WHAT TO DO FOR A YORKIE WHO EATS SMALL STONES

June 10, 2014

Dear Dr. Kruger,

I know of a 1yo yorkie who eats and swallows small stones. do you know why she does this and how to correct it?

Barbara, Tallahassee

 

Hi Barb,

I wish I could give you an answer...some dogs just do that....I don't think it is any kind of nutritional deficiency. I would keep the dog away from eating rocks...they can cause a great deal of irritation in the stomach and may also block the intestine which leads to death without surgery!!!!

Chuck Kruger DVM