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Experience:  UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
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i think my dog got a bone stuck in his stomach. What can i

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i think my dog got a bone stuck in his stomach. What can i do
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
Why do you think that?
Why type of bone? chicken, etc...
When did he eat it?
Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
saturday chicken bone
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
and why do you think it is stuck?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
touch her stomach in one she wines
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
Here's the problem.
Chicken bones can be sharp and not only can these cause an obstruction, but they can also perforate through the stomach or intestinal wall. Now, small pieces can often be digested by the stomach acids, but not so much the big pieces.
Yes, abdominal pain would be one concern.
Other symptoms of worry would include ANY vomiting, diarrhea, or refusing to eat.
Some pets with abdominal pain or pancreatitis, will also appear to hunch their back or walk awkwardly (like they are guarding their belly).

Now, your pet may not exhibit some of these other signs, but I do agree there is some concern.
I would strongly suggest a veterinary examination, and it will be very likely some abdominal x-rays will be recommended by your vet. Treatment can be determined based on exam and x-rays.

Good Luck
Dr. Andy
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