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I came home to a trash can and all of the contents on the floor. When I picked up the trash, there were no chicken bones in the garbage. I think he ate a lot of them. It has been at least 8 hours. Should I get him to throw up or is it too late and let the bones pass? He did act strange trying to poop, but it could be the new food.
 

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I came home to a trash can and all of the contents on the floor. When I picked up the trash, there were no chicken bones in the garbage. I think he ate a lot of them. It has been at least 8 hours. Should I get him to throw up or is it too late and let the bones pass? He did act strange trying to poop, but it could be the new food.
If cooked, contact a vet asap for advice.
If raw: relax.
 

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When my dog ate plastic (it was to late to throw up and the only vet with in 3 hours was closed.) I gave him yogurt mixed with dog food that I had soaked in water, + what ever dog safe food we had in the fridge, to make about a half full dish (big dish) to try and lube him up.

It worked every thing came out fine.
 

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Well . . . he didn't choke on them going down, which is the first risk hurdle.

Just to ameliorate the worry a bit, I've had this happen three times with my small mixed breed girls (one opens cupboard doors so we have to be ultra careful). I've always kept a very close watch following for any signs of discomfort and made sure I monitored their bowel movements for a couple days following. We've been lucky. I don't believe anything more than a wing was ever eaten though.

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I knew a guy who would scrounge through the garbage cans at the park for stuff to feed his dogs. They got a lot of chicken bones. Cooked, of course. He did this for years, feeding several dogs. And never had a problem. Not that I'm recommending doing it deliberately. . .and I suppose you could get super unlucky. . .but he'll probably be fine.
 

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Given that the acid content in a dogs stomach can dissolve shin bones, I would like to think that your pooch will survive well enough.

Real issue, and the reason why cooked bones of any variety are a no no, is whether a sliver of bone has done any damage going into the stomach. Watch the stools to see if they are black. This is a sign of blood and needs vet attention yesterday.
 

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The good news is that most of the time this kind of stuff will pass, although the times when it doesn't can cause some spectacularly bad problems. You could feed something bulky like some canned pumpkin, otherwise cross your fingers and watch for any vomiting, straining to defecate, painful abdomen, or acting lethargic.
 

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Watch the stools to see if they are black. This is a sign of blood and needs vet attention yesterday.
(This is the gross part)I touched the stool and all seems to be small bone parts and fragments. It mostly looks grey.

I have pictures of the stool if that helps. I don't have a high pixel camera but I think it will do the job.
 

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How is your dog now?
Let me start by saying that he didn't want to eat his dinner, but I made him. In the morning, he pooped alot which was 2 bags of stool. He usually doesn't poop in the morning. He didn't eat his breakfast, so I gave him some pep-to to help with (what I think is) an upset stomach. So, when I got home his crate had stool and I think pee with some throw-up mixed in. He is moving around without and signs of trouble as far as I can tell. I am now going to the pet store to get a new bed for the crate. It wasn't worth cleaning.

I will still monitor what he is doing. Maybe a very light day of training. I'm glad that didn't come home to a dead dog.
 
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