Canine Emergency Situations can be stressful for dogs and their owners. However, it is vital for a dog owner to remain calm and collected for the sake of the dog. If you are a dog owner and your dog ate a chicken bone, then chances are they will not be harmed. However, a dog owner will want to watch his or her dog closely if the dog consumed chicken bones.
Chicken bones are weak and brittle, and can splinter when a dog is chewing on them, which is one reason chicken bones can be considered dangerous. Splintered chicken bones can cause harm to a dog’s mouth, throat, and the lining of the digestive system. If you noticed your dog has gotten a hold of chicken bones, then watch him or her carefully to make sure choking does not occur. It is important to check your dog immediately to make certain he or she is not choking on the bone.
If your dog has already swallowed the chicken bones, then there is a good chance your pooch will be unharmed. However, it is important to keep an eye on your dog to make certain the bones digest safely in his or her stool. It may be helpful to give your dog a soft piece of food, such as a piece of bread, which will provide as a form of cushioning in his or her stomach. Soft food can serve as a way to protect the lining of your dog’s digestive system from being scratched.
It is also important to monitor your dog’s stool for blood, and keep an eye if your pooch has problems defecating. Other signs to look out for is swelling of the stomach, vomiting, and abnormal behavior. If you have not seen any chicken bones in your dog’s feces after 72 hours, then it is recommended to take your dog to the vet for examination.
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