Amber and MarkCredit:ncjMedia Ltd Amber the German Shepherd was stuck in a very uncomfortable situation after naughtily wolfing down 2/3rds of a birthday cake.The six-month-old dog from Newcastle fancied crossing to the Dark Side when she stole a Star Wars themed birthday cake.She had a lucky escape when a vet found she hadn’t just eaten the cake, she had also managed to swallow the decorative lightsaber on top.Her owner, Mark Collins, had bought the cake for his son’s eighth birthday and it was topped with cake decorating wire. He accidentally left the cake uncovered, and the dog took the opportunity to stick her snout in and gobble it up.Amber then became incredibly ill, having to lie down to drink and vomiting more than 11 times.Vet Robert Norris, who treated Amber, said: “When Amber first arrived we were concerned firstly that the lightsaber could still be inside Amber and secondly that the cake was likely to upset Amber’s stomach and intestines.“When we X-rayed Amber, we could clearly see the lightsaber in her stomach – time was now of the essence as an obstruction in the digestive system can cause potentially life-threatening complications.“After explaining the situation to Amber’s owners, they agreed to elective surgery and we were able to remove the lightsaber safely.” The lightsabreCredit:ncjMedia Ltd Mr Collins said: “I’d hidden the cake upstairs as Amber is not allowed up there, however the door was left open and she must have found it.“When I discovered Amber standing over the cake, I couldn’t believe how much she’d eaten, and when I couldn’t find the lightsaber I feared the worst. “We hoped that she had just eaten the cake and would bring all of it up, however as time passed it was obvious she was becoming more and more unwell so my wife and I decided the best thing to do was to take her straight to Westway.“We were so worried about Amber – it’s terrifying to think how things could have turned out if we hadn’t acted quickly. From now on we are going to make doubly sure there is nothing left around for Amber to sink her teeth into.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.