Dog Ate A Steak Bone

“Give a dog a bone” — a common saying we’ve all heard, but in reality, should you satisfy those pitiful eyes begging you for your leftover bone from dinner?

We all know dogs consider a bone a prized possession, but do you know which bones are safe, and what do you do if your dog eats a bone that’s harmful?

Find out all the answers to your questions and more in our comprehensive guide to safe bones for dogs. Table Of Contents

Step 3: Don’t Self-Treat

The first thing many people do is try to make their dog vomit. This is not what you want to do. If you do, you run the risk that splinters of bone may do damage on the way back up. Once they’ve been ingested, you usually will need to wait it out. Even if someone you know had a similar situation, don’t take their advice over a trained veterinary professional.

Step 1: Remove Bones From The Area

The first thing you have to do is remove all bones from the area. Make sure there’s no way your pup can get into the bones again. Put your pup in their dog crate, or somewhere locked away so they can’t get into anything else. Make sure you’ve picked up any possible leftover bones so that there’s no future danger if Fido decides to start sniffing around again.

Can Steak Bones Kill My Dog?

A dog eating bones is not necessarily going to result in a problem occurring, and is not always life-threatening, but the risks are there and in a worst-case scenario could result in death. This would be very rare, and usually occurs if there is a blockage or perforation of the intestines and veterinary treatment is not provided immediately, or if complications occur. In 2017, the FDA also issued a statement warning of the risks of pre-packaged ‘bone treats’ for dogs, after an incident in which 15 dogs were thought to have died after eating a bone treat.


What happens if a dog eats a steak bone?

Cooked, brittle bones are more likely to splinter. This may cause fractured teeth and possible perforation of the intestine or throat, either on the way down or on the way back up, if the dog vomits.