I just admit that years ago I would often give my first lab whole cooked chicken carcesses. Never had any problem. Now I'm very careful about what bones I give my dogs. The worst thing I ever gave them was some of those cooked bones you can get at the pet store (or Walmart). I ususally get the huge ones that last quite a while and don't break off in little sharp pieces (beef), but thought I would save some money and got the smaller ones (pork I think) . Found Skippy after he had eaten most of it in about 10 minutes, with just little knife-like shards surrounding him. It was awful - never seen anything so sharp. Took emilu's away from her, but she had eaten some too. I honestly don't know why something awful didn't happen to them. I spent a long time searching the yard for bone shards, and Emilu still comes up with one occassionally. NEVER AGAIN!!!