Cowboy is a happy 1 year old dog that came in for an appointment when owners noticed very bad breath over a two week period. On physical exam Dr. Abbey discovered a long stick was wedged in his upper palate between his teeth. She removed the stick and he feels much better now! The stick left a large indentation in his soft palate which will heal quickly.
Bones and sticks can occasionally become wedged in the mouth of dogs. Puppies especially like to chew so carefully watch their chewing habits.