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15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (Part 5/15)

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15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (Part 5/15)
Posted April 19, 2018 by https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/5/
 
      

5. Sticks

“Dog owners might think it’s harmless for their animals to play fetch with sticks. But that assumption couldn’t get further from the truth. The BBC reports that according to veterinarians, playing with sticks can cause all kinds of injuries. Your dog can get a splinter in his tongue. And in the worst-case scenario, a stick could pierce your dog’s tongue, or a piece of the stick could injure a vital organ if he swallows it. A dog can even impale himself on a particularly sharp stick. Sure, dog toys can get expensive. But they’re a much safer alternative to sticks when you want to play with your dog.”