Chicken bones are dangerous to dogs but when growing Up I saw our mixed breed mongrel, chew chicken bones and nothing ever happened. Do your dog eat chicken bones. Have you ever had an emergency due to your dog eating chicken bones?
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Sometimes staying away from the chicken bones seems the safest way out here but if they ate the bone accidentally would you take this as an emergency case?
I would watch my pet cautiously to make sure they have no adverse effects from eating the bones. I would not treat it as an emergency, unless there is severe rectal bleeding or it appears something is wrong. The bone could pass through harmlessly.
I think your way of feeding them with the chicken bones while strictly supervising makes the chicken bones safe. Otherwise do you think they would be safe if they ate them accidentally since they are already used to eating chicken bones?
Yes, it's the long bones that one has to worry about. As long as they are supervised there should be no problem.
@afriqnet ... while dogs at times eat cooked chicken bones without problems, they still might one day have a problem. I personally would not risk it. For a period of time I fed my dogs only raw food, I still avoided thigh and drumstick bones.
Thanks for taking time to answer
Have your dog ever eaten the bones accidentally ? What happened?
Only a few times. I think the issue isn't that dogs or times have changed. It's that it is a rare occurrence. But if your dog is the one in 10,000 to get hurt, then it's a big deal. Better safe than sorry.
My friend's little dog ate some chicken bones and had to have surgery to save her life.
I also observed that when growing up with dogs that were mixed breeds. They chewed all the chicken bones and they never got a problem. So I also think its all about the breeds
It isn't about the breed as the anatomy of dogs is all the same. It is about percentage of risk, though. Most will be fine, but a small percentage will not. Better safe than sorry!
There are so many chicken bones on the ground. What would happen if your dog ate one accidentally?
So far, nothing bad has happened to my dog from eating chicken bones he finds on his own. At first, I tried to get him to stop eating them, but then he just ate them faster, which would probably cause more problems.
I'm so sorry about your dog, Diana Lee. Do not blame yourself. As you can see here, most people do, unfortunately, give cooked chicken bones. You didn't know it was that dangerous. Thanks for dropping in to educate others.
I also remember my childhood dogs two of them used to eat chicken bones without a problem. Possibly times have change :)
Yeah, that is possibly what I observed when I was growing up
It's cool that you let your dog free in the wild to decimate native wildlife populations and ingest legions of parasites that you probably had no idea even existed.