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Thread: Chicken Bones+ Gypsie= No Sleep for Me!!

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    Default Chicken Bones+ Gypsie= No Sleep for Me!!

    well came home yesterday to find the kitchen bin had been emptied onto my loungeroom floor and two kg of cooked chicken bones had been consumed by my rather guilty looking german shepherd!!
    this is the first time that she's got into the bin, and im pretty sure that thats all she ate.

    anyway last night i was up no less than 6 times to take gyps out and she had either very sloppy or very hard to pass poos

    she seems fine this morning but im worried about any-other side effects the chicken bones could have and what should i look out for ??

    cheers

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    arrghhh sorry its in the wrong topic

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    I would continue to monitor her and when picking up after her look carefully for blood and shards of bones etc. Look for hunching and discomfort.

    I also wouldn't overload her stomach yet either, let her digest what she's already eaten.

    If you have a good relationship with your vet you could always call, explain the situation and ask what they think.

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    thanks!!
    hmmm well she's acting normal (running around like a nut case with her elephant) and there is no blood and she is toileting less frequently

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    Not in the wrong section, Laura. Correct me if I'm, wrong, but Gyps is still a puppy, isn't she?

    What MAC said, any whimpering or slightest signs of discomfort in the bowel. She should be fine, though.

    GUTS isn't she?

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    yeah she is a guts, (seeing as how she has just learnt to eat properly)
    she seems fine so fingers crossed shes just come in from eating a fare bit of grass though

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    Look for vomiting.

    Continue to monitor as that was an excessive amount of chicken she ate.

    Have you phoned your vet yet to get their opinion? Things like this are really hard to give advice about as we are not there.

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    I am concerned here too as I have given mine raw minced chicken carcasses for the first time today. I am hoping and praying they will be alright and no tummy problems from the bones....sigh!

    I hope Gypsie is ok!!!

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    yeah well there was no meat on them pretty much it was just bones that were used to make a stock. but there were a hell of a lot of bones. she is a very neat eater chews all her food even tiny bits so im hoping she would have crunched them all up and not swallowed any big shards

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    Eating the grass is a good thing. Be prepared for vomit, but not all dogs do.

    Just make sure you are really aware of her toileting business, and what's coming out etc.
    I'd be watching her rear end like a hawk for the next 48 hours myself.

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