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Unfortunately, it is not a good idea to induce vomiting with sharp objects like bones- it can cause trauma to the esophagus or even get stuck in the esophagus. However, the bone will not digest, and could cause damage as it tries to exit the stomach and intestinal tract. There are 2 options here- 1. Take him to an ER that has an endoscope camera- they can try to retrieve the bone under sedation from his stomach, after taking an x-ray- if they think it is too large to pass. This would be the best option. OR 2. Feed him a meal of his kibble with 4-5 slices of white bread and a little water mixed in- this may help "pad" the edges of the bone, allowing it to pass more easily. There is a chance it will not pass, and he may end up needing surgery to remove it. If you choose this option- you will need to keep a close eye on him- watch for vomiting, poor appetite, signs of discomfort.
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