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Old 11-26-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Charlie stole and ate cooked turkey bones from the trash-- he hasn't stolen from the trash in literally years so I wasn't even thinking I should watch him...but it's totally my fault. Is there anything I can do besides sit and wait for him to have possible issues? I was reading about possible problems from eating cooked bones and I'm very worried...has anyone had this happen?
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:55 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Do you know how many he ate? Cooked bones are really bad, but raw are fine. Cooked can splinter and cause serious internal damage. I'd call the evet in your area and see what they say. If you don't have one you can call, watch his poops. If he doesn't poop, he might have an obstruction, but if he does, make sure there is no blood in it because that can mean the bone damaged something while in his body. Sorry you have to go through this. They get into everything!
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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When my dog was a puppy she ate a plastic knife. I took her to the emergency vet b/c it was after hours and the vet gave her several pieces of bread to eat - in larger hunks that I would have done. I would definitely call your vet, but in the meantime a few pieces of bread may be a good idea.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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Odds really are your dog will be just fine even with the cooked bones but don't go tempting the fates with that again................
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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OK I gave him some bread and this morning he had a lot of diarrhea, but no blood or bones so far. I'm calling the vet today just to be sure. He's not acting weird or anything. It was a turkey leg plus a few more bones.

Thanks for the advice!! I will definitely put the trash can in the pantry next thanksgiving and I'll keep monitoring him for now...
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: ST paul MN
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bread isn't good for a dog... useless for processing but times like this call for messures,lol.



Raw bones are wonderful but cooked can be deadly... I'd talk to the vet on the cooked bones.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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Odds really are your dog will be just fine even with the cooked bones but don't go tempting the fates with that again................
If shes having no problems and the bones went down with no issues which appears to be the case I would let her eat and drink as normal and delay calling the vet. Afterall she didnt eat poison.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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My dog did the same thing. He ate a whole turkey leg plus the wings of a 26 lb turkey.. He is not acting himself very quiet. Hooch is 150 lb mastiff and is still looking for food... ? Should i just take him to the emergency vet or wait it out and call his reg. vet in the am ???
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Rural Western TN
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BREAD, white bread, sandwich/soft type is better, the bread is gooey and will gumm up the works, essentially gooing any bone shards together...

however if the dog is behaving oddly, vomiting straining to poop, refusing to eat or drink, blood in poop, gagging, sore, tummy looks distended, running a fever ect or ANYTHING that doesnt seem "right" its better to have a vet check asap.
cooked bones can cause intestinal punctures and tears as well as getting stuck.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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I have a good friend who is a Vet Tech, and she said they get dogs in frequently this time of year who have eaten turkey bones.

She said they always x-ray first to see how many bones there are, and to judge their position and whether or not they are likely to pass on their own.

If they are tangled up, lodged or if there are just too many to pass safely the dog will need surgery.

It is good advice to put your turkey bones into the freezer until trash day comes around. Even if your own dog can't get into the trash, you don't want a neighbor's dog to get sick from eating the bones.

I hope your dog is ok. Please let us know!
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