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Old 11-18-2006, 10:00 AM
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My son went fishing early this morning and left the garage door open. I had one bag of garbage in there and Lyric got into it when he went out for his morning bathroom outing. It had about three small chicken bones (cooked) (I think a wing, thigh and drumstick from one of those TV dinners) in it and they're gone! I gave him a couple of pieces of bread and I don't know what else to do. Do I wait and see if he poops and they come out? What if they perforate his intestines? It's Saturday and only an emergency vet would be open. Do I just take him or do I wait for something? What do I wait for? Is this necessarily going to do something to him? I'm freaking out. It can be so hard sometimes living with someone else. I'm not use to having problems like this. I'm so careful about closing the door when the dogs are out...closing it period.

Has anyones dog ever eaten cooked chicken bones before?
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:22 AM
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Take him to the vet JUST TO BE SAFE. I wouldn't take any chances with something like that, because you never know.
If something happened, and you chose not to take him to the vet, you'd never forgive yourself.

They may x-ray, or induce vomiting. You can do that by putting a little peroxide in his mouth.

GOOD LUCK! I hope he;ll be ok. I'll be thinking of you!
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:23 AM
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Our Sheltie got into the trash and ate some cooked chicken bones when she was young... she ate a lot of them too!
I was very worried, and we fed her some bread also. She passed them, though, no problem (well, other than some gas LOL)
Does he normally chew his food pretty well before swallowing?
I would keep an eye on her, maybe call the vet and let them know - see what they say, but they'll probably tell you to just keep an eye on her as well...

Good luck... keep us updated

edit: I guess we posted at the same time haha
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Take him to the vet JUST TO BE SAFE. I wouldn't take any chances with something like that, because you never know.
If something happened, and you chose not to take him to the vet, you'd never forgive yourself.

They may x-ray, or induce vomiting. You can do that by putting a little peroxide in his mouth.

GOOD LUCK! I hope he;ll be ok. I'll be thinking of you!
I have to say I disagree with inducing vomiting... My vet told me that it can do more damage going back up but I'm not an expert
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:25 AM
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If you WERE to wait, the bones could splinter, and puncture the intestine, or cause blockage. I know Dobies have sensitive intestinal traps
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:32 AM
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call the e-vet and ask THEM what to do. that's why they're there.

the one time my dogs got into the trash, they snagged half a chicken worth of cooked bones. they both were fine, but some dogs aren't.

vomiting, not eating, straining to poop, blood in the poop, lethargy, trouble getting comfortable are the things to watch for.

i hope lyric is just fine!
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:41 AM
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I agree with Elegy. They aren't going to rush him into emergency surgery if he's acting just fine. If he was symptomatic I'd rush him in. If he seems fine I'd watch and wait and just call. Lots of dogs have eaten chicken bones and been ok. Hopefully he'll get away with it.How long ago was this?
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:45 AM
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Yes, Brattina, I'd be afraid to induce vomitting because the esophagus has thinner mucous membrane than the intestines and it could cause more damage. Those juices in the stomach (HCL) hopefully will break them down.

My son came home and he said his dog got into chicken bones a lot of times and nothing happened. But I will call the vet and report back.

You're right Dulce...I'd never forgive myself. Thanks for the encouragement.

Thanks Elegy. I'm glad your dog made it through.

I'll go call the vet now.

Missed your post Sam....yes...I am sure some past dogs of mine must have gotten into stuff like that and were fine. I don't really remember specifically, but it seems to me this has happened before. My memory is getting foggy lately. A-r-r-g-g-g.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:58 AM
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I know through the years mine have gotten into bones with no problems . Watch carefully for any changes .
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:05 AM
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Thanks guys! I just now called the vet's and she said to just watch him and if he acts abnormally to give a call back....that most dogs get through it fine, some don't.

Thanks for the support.
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:12 AM
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So sorry, Doberluv!

I hope he is okay, keep us posted and I'll keep y'all in my thoughts!
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