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Old 04-23-2005, 04:38 PM
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Hi,
I don't know if I'm going to get flamed for being an irresponsible dog owner or simply over-reacting or what, but I am sort of freaking right now. So please can someone offer some words of advice...
My pup Murphie is currently eating Innova. I've done quite a bit of research on raw food (here and elsewhere) and I thought I'd start slipping a little into her diet and see how it goes.
Well today I gave her a raw chicken wing (chicken wings were recommended on a website with sample diets as a good place to start coz of the small size etc), drumstick part only and she just gulped the whole thing down! One bite, one swallow! I thought she chew the thing a bit, gnaw on the bone etc.
She now has a moderatley sized chicken wing bone in her stomach and I'm a bit freaked. There is no way she can digest that thing. And she is a good sized pup, but I don't like to think about that thing trying to work its way through her system and come out the other end.
I called my vet clinic, just to ask (no I did not consult the vet about raw food prior to this) and they helped to instill the current panic I am in.
Does anyone else think this is worth panicing over? Or should I just chill and let her little doggie system deal with it?
Thanks to all that respond,
Mona
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:25 PM
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Well, what did they say to instill panick. That thing could turn sideways in her intestines and get stuck. This is one worry I've had about the raw diet. I worry about perforating the intestines. I think it is possible though, that it will be passed or even broken down by gastric juices. I'm not sure about a dog's system that way. What did the vet tell you? Do you live close to the vet's? I do hope pup will be OK. Let us know. My thoughts are with you here.
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:57 PM
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Thanks for the thoughts Doberluv,
Yeah, the vet talked about blockages, perforations of the stomach, intestines etc, bloody diarhea, salmonella on and on and on.
I think he may have gone a little overboard on me, but hey, apparently he does NOT go in for the raw food thing.
He did say, that they see some very nasty cases, but many dogs are garbage guts and can handle anything, but he is still concerned. Of course he told me all about the worst case scenarios (and a stern talk about why raw is not good, which I still at this point do not believe). Maybe she will pass it and all will be well. I do live close, if things go bad.
Looking forward to hearing what others have to say.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:01 PM
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I think it's a good idea to go to Mordy's site and ask her directly. She usually gets back to people right away. Or PM her but she replies faster on her site. Did your dog chew it or just swallow it? A lot of people here feed raw chicken (L4P CT for starters) and I don't think they have any problems. Well, you should ask them too. I dont' want to speak for them. Long story short - if your vet is not educated about raw diets he's probably against them. That doesn't mean they are wrong
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:05 PM
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Great suggestion,
I'll try to get a hold of her directly.
thanks
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:19 PM
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Mona..I posted on your other forum. Check it too. I meant to ask her size and age.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:23 PM
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Murphie is about 4 1/2 months and around 40 lbs.
Good healthy pup. She is currently chewing the heck out of her favourite toy-she seems fine so far.
Man, I love that little mutt!
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:26 PM
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I think that the bone will be dissolved fairly quickly! The stomach acids in dogs are very strong!!!
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:39 PM
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the thing is that dogs have been eating bones for thousands of years and they didn't get sick whenever they ate. They've only been eating kibble for about 60 years I think. Isn't it amazing how fast we get used to things. Like toilet paper! Hasn't been aroudn that long
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:44 PM
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Isn't it amazing how fast we get used to things. Like toilet paper! Hasn't been aroudn that long

And where would we be without Toilet Paper hey!! Lol!! I for one would be a much sadder person without it!!
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