North CarolinaAcademy of Small Animal Medicine

N.C.'s First Online Academy of Small Animal Medicine


Tongue Amputation Led to Recall of Dog Toy September 11, 2008

The Four Paws company has recalled the Rough and Rugged(r) Pimple Ball with Bell due to injuries that were sustained by a dog that played with the toy. It is speculated that the one hole design resulted in an increase in vacuum pressure on the dog's tongue. Veterinarians were successful in removing the toy, but subsequent swelling led to the amputation of the tongue and the dog's need to relearn how to drink and eat. Further details of the case are available at Four Paws can be reached at or by calling 1-800-835-0909.

« Back to the Educator Archives