dreamstime_xxl_42100243If your dog swallows something he or she shouldn’t, it can lead to many issues.

Have you had a chance to read our veterinary hospital’s latest blog yet? If you have, then you already know what to do when your dog swallows something he or she shouldn’t. However, like any problem, this one is much easier to prevent than it is to deal with after the fact. However, in order to prevent the problem, you need to learn about the things that dogs commonly swallow. The following is a list of a few of the most commonly swallowed objects by dogs:

#1. Balls

Dogs love to play with tennis balls, but you absolutely need to make sure that the balls you give your dog aren’t small enough for him or her to swallow.

#2. Cooked Bones

Cooked bones may seem like an innocent enough treat for your dog, but if your dog is able to break them down, he or she may swallow some of the pieces. Additionally, cooked bones can break apart and splinter into small pieces inside of your dog.

#3. Sticks

Sticks, much like bones, can break down into smaller pieces that can easily be swallowed by your dog.

#4. Rocks

Rocks are all too easy to swallow, so if you know that you dog likes to chew rocks, watch him or her closely when you are outside.

#5. Plastic Wrap

Of all of the things that your dog could potentially eat out of the trash can, plastic wrap is one of the most dangerous. It could choke and eventually suffocate your four-legged friend.