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Dangers of Your Dog Chewing on Sticks Outside

Dogs and sticks go together like peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you should let your dog munch on any stick he finds outside. Chewing on sticks outside can be dangerous!

The type of stick your dog chews on matters. Some sticks are covered in pointy twigs, while others could be covered in thons. Sticks that are brittle can break easily, exposing sharp edges. Sticks like these can cut your dog in the mouth or even on the face!

It would be one thing if dogs just carried sticks. Instead, they chew on them, which means pieces can easily be ingested. Even a small piece of wood can wreak havoc on your dog’s stomach and intestines. Not to mention, all the germs and bugs that are lurking on the stick!

For tips on allowing your dog to chew on sticks safely, ask your vet Pickerington, OH to provide you with more advice.

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