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My 6 month old German Shepherd puppy got into the garbage and ate 2 pork ribs bones about 3 to 4 inches each. I caught him on the second and he took 2 bites and just swallowed it. What should I do.
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

I would be happy to help you!

At this point we need to playing a waiting game

I would feed two tablespoons of canned pumpkin with each meal to help push the bones along

The concern is that the bones will get lodged somewhere in the intestinal tract.

Monitor for vomiting, inappetance, abdominal pain, straining to poop and blood in the stool

Make sense?

Paul

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Hi Jeff,

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

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