What should I do if my dog eats a chicken bone?!

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  1. gatorgirl2k4

    gatorgirl2k4 Chihuahua's Mama

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    My 3 pound Chihuahua just got into the trash and chewed off the ends of a chicken drumstick bone, all except a small portion of the middle. I can't find any websites that tells me what I should do after it happens (only one I found that says to feed her lots of food and cooked rice to "cushion" the pieces of bone so that it digests easier), so I am wondering is there anything else I can do.. I am really panicking right now because I can't find any info! Help, please!!!
     
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    I would call an emergency vet hotline, just tell them you are too far away to transport your dog and need to know a quick fix if you dont want to take your dog in...here is a number to the Emergency Animal Hospital in Kansas City, they are really good 913-642-9563


    dont quote me but the rice thing sounds somewhat right, I also heard canned pumpkin, but I would call the number and ask
     
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    gatorgirl2k4 Chihuahua's Mama

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    Thank you, I called this morning and they told me that feeding her rice was a good thing to do, but soon after she ingested the bones pieces, which I did. I've also been feeling on her abdomen and there seems to be no discomfort, so that's also a good thing. The vet told me that it's basically a waiting game, and to monitor her for the next few days to make sure she's ok.... I'm hoping for the best!
     
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    She'll most likely digest it and pass it by tomorrow. Hope everything is OK!
     
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    I am happy to hear that, hope all is well
     

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