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Our 11 year old english cocker at a couple pork rib bones about

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Our 11 year old english cocker at a couple pork rib bones about 4 days ago. No interest in his food but will eat treats etc
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am sorry to hear you are worried about Nelli. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Is there any vomiting? Is he having any bowel movements?
I find pork bones to be more likely to cause problems like constipation and intestinal blockage than other bones. They seem to be chewed into pieces the right size to cause problems.
If he is straining to defecate, the bones may be in his colon and a gently enema (the ones for people are not safe for dogs) to get the pieces to pass.
I would consider taking an Xray, to see where the bones are. Keep him drinking if you can; dehydration only makes things worse. Offer broth, ice cubes and Pedialyte as well as water.
Let me know what else I can answer or help with.
Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Nelli. How is everything going?

Rebecca