Dogs are attracted to the smelly fish bait and shiny lures. They can mistake these as toys or a treat. Dogs can get the hooks stuck in their mouth, paws, and sometimes even worse they will get stuck in esophagus or stomach.
Do not try to pull these lures out once stuck in tissue. Due to the multiple barbs on the hooks it can cause much more damage to the tissues and embed them further if you pull on them. Pets need to be sedated and have a minor surgical procedure for these barbed hooks to be properly removed.
If the hook has been swallowed they may need a major surgery or endoscope to remove it. If you see a fishing line coming from your pets mouth do not pull on it! This could cause a tear in their esophagus or lining of the stomach which could be fatal.
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