Whether we like it or not, dogs will chew and swallow things that they shouldn’t. Unfortunately, some of these objects, or ‘foreign bodies’, can become stuck in the gut and obstruct the flow of digested food. Eventually, the part of the gut that is obstructed becomes severely damages and ‘dies off’, and causes an infection throughout the whole abdomen. If the bacteria escapes into the bloodstream, the pup can end up with sepsis, making him or her even sicker. So, there are many, many reasons to prevent all this from happening.