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HI, I'm Dr Steve. How big of a dog is she and how long ago did she eat the bones. I will check frequently to see your reply.
How many bones and which ones did she eat?
Ok, Thanks for the information. The good news is that her being a large dog makes it more likely that the bones will pass without much trouble.
ALso only eating 2 or 3 bones is better than eating more. The only thing that can be done at this point is to watch her for the next few days and hep that the bones pass uneventfully.
Feeding bread may help move the bones through the intestines. In my experience, I have had many dogs get into bones and very few of them have trouble. An x-ray will show the bones but you already know they are in there. Watching the stools for the next 3-4 days sohould be long enough.
The bones may be completely digested and not see anything in the stools. This depends on how fast the bones travel through the intestines. If they move through quickly, they may be seen in the stools. Slower moving intestines give the bones more time to be digested completely.
Things to watch for are , yes, blood in the stools, vomiting and vomiting with blood. Straining to have a bm and not producing a bm is another symptom to watch for .
At this point the only thing that could be done would be abdominal surgery to remove the bones and this is not a good idea. Watching her for these symptoms and taking her to a vet if they would happen to occur and at that time more drastic procedures can be performed. As I said this would be very rare, but it will give you an idea what to expect in the worse case scenario.