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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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I'm just worried because the edges of the piece where be broke it off from were sharp. Not like huge splinters, but shorter sharp pieces. When your dogs eat bone, do they just break it off and swallow?

What grind do you use? Trying to find a decent one online..
I feel somewhat better now. Rio just gets so anxious at eatting time and just wants to eat as much as possible at once. Due to that, I think I'm just going to do minced bone from now on. The way he eats is just too fast. Maybe I'm just a worry wart
Wow, an entire chicken neck with head attached? That's crazy :) I actually just ended up ordering from my pet carnivore...I feel more comfortable feeding the whole ground mixes.
Thank you guys very much. It's much appreciated :)
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