Sticking Points in dogs
Porcupine quills, kabob sticks, splinters, sewing needles, and more get stuck on (and in) dogs. It’s serious. How it happens, what goes wrong, how to treat.
We’ve talked in these pages about the famous Japanese dog Hachiko, who went to the train station every day to wait for his owner to come home from work — even for years after the owner died, until his own passing. The dog, who became a national symbol of loyalty in Japan, was found to have had four meat skewers in his stomach (think kabob sticks) at the time of his death. They didn’t kill him — cancer did — but they could have.