Chewed Stick Pieces Can Get Stuck in the Dog's Head
Why it is better to keep your dog from gnawing on sticks.
You’d think if a dog chewed a stick into a million pieces, as some like to do, the pieces would get ground up in his GI tract and that would be the end of it. But once in a while, a splintered-off piece of stick doesn’t even make it into a dog’s throat, let alone his stomach or intestines. Instead, the splinter wends its way into the lining of the animal’s mouth — the oral mucosa — and from there begins to migrate.