A non-profit rescue agency has issued a warning to pet owners after several dogs suffered apparent reactions to tennis balls. On June 13, Humane Animal Rescue Project wrote:
These tennis balls may be causing serious injury to your dogs !!!
3 of our dogs and one boarder appear to have had reactions in their mouths, throats, tongues , esophagus and gums after playing with this brand of Penn balls.”
Reported symptoms from tennis balls
According to the organization, dogs who played with Penn tennis balls had the following symptoms:
Swollen tongue, white ulcerations, heavy drooling, difficulty in drinking , eating or breathing. Several of the dogs required IV’s because of the pain caused while drinking and eating.
Veterinarians who examined the dogs stated that it appeared that they had suffered “chemical burns.”
Where were the balls purchased?
The agency has stated that the Penn Tennis Balls were purchased from Costco.
Anyone with a similar experience?
Humane Animal Rescue Project has asked for others to share their experience with Penn Tennis Balls to see if this is a widespread issue. Find the group on Facebook here.
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