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My 4.5 month old German Shepherd just swallowed a cooked chicken leg bone whole! I called the vet and she said that it can break down and will hopefully pass, but to keep a close eye on him. She also advised to give him half a slice of bread to "pad" the bone.

Can anyone else offer any suggestions? I don't know what to do right now, other than to wait and hope for the best. I have the emergency vet number ready...

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My 4.5 month old German Shepherd just swallowed a cooked chicken leg bone whole! I called the vet and she said that it can break down and will hopefully pass, but to keep a close eye on him. She also advised to give him half a slice of bread to "pad" the bone.

Can anyone else offer any suggestions? I don't know what to do right now, other than to wait and hope for the best. I have the emergency vet number ready...

Thanks
If the vet said it's okay to watch and see I would. But very carefully. My friend is a vet tech at a different clinic than the one I work at and they had to remove a chicken bone from a puppy recently. I don't mean to scare you, but definitely watching for vomiting, lethargy and straining to poo.
 

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maybe put Vaseline on her tongue so that she has to swallow it and it would be like a laxative. i don't know how you would get a dog to drink mineral oil.
 

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maybe put Vaseline on her tongue so that she has to swallow it and it would be like a laxative. i don't know how you would get a dog to drink mineral oil.
I wouldn't induce vomiting. Depending on the size of the bone...it could cause more harm if forced to come up.
 
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