How a tennis ball can kill your dog - Dr. Marty Becker

How a tennis ball can kill your dog

Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Tennis balls are not chew toys. Put them away after every game of fetch.

Dogs have been known to compress tennis balls in their throats and then die when the ball springs back to full size in the back of the mouth, cutting off the dog’s air supply.

The other thing to remember is that the materials in a tennis ball aren’t meant for dogs to chew or swallow.

Learn more, including everything you need to know about feline diabetes, in this week’s Pet Connection!

Want tips on safe chew options for your dog? Find mine here!