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Features December 2019 Issue

Swallowing Foreign Objects: There’s Dangerous, And Very Dangerous

Many dogs chew on sticks, but the habit comes with a serious health risk.

Swallowing Foreign Objects: There’s Dangerous, And Very Dangerous

The main objects to keep away from your dog.

“Dogs will literally swallow almost anything,” says Your Dog editor-in-chief John Berg, DVM. A veterinary surgeon at Tufts University’s Foster Hospital for Small Animals, he has retrieved from dogs’ GI tracts such items as pantyhose, golf balls, socks, rocks, underwear, plastic gadgets, and magnets.

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