Feeding dogs cooked chicken bones is dangerous

My uncle who is a retired vetrinarian gave my father inlaw and wife this advice, when our dogs were fed chicken bones at a birthday party. "Don't you think that if chicken bones were harmful to dogs, that the we would be short of dogs? Chickens are pretty easy pickens for a canine and they have been chasing and eating them since BC."

Here’s what you need to know and what you should do if your dog eats chicken bones…

Hey guys- this is off topic, but I was wondering if any mommies have had any experience with their fur babies swallowing a chicken bone? I looked away for a SECOND and before I could stop him, my dog ate a chicken bone right off my plate in front of me. He must have swallowed it, because I didn't hear any chewing or anything. He is a smaller breed dog, around 14 pounds, so obviously I am super worried about a drumstick bone passing through his digestive tract without splintering and causing injury or a blockage. He showed no signs of distress at all last night that would indicate he was choking, but I called the 24 hour vet anyway who said to delay giving him water the rest of the evening and to feed him normally in the morning. They also said to monitor his behavior very closely for the next few days, watch for vomiting, and check his poop for blood and bone fragments. I can't believe I didn't stop him in time- I am so upset with myself :( has anyone else had this happen and was doggy ok? He randomly just did a reverse-sneeze (it's been about 8 hours since the incident) and went back to sleep, but now I am awake in the middle of the night and totally paranoid.

When a Dog Eats a Cooked Chicken Bone | Keep the Tail Wagging

A dog swallowing chicken bones is not something that should be taken lightly: My dog used to tip our trash can over and ate chicken bones on more than one occasion. She's a bit bigger than your dog (about 30lb) but every time they passed through with no problems. I would be nervous if your dog stops pooping or has diarrhea and throws up for more than 24 hours.

What Should I Do If My Dog Ate Chicken Bones? | PetHelpful

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Vet Blog : My Dog Has Swallowed a Chicken Bone, Is This A Problem?


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. Few pet topics generate such heated debate as whether or not you should let your dog eat chicken bones. Some people say it's natural for dogs to eat these bones; others say they're a medical emergency waiting to happen. Who's right?