It’s a favourite pastime for your pooch but it turns out using a stick to play fetch could hurt your pup.
According to Grace Webster, branch president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in Scotland throwing sticks is “dangerous and lead to horrific injuries”.
Does that mean we should stop throwing sticks with our pups?
Additionally, Speaking to The Times, Sean Wensley, president of the BVA said, “Vets see some very serious, life-threatening and, in some cases, fatal injuries which have happened after a dog has chased a stick.”
Although exercise is really important for dogs, they aren’t fussed how you play with them.
“We would suggest training dogs to enjoy other toys; there are loads of things you can throw which are safer.”
This article originally appeared on BHG.