Your dog can safely break raw bones down with their teeth, swallow them, and easily digest them. Giving your dog cooked lamb bones (any cooked bones) is just asking for a slew of problems. … If they swallow them, the splinters can get lodged in the throat or even damage the soft tissue of the esophagus.
One thing you should never do is to try and get your dog to vomit out the cooked lamb bone pieces. Trying to make your dog vomit will further increase the risks of cuts forming along the dog’s mouth and esophagus.
It’s not always an emergency situation if your dog chews and eats cooked lamb bones but it is most definitely a time when you will need to observe your pooch carefully for any concerning signs and symptoms. If your dog starts to show concerning symptoms like vomiting, bloody stools, and lethargy then a trip should be booked to the vet as soon as possible.
Lamb bones can become fairly brittle once they are cooked and this makes it easy for dogs to chew and break the bones into smaller shards. Some of these bone pieces may end up having sharp edges and they will increase the risk of cuts forming in the dog’s mouth and internal organs.
Certain types of bones, especially when they are cooked, should not be given to dogs because of the dangers they pose to the dog’s internal organs. Cooked lamb bone is one example.
To help you further in understanding what is or isn’t safe for dogs to eat, we have compiled a list of human foods that dogs should and shouldn’t eat.
What are the Differences Between Edibles and Chewables?
One of the first things you should know is that edible bones are different from chewable bones. Edible bones are bones that dogs can eat raw, in which eating them will provide them with added nutrition. Chewable bones are large bones meant to be chewed on by your dog for a while, but not eaten. Examples are raw chicken bones. Normally, chicken bones are weak enough that the dog’s stomach acid can dissolve them easily in their digestive system. This means they won’t get a chance to become dangerous.
When it comes to edible bones, they’re good to add to your dog’s diet, but you should take care to make sure they’re safe to eat. Other than serving them up as is, you can crush them up in a blender and add them to your dog’s kibbles, for example.
This distinction is important because it will help you to understand the potential problems with lamb bones for dogs. Chewy bones are not safe for dogs to fully eat. There’s a chance the bone could become lodged in the esophagus or throat, causing choking or suffocation. The small bits of bone could also puncture the digestive tract’s lining, causing bleeding and discomfort.
If your dog is eating chewable types of bones, then it’s important to take the bones away once it gets weak enough to break. As long as the bones don’t break and your dog doesn’t swallow too many pieces at once, this will prevent any possible issues with swallowing sharp debris of the bones and choking on them later on.
What should I do if my dog eats a cooked lamb bone?
Handle your pooch gently so no extra pressure is put on the abdomen and watch out for vomiting, bloody stool, lethargy, and discomfort. See your vet if any of those signs arise, or if the bones haven’t passed. Surgery may be an option if the bones consumed were large or sharp.
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