Has your dog ever eaten a t-bone steak bone??? mine did
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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:39:30 AM
My dog got into the kitchen garbage last night and ate a t-bone steak bone. I called my vet and they said I could bring her in for a 78.00 xray BUT it is just to see if she ate it or not.
I am positive she did because I dug through the garbage to make sure.

The vet also said she is more than likely FINE but to watch her.
Does anyone has any experience and if so was you dog fine????

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:41:47 AM
My friend used to give her dogs beef rib bones all the time to eat. As long as they aren't pork or chicken, you should be ok!

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:42:47 AM
Stella got into the garbage a few months ago and got a pork chop bone. She ate it completely and I was rather worried because she does not ever get human food and there was no sign of the bone at all. She completely devoured it. I just watched her and she was prefectly fine. The next day she was pooping like normal so I figured it must have passed through.
I sure hope your dog tolerates it as well as Stella did.

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:43:48 AM
Not our current dogs, but our last two Labs, God rest their souls, snuck a few off a platter my DH had set down to take out to grill. One dog, totally okay. Other dog, IIRC, pancreatitis. The bones were not the issue, they were well crunched and passed through. They've both been departed from this earth for many years, but that story comes up every once in a while and makes us laugh because when they were caught they both had the look of ~whatever punishment we get is fine, these were worth it!~.

Hope your pup is okay!

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:46:23 AM
Thank you. I feel better. I have no idea HOW she got it out of the garbage. It was not knocked over or anything and it is under the sink. She must have wanted that bone BADDD.

She is a Cavalier and weighs about 17 pounds so I hope she chewed it up so well that it does not hurt her.
The vet said a larger dog might swallow more of it whole and be harmed worse than a smaller dog.

AARRGGHH It is like having 3 kids instead of 2 sometimes.

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:46:37 AM
As long as it's not a chicken/turkey/bird bone, puppy should be okay. She is a dog, after all.

Our dogs have had bones from steak, pork chops, venison, and elk and have been fine. The reason poultry bones are not safe is because they have air pockets in them (so the bones are very lightweight and the bird can fly), and that makes the bones splinter easily. Other bones don't have the air pockets, so they get chewed up more safely.

I'm sure she enjoyed her treat!

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:47:56 AM
By the way, Stella is a beautiful dog!

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:48:11 AM
Well, the dog should be fine. My parents dog (7 year old over 100lbs, choc la ate 2 loaves of potato bread and demolished a carton of my fathers ciggerates! She was fine. If the dog starts to voimit, that is when you need to watch, the sharp piece of the bone can pierce the linning, or get stuck in the windpipe. Good luck

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:49:53 AM

By the way, Stella is a beautiful dog!


Thank you, she's my baby

And she only weighs 12 pounds and was fine after her pork chop bone incident.

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:49:53 AM
There's not too much you can do at this point. It'll either pass through fine or it could cause some trouble.

Our dog once ate some pork bones. We came home the next day from work to find a very big mess in the back of his kennel and the back wall behind it. He was passing blood (TMI, I know...but just to help the OP). We took him to the vet and he had us feed him a special diet for a few days, but he turned out fine. I'm sorry, I can't remember what he had us feed him. I think maybe it was rice to help all the little pieces pass through. ???

We've learned our lesson, but he certainly hasn't. He still wants to get in the garbage. We take out any garbage with bones in it *immediately* and we certainly don't give him bones on purpose any more. I know some people feed their dogs bones and we used to, but once you've seen it go bad (and ours wasn't even *that* bad) you'd rather not see it again.

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Posted: 1/16/2010 8:54:02 AM
I agree about the garbage. She is almost 5 years old and has never gotten anything out of the garbage before.
I bet she thinks it holds all kinds of wonderful goodies from now on.

We will have to start taking it out right after dinner if there are any bones in it.

I don't even let her in the kitchen when we eat for fear of the kids dropping food for her to get.

I used to let her in but then I walked in one day and my then 2 year old was laughing so hard. He was having the BEST time throwing his goldfish at her and watching her run around to get them.
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