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My medium sized 50lbs dog swallowed a ham bone,,, I/2 inch

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My medium sized 50lbs dog swallowed a ham bone,,, I/2 inch thick..
1 1/2 in diameter with a center hole about 1/2 inch.
What is my alarm rate?
Will it thats stupid.
Will it try to pass?
Any special foods to go with?
Thank you in advance
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 6 months ago.
Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** The ingestion of a bone like this has unknowns with it. Was it chewed up into smaller pieces? Is it just one whole piece? Depending on those, it may start to pass or it may sit in the stomach longer. It could start to pass and pass with no issues or it could start to pass and get stuck. Basically nothing can really be done to help it move better. Just feeding the normal diet is best. Then watching for red flags of voniting, loss of appetite or abdominal discomfort. If these are seen, then getting an evaluation is needed. Otherwise it would seem to be passing.