this.
“We would like to thank Mrs Boyer for agreeing to return the product to our store so we can investigate the complaint with our supplier.”