My pet ate my smartphone!

(FOX19) - The old excuse "My dog ate my homework" may sound fishy, but today you're more likely to hear "My dog ate my cell phone."

Pets are turning expensive electronics, like tablets, Kindles, smartphones and cameras, into chew toys to the tune of $3 billion a year!

It's costly, but it can also be dangerous, even deadly, for Fido.

Since they vibrate, light up, and make noise, experts say animals can confuse our electronics for toys they're meant to play with!

So what can you do to protect your gadgets and your pets? We'll have the details tonight at 6:30.

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