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Thu, Dec 27 | By Rebecca Andrews | 497

ENGLAND – While playing fetch, a Rottweiler was impaled by the stick he was trying to chase. Lee Murray threw a stick for his two-year-old Rottweiler, City when the stick bounced on the ground as the dog jumped on top of it.
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Pet Escapes Injury while Playing Fetch
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Katie M.
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Katie M.
4 years ago

I won't be letting my dog play with sticks anymore.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

Wow--I'll never let my neighbor's dog grab a stick from my yard ever again! I had no idea sticks were common causes of injuries.

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ArthurCurtis
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ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

I had no idea this was a "typical" injury. Glad the dog survived without any permanent interal injuries. 17 Stitches is qi

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Jackie L.
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Jackie L.
5 years ago

This is good to know and I will pass it on to my sister to play fetch with a ball, not a stick.

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debby r.
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debby r.
5 years ago

I have had to bring my dog Keba to the Vet a couple of times because the stick got stuck in the top of his mouth when it broke. I now make sure the stick is very thick and I am more careful. I once was about to throw the stick, looked away and my Angel jumped up to get the stick and got my arm accidently. I had major puncture wounds. Angel knew she make a mistake and it showed on her face. Be careful even when about to throw...

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

I'm glad the dog was saved. I'll remember this when playing with my dog.

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Melanie
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Melanie
5 years ago

I actually have heard about dogs being damaged when playing fetch...glad the pooch ended up okay and it probably has educated a lot of dog owners about this unusual injury.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I never heard of that before. I am glad that the dog was ok. It makes you think about what you use when you play fetch.

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Elgatosinnombre
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Elgatosinnombre
5 years ago

I never thought about the dangers of fetch before.

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LilyK
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LilyK
5 years ago

What a lucky pup. It always seemed liked playing fetch with a stick could be dangerous but this now proves it. Then again, just about anything can be dangerous in some circumstances.

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Shanna T.
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Shanna T.
6 years ago

Thank goodness for tennis balls :)

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Sharon S.
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Sharon S.
6 years ago

We tell our kids not to run with sticks but we don't think about our pets. I bet Lee felt horrible when this happened. Use something besides sticks: frisbees, soft toys, etc.

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Anna
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Anna
6 years ago

Poor dog. I'm not surprised this happened though because when I was in primary school one of my friends had a pencil thrown near her while skipping and it impaled her foot! Ouch!

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Cwasson
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Cwasson
6 years ago

Ouchie - poor baby. Glad he wasn't seriously affected by the injury. I'll have to clue my stepdaughter in on this as she has a bloodhound who loves to play with sticks.

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Alex J.
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Alex J.
6 years ago

That dog is very lucky

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

Oh my!!! Scary!!!

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Lucky pooch!

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Julie Kay S.
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Julie Kay S.
6 years ago

Anything can injure and accidents happen. Herding dogs can get kicked or stepped on in the line of duty. Pets can get hurt, too, but most of us never thought of a stick being lethal.

Thirty years or more ago, friends in southern Indiana had horses and the horses had a single-file trail from one pasture uphill toward the gate. All the horses were running on that path when one stepped on a long fallen branch, catching it at just the wrong angle and tipping it up. The horse following put 30 mph into catching that branch in the chest and bled to death as she ran. No, we can't pick up every branch, but there are freak accidents.

Even plastic toys get accidentally ingested or hit a tooth or eye when thrown or richocheting off the ground, a wall, etc. Thank God such things don't happen more than they already do!

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Barbara K.
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Barbara K.
6 years ago

Wow, I didn't think about sticks causing damage. I'll have to get one of those plastic squeaky newpapers!

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
6 years ago

How often does something like that happen? Weird. I think frisbees are the way to go from now on.

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Annemarie S.
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Annemarie S.
6 years ago

I'm glad to hear that the dog is okay. It's a good reminder about how we need to pay attention to our dogs and what they are playing with.

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Adriana  C.
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Adriana C.
6 years ago

What a bizarre story. I'm glad the dog's okay! I hope everyone who reads this thinks twice before playing with a stick.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

This frightened me and I will not longer toss sticks for my dog to fetch, we'll stick with frisbees.

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Jholt
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Jholt
6 years ago

I'll think twice now about playing fetch with a stick! Glad he will be ok.

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

I would have never dreamed something like this could happen. A good reason to invest in good toys for your animals

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

Yes, you can never be too careful with pets or with children.

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jan l.
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jan l.
6 years ago

City was lucky. I'm glad the family is going to get him some new toys instead of throwing sticks for him. Maybe they should try a frisbee.

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

What a scary thing to have happen. I am glad City was OK. Dogs do tend to love playing with sticks.

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Loveshorses
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Loveshorses
6 years ago

Hope City is ok!

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Loishill
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Loishill
6 years ago

I would not have even thought of that

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beth P.
6 years ago

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PennyOnTheFloor
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PennyOnTheFloor
6 years ago

Good thing it wasn't worse. Note to self: when I get my new puppy-- we will not play with sticks.

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Adaira  R.
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Adaira R.
6 years ago

Wow. What a close call. I'm glad City is okay. Who would have thought something like this would happen.

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

no more stick fetching for m babies

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Absit
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Absit
6 years ago

i now know not to throw a stick for my dog to fetch

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Logan
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Logan
6 years ago

My family has gone through the same thing when we were out in the river the dog jumped in and landed on a stick. We took him to my sister who worked at the Animal Emergency department and they stiched him up and he was fine. But very lucky.

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Lambrhondal
6 years ago

This is an eye opening event to me. I never thought of the possiblity of my pet getting hurt from fetching a stick. I certainly plan to never do the stick throwing again. From now on it will be strictly the rubber toys!

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

Poor baby!! Hope he feels better now

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8critters
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8critters
6 years ago

Wow, never thought of this happening, I have walked dogs that love to pick up sticks along the way, how dangerous they can be.

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

I have heard of a dog that hurt his throat with a stick....not much of a surprise....don't mothers always tell kids not to run while holding sticks.

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Jill l.
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Jill l.
6 years ago

Poor dog what a freak thing to happen

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Lori M.
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Lori M.
6 years ago

I play with my dog and sticks all the time, he carries one in his mouth all summer long. He gets them off the tree himself. How sad, I will definatly keep this in mind. I use a tennis ball and a kong mostly but have thrown a stick. God be with your dog as he heals

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5doxiemom
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5doxiemom
6 years ago

Such a freak accident.No more fetching with sticks at our house.

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Sandeecbell
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Sandeecbell
6 years ago

Lucky for me and mine that they like balls and rope toys.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

This article made me cringe!! That poor animal,
can you imagine the pain.

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Hymcheng
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Hymcheng
6 years ago

Good to know...I don't think I'll be playing fetch with my dog anytime soon....

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Lauren A.
6 years ago

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Wyoming County S.
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Wyoming County S.
6 years ago

what is wrong with a frisbee? or a ball?

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GeneWeyer
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GeneWeyer
6 years ago

poor dog! I guess balls are better toys than sticks!

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Anne Y.
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Anne Y.
6 years ago

i use tennis balls, easier and less scary!

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Lexina
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Lexina
6 years ago

no more sticks for my dog

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