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1- What do you feed him?
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Friend, as you may already know the concern with the ingestion of a rib bone is an obstruction or perforation of the intestinal tract. But, more often than not dogs are able to digest or pass the bone in the stool without any problem. Inducing vomiting is not indicated as the bone can damage the esophagus on the way out. Starting him on the medication you have listed will not help. This is what you can do:1- Do not give things like pepto bismol.2- Do not induce vomiting.3- Change diet for the next 2-3 days to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or rabbit (25%). The idea is for the rice to help move the bone out in the feces if undigested while protecting the intestinal tract. 4- If during the next 2-3 days you see the following symptoms: lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, constipated or diarrhea, etc. follow up immediately with a veterinarian. These are all signs of a possible obstruction or perforation of the intestinal tract.
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Do Not give metronidazole or cerenia if she starts vomiting. Do Not administer the metronidazole now. If she starts vomiting stop the food and water and all medications except the prilosec for 8-12 hours, seek veterinary assistance.