Dog Vomiting After Bones
Posted 24 December 2008 - 11:45 AM
Does this sound right? Would softer bones (eg chicken necks or carcasses, roo tails, or pork) have the same effect? Could the dog be sensitive to bacteria from the raw food rather than the sharp bones? My colleague is concerned about her dog's teeth and potential vet bills from not eating bones and would love to feed a raw diet if it was an option.
Any experiences or advice would be appreciated.
Posted 24 December 2008 - 11:51 AM
My old Mitchell,used to.. and also Hamlet now will vomit after eating hard bones like shanks- the jagged bits irritate the stomach- and back they come. Most of our dogs handle them with no problem...altho I tend to use the non-weight bearing bones more nowdays...shanks, etc occasionally.
I don't give them to Hamlet anymore... but he does steal
poor Ham- he was in dire straits a couple of days back- threw up 5 times after stealing someone's harder bone!
he had roo tail last night tho- no problems!!
Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:28 PM
maybe try some chicken necks to start with and see how she goes...?
Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:36 PM
It's common for my dogs (one in particular who doesn't chew so well) to vomit bile the day after eating bones. I believe it's due to a small piece of bone blocking the exit from the stomach into the intestine and allowing a build up of stomach acid. He vomits it up, chew it up small and eats it again (ewww) and is all better. He's been doing it for years and it would never stop me feeding bones.