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Q: My dog ate chicken bones

July 29, 2008 | By Biped | 3 answers | Expired: 2171 days ago

My dog ate chicken bones

Last night, my collie got into the garbage and ate some chicken bones. (Breast and wing bones from a rotisserie chicken.) From what I've read online, the main objective is to monitor him for discomfort, observe his stools, but that I shouldn't panic about it. Just observe. I've also fed him some cooked rice (to try to cushion the sharp edges) and encouraged him drink lots of water. Any other suggestions?

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T

Jul 29, 2008

The worst bones of a chicken are the legs. They tend to splinter when the dog chews on them. Never give a dog and porkchop bone either. I think your collie will be fine as you took immediate action. one way to stop the garbage dipping is to spray the bag with vinegar! Dogs do not like that smell! He will let you know if he is uncomfortable! Seek vet attention at that time!

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Lucas
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Jul 29, 2008

My dog had a habit of digging in the garbage and we have experienced a problem like this. Im sure your dog will be fine also :) just keep doing what you are doing! Its a good thing you took an initiative.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jul 29, 2008

I can't think of anything else to add other than those big knuckle bones were the only ones I trusted giving my dogs. I couldn't stand to do that much though becuase they look so gross laying around all chewed up. I had to take mine outside to eat those because they grossed me out so bad thinking of them inside the house like some folks do. That's when I gained respect of jaw power listening to a dog chomp down on those!

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