My Dog Ate Fried Chicken Bones What Should I Do?

By Julie •  Updated: 09/30/22 •  3 min read
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My Dog Ate Fried Chicken Bones What Should I Do?

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Accidents are bound to happen when you have a dog, especially when it involves food! Many dogs can’t resist the lure of fried chicken. They watch for that opportune moment when no one’s looking and make a grab for chicken or fried chicken bones that are within reach. Then the dogs run off and devours his treat before anyone notices what he’s done! This is a common issue! But what happens if a dog eats fried chicken bones?

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Has your dog eaten fried chicken bones? Are you worried the fried chicken bones will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.

We’ve gathered information about fried chicken bones and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

What are Fried Chicken Bones?

Fried chicken bones are the bones that are in fried chicken pieces. Fried chicken is made from pieces of chicken that are coated with seasoned flour or batter and then fried. The outer coating on the meat makes a crispy layer that holds in the chicken’s juices.

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You may be surprised to learn that fried chicken goes back to ancient Egypt! The dish was also popular with Europeans during the Middle Ages. Who doesn’t love some excellent fried chicken?

Fried chicken is safe for humans if they don’t eat the bones, but what about dogs? Can fried chicken bones make a dog sick?

Fried Chicken Bones & Dogs

Fried chicken bones can cause problems in dogs. However, if your dog has eaten one small bone and is not choking, he may be OK. It’s a good idea to call the vet and get their advice on what to watch for and how to handle this situation.

You’ll need to check your fur baby to make sure he’s breathing OK. Bones can sometimes become lodged in the esophagus and block the airways. If your dog is choking, call the vet immediately.

On the other hand, it’s possible for a dog to eat chicken bones and become sick. The problem is that the fried chicken bones could become stuck in any part of the digestive system and cause an intestinal blockage. This is a serious condition that can cause death if left untreated.

Finally, fried chicken bones are very brittle. It’s possible for a dog to crack a bone with his teeth, releasing small, sharp bone shards in his mouth. The sharp bits of bone may puncture or tear the dog’s mouth tissues, the esophagus, or anywhere along the digestive track. This can be a very dangerous situation, mainly if the bone shards cause a puncture or tear of the intestines.

What to Do If Your Dog Has Swallowed Fried Chicken Bones

We highly recommend calling the vet immediately. There are several issues that could happen, causing serious medical issues for your canine companion. The vet will have the best advice and guidance on how to help your dog.

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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