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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I think my dog may have swallowed a small part of a chicken

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I think my dog may have swallowed a small part of a chicken bone. Now he's acting like he needs to throw up. What can/should I do?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I had to let my dog out.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I can't sit at my computer waiting on a response. It's late and I'm going to bed.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Adding psyllium seed (Metamucil) at a dose of 1 tablespoon per meal to each of Muggsy's next three meals will surround the bone and act as a bulk laxative to push it through Muggsy's GI tract. My primary concern about chicken bones is perforation of the GI tract which is usually evidenced by persistent vomiting and anorexia. Those are the symptoms which should prompt having Muggsy's GI tract X-rayed in an attempt to better understand how the bone is affecting him.

Please give me an update on Muggsy.