Rogue is a 6 year old Sprocker belonging to one of our vets, Meg. Rogue has a bad habit of playing with sticks, which recently resulted in her getting a chunk of stick stuck in the roof of her mouth. She was very distressed and pawing at her mouth. Luckily, Meg was able to dislodge the stick and there was only minimal damage to Rogue’s gums so no other treatment was needed. Sticks can seem harmless but do carry risks, and in some cases can cause severe damage to the oesophagus. So a word of warning from one of our own vets - don’t let your dog play with sticks!