My dogs all eat chicken, beef, whatever bones they can get a hold of. Again, no problems.
We have all been there… You get distracted during the game while your favorite team is scoring the game winning touchdown, only to find that Tank has managed to eat the bones of every last hot sauce coated wing carcass that laid on the table. Your vet has told you to never give your dog cooked bones including chicken bones, steak bones, ribs and ham bones, but why are these things so bad for your dog – aren’t they built to digest bones? Before you rush Tank off to the vet to have his wing-filled tummy x-rayed, here are some home remedies to make your pet feel better, along with distress signs to watch out for to make sure your dog will be able to pass the bones ok.
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What Should I Do If My dog Ate Chicken Bones?
Here I have been afraid to give the dogs chicken bones for years.
Yes, problems can occur with raw bones, just asproblems can occur with feeding the "safer" kibble (bloat, choking,telescoping bowel, aspirated kibble leading to pneumonia, etc.). Theseproblems typically occur in dogs that gulp their food or are fed smallthings like chicken wings and necks (the prime suspects of chokingincidences on raw). Other culprits are the large weight-bearing bonesof herbivores, things like knuckle bones, femurs, etc. These,ironically, are the kinds of bones pet food manufacturers and some vetsrecommend dogs receive regularly to help keep teeth clean! These boneschip or break teeth and can have pieces of bone flake off.Sure, they're carnivores, but how easy is it to hunt birds, without shooting them? I don't think I've ever head of a dog killing a bird that could fly easily, and the ones that can't fly easily either have stronger bones (ostriches etc.) or are only common near humans (chickens etc.), so selection pressure wouldn't be so great.We've all heard the saying, 'Don't feed your dog chicken bones!' But really, feeding any cooked bone to your dog is dangerous because cooked bones may splinter and damage the stomach and intestines. Raw bones do not normally splinter. Many pets enjoy chewing raw chicken or turkey necks and raw chicken wings that are free of salmonella and other bacteria. Raw beef knuckle bones are also delicious treats. Work with your holistic veterinarian to do what is best for your individual pet.5. a veterinary friend said that he had never seen or heard of second hand a canine chicken bone issue, but had had a good few fatalities from dogs bolting larger bones, beef, pork and lamb, esp chops - apparently they suffer by swallowing them whole!!