Dogs love to chew on bones! Does your fur baby have a thing for bones? If so, he’s not alone. If there’s a bone left unattended on a plate, your dog probably has seen it. When you’re not looking, he may make a grab for it! But what happens if your dog eats a pork bone?
What should I watch for if my dog has eaten a bone?
Bones can splinter, causing them to lodge at any point between the throat and the rear. A bone that is lodge can cause an obstruction that blocks your dog’s digestive system. Signs of a blockage can include drooling, vomiting, unusual bowel movements, whining, and more. If you know or suspect that your dog has swallowed any type of bone, you should consult with a veterinarian immediately to find out what to watch for and when to bring them in.
Why Aren’t Pork Bones Safe for Dogs?
Pork bones, whether raw or cooked, are likely to splinter and crack when your dog chews on them. Your dog might attempt to swallow small pieces of the pork bone, which could lead to choking, intestinal blockages, or damage to the esophagus or intestines. All of these conditions are extremely dangerous.
Because pork bones are relatively small, big dogs might attempt to swallow them whole, which is also very dangerous.
I called the vet because my dog ate a pork chop. Did I overreact?
No! You did not overreact. Calling a veterinarian because you are worried is never an overreaction. It’s a way to educate yourself to know what to do if it ever happens again.
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