Although I have written about Dangerous Food For Dogs and I wrote a post dedicated to the benefits of Raw Chicken for Dogs I still seem to be getting quite a few questions about Chicken Bones and whether or not Dogs eating Chicken Bones is dangerous.
If your Dog ate Chicken Bones and you are worried then consult a Vet, but here I will finally put the issue of Dogs and Chicken Bones to rest.
Can Dogs Eat Chicken Bones?
Are Chicken Bones Dangerous For Dogs?
The answer is yes and no! Don’t worry, I will explain what they can and can’t eat. The general rule, however, is that Dogs can eat Raw Chicken Bones but not cooked Chicken Bones.
Dog Ate Chicken Bones?
If your Dog ate Raw Chicken Bones then I would not worry. We feed our Dogs Raw Chicken and Bones all the time. If your Dog ate Cooked Chicken Bones then I would be more concerned. Although a lot of the time your Dog will be fine after eating Cooked Chicken Bones there is a serious risk involved. You need to keep a serious eye on your Dog or go the Vets if you are concerned.
The Dangers Of Cooked Chicken Bones For Dogs
Why to NEVER Feed Cooked Chicken Bones To Dogs
Dogs should never be allowed to eat cooked Chicken Bones. Never feed them, and never let them loose in areas where people may have been eating Cooked Chicken.
Cooked Chicken Bones become very brittle. They will splinter easily and can break in to very sharp shards. If your Dogs ate Cooked Chicken Bones there is risk of it getting a splinter of Bone stuck in its Mouth, its Throat or in its Intestine. The Bones can pierce Intestines or form a hard blockage that can be life threatening.
This is not to say that this will occur, the majority of times you may have nothing to worry about but there is a risk. I am not saying you MUST go to the Vets but it is a real cause for concern and if you have the slightest worry I would recommend you get your Dog checked at the Vets.
Raw Chicken Bones And The Dangers To Dogs
Dogs Can Eat Raw Chicken Bones?
Raw Chicken Bones are a completely different matter to Cooked Chicken Bones. As with anything a Dog eats there is a small chance of it being Dangerous but Dogs have been eating Raw Bones safely, for the most part, for as long as Wolves have existed. While now far removed from their Ancestral Heritage, Dogs can safely eat all manner of Raw Meat and Bones in safety.
If your Dog ate Raw Chicken Bones I would not be concerned. Raw Bones, especially that of the Chicken, are very soft and digested easily by most Dogs. As well as helping to clean Dogs Teeth they will also help guard against problems with your Dogs Anul Glands which is very important.
The Bones Of a Chicken are ideal for Dogs. They can easily be chewed, are soft, easily digested by most Dogs, and good for their Health. Obviously if you see any adverse side effects call your Vet, but most healthy Dogs do nothing but thrive on Raw Meaty Bones. Some owners feed nothing but Raw Food.
The Danger Of Raw Chicken Bones For Dogs
For Healthy Dogs that have no advers effects to eating Raw Bones in general there is only one problem with the Raw Bones of Chickens. In the Thigh there is a long and very sharp Bone. It “could” cause a problem if it pierces your Dogs Mouth so remove it. If you remove this sharp Needle like Bone then the rest of the Chicken is safe.
Raw Chicken Necks or Chicken Wings make a great snack for Dogs. They love it and will be more than happy with their little treat.
Hopefully this has now covered the topic of Chicken Bones for Dogs and will give you the answers many have still been searching for.
Now, go get a few Chicken Wings for your little Bone Muncher. Or why not learn how to make 245 Homemade Recipes for your Dog?
“Live Chickens that give us our daily Eggs DO NOT count!!!!! Step away from the Hen House. Good Girl.”
May the Doggie Force be with you all.