Q. MY DOG ATE A PORK BONE! WILL HE BE OK? I THOUGHT THAT CHICKEN BONES WERE BAD FOR DOGS BCUZ THEY SPLINTER? PLEASE HELP US! OUR DOG IS A PIT BULL!
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. It depends very much on the size and density of the bone and the size of the dog that swallowed it. Some bones will be small enough and dissolve enough to pass without incident but many large and stronger bones can become lodged and cause obstructions as they move through the gut. If he ate it very recently it may be worth discussing the size with your vet to see if they can remove it from his stomach before it causes an intestinal obstruction. Monitor very closely for any abdominal discomfort, colic or vomiting which would indicate a problem