Im sure all of you have played fetch with your dog a time or two. Do you use a stick or a branch off of the ground to do it? I am guilty of this my dog loves to fetch any stick i throw. What i want to talk about today is the dangers of allowing your dog to chew wood and what we can use as a healthier alternative. Dogs chew many things but wood is one of the worst ones and ill explain why.
When a dog chews wood it could cause splinters in the throat. If a splinter punctures the throat it will cause bleeding, and ultimately infection and even death can happen. If your pet is able to swallow some pieces without a splinter happening it is not out of the woods yet. Swallowing wood can cause intestinal blockage leading to surgery or death as well. Whatever you do do not let your dog chew or eat wood.
Healthier alternatives are available and come at a cheap price. We all know that vet bills can be pricey, so we have to avoid them. ?Petstages Dogwood Stick Dog Chew Toy is only $8.99 and will save you thousands in the long run. From what i hear they are durable and last a while before you need to replace them. I have already ordered one for Bailey to use when her leg is better. Now fetch can be safe and easy!
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