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Swallowed a piece of bone without chewing it..should I be concerned?

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I let Rio him his first chicken piece today..about an hr ago. It was the smaller part of the drumstick..sorta looks like a smaller thigh..not sure what it's called. I was holding the bone lightly while he was chewing on it. Well...he broke off a piece and just swallowed it..did not chew it down at all. I am extremely nervous. The piece was prob about a half inch to an inch big, and about a half in wide. Should I be concerned?? Could this pose a threat of puncturing something internally or causing an obstruction?? Never feeding bone again..whole bone..he doesn't like to chew..he just gets it in his mouth and swallows. He is a chihuahua, 8 lbs. I'm very worried.
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Dogs don't chew, they crunch it a few times and swallow. When eating something smaller like a chicken wing Gally will only chomp once or twice before swallowing. The other night he swallowed an entire chicken neck with head attached without chewing at all because he got spooked by thunder in the middle of his meal. He was totally fine.

Dogs are perfectly capable of digesting mostly whole pieces of bone in their stomach.

Remember to breathe and let nature do it's thing :)
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