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    DefaultDay Three, still no chicken bone

    ???

    We have been watching him like crazy, examining every poo, loading him up on bread between meals. I still haven't seen anything. He still acts just fine.

    How long should I continue biting my nails over this?

    You read some scary stuff on the internet...like dogs that have problems many days or weeks later, because the bone hangs out in the stomach, then it finally turns the right way to enter the intestines.

    OTOH, I read some things about chicken bones that were very encouraging, although a little sad: A couple of sites mentioned that "modern" table chickens are very immature when slaughtered, therefore their bones are much softer than the old broiler chickens. One source said the chickens' bones are so soft when they are slaughtered that they could barely stand. :'( :'( :'(

    But, as sad as that made me, it seems like it could be good news for us. ???


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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    Gosh. I read something recently about the deplorable conditions commercially raised chickens have to live in.


    But, back to Angus. I hope the bone makes it's way out, soon! Catch me up on this; have you taken him in for an xray?


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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    ??? Possibly an abdominal x-ray (at least two different views) might answer the question......???

    When Auggie was being diagnosed for problems back in Sept07 surprisingly a bone showed up in her intestine - we did poop watch & poke for over a week and nothing. At the next x-ray the bone was nowhere to be seen!!! ;D (we think it was a deer bone she picked up out in the woods)
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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    I figure by now the chances of anything bad are pretty slim. But to be on the safe side, I think I would have an X-ray. That would at least set your mind at ease.

    Glad he's feeling ok....and how sad for the chickens.

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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    I know that Angus has had problems in the past,so go by whatever your vet says, but my dogs (especially in the past, as I posted before) have eaten bones and I never , ever saw them pass in the poop. Corn maybe, but not bones. (and I'm a consummate "poop watcher"!)

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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    Well, I guess a bone would show up on an x-ray, wouldn't it?

    The vet's office was definitely in the wait and see camp.

    Maybe I'll call them and see if they think an x-ray is a good idea at this point...


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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    Connie, why don't you post over in the raw section. Plenty of people over there feed raw and can probably give you encouraging words. I've given my crew a lot of RMB's including chicken in the past and never seen them poop bone. Throw up bone maybe, but never poop bone. All they get now is marrow bones and turkey necks because I wasn't real fond of them throwing up bone. Now...we won't talk about when Zoe pooped the bird, but that's another story. I think the raw feeders will make you feel better than he'll be okay.

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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    Thanks Sandy I might do that. The only thing that worries me is that this one was cooked, and therefore the consistency changed...? ??? Or does it? I don't know!! You read so many different opinions about bones.

    I called the vet, and he said as long as he's acting normal he didn't see a need to take an x-ray. He said that even if they saw something on it, they would not necessarily be jumping to do surgery if all other signs are normal. He didn't really seem uber-concerned, so that makes me feel better. He knows me and Angus very well, and I *think* if there was anything to be very concerned about he would have had us come in.


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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    Well, I guess a bone would show up on an x-ray, wouldn't it?
    Maybe not if he has been digesting it.

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    DefaultRe: Day Three, still no chicken bone

    Quote Originally Posted by patm
    Well, I guess a bone would show up on an x-ray, wouldn't it?
    Maybe not if he has been digesting it.
    Yep, that's true.


    Connie and "The Boys":
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    Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD

    Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
    Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever

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