No more stick catching for Gypsy
We all think it's fun to throw a stick for our dogs but sometimes it can end badly. Gypsy is a 5 year old Staffy who loves to chase and catch things but he won't be allowed to play with sticks anymore. One night Gypsy was having a fun catching and returning the stick. Unfortunately one end of the stick drove into the ground and Gypsy ran straight into the sharp point which was sticking up, causing a deep wound in Gypsy's tongue.
After the removal of the splinter and cleaning up of the wound, Gypsy was woken up and sent home with antibiotics and pain relief. Thankfully the tongue heals very quickly and Gypsy was all better in seven days.
Gypsy had a lucky escape from this injury. Sticks can cause terrible penetrating wounds and nasty infections. We suggest dog owners take care and opt for safer throw toys with your pets. If you are unsure, please visit and talk to us for some ideas.