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Dog Ate Chicken Bones



 Submitted by Michael Adams on June 1, 2010

It’s a fact that dogs love bones and so it is very difficult for a dog to stay away from chicken bones. Many of us pet lovers wonder how harmful a dog eating chicken bones is or if chicken bones really dangerous for dogs. While dogs and bones tend to go together like two peas in a pod however, chicken bones and dogs don't mix and these bones can be very dangerous for the pooch.

Well a dog can eat raw chicken bones but a dog eating cooked chicken bones can prove a worry for you. These bones are very soft and digested easily by most Dogs. Raw chicken bones as it does not splinter like cooked chicken bones. However there could be a problem with feeding your dog raw chicken bones as there is a bone in the thigh there is a long and very sharp bone. Remove this sharp Needle like Bone then the rest of the Chicken is safe as this could pierce your dog’s mouth. Cooked chicken bones are brittle and can break apart in the dog's stomach, splintering into tiny and often sharp pieces that can lodge in the dog's stomach or small intestine and cause serious internal bleeding. Apart from this it could also cause can cause scratches and cuts in the dogs throat causing irritation.

If your dog has eaten chicken bones accidentally it is advisable to keep a close check on your dog. Especially on factors such as his stools to see if the bone pieces pass. Also keep a watch on his temperament in case he gets restless or listless then you might want to take him to a vet immediately. Also you may have to take an x-ray after consulting your vet. Try overfeeding your dog with soft food such as rice, wet dog food and even cooked meat as this will help the extra food in the stomach and digestive track help to cake the splinters that may have been created by the brittle bones in the dog's stomach and intestines.  However overfeeding could be unhealthy for the dog as well. Trying and making dog vomiting immediately after he has eaten the chicken bones as this would protect her digestive tract. Try doing this by feeding her a can of pumpkin. Although after your dog ate chicken bones chances are, everything will come out fine in the end.
 
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