My Dog Ate Rotisserie Chicken Bones What Should I Do?

By Tom •  Updated: 09/18/22 •  3 min read
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My Dog Ate Rotisserie Chicken Bones What Should I Do?

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Dogs are attracted to food that smells good to them, especially meat and poultry! If you’ve bought a rotisserie chicken and leave it on the counter unattended, there’s a chance your fur baby will smell it and move in. When you come back, the rotisserie chicken may be gone, bones and all! So, you may suspect your dog is the culprit. But can the rotisserie chicken bones make your dog sick?

Has your dog eaten rotisserie chicken bones? Are you worried the chicken rotisserie 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 rotisserie chicken bones and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

What are Rotisserie Chicken Bones?

Rotisserie chickens are chickens that are cooked in a rotisserie. The rotisserie uses direct heat as a heat source, and the chicken is placed near this heat to cook. In addition, the chicken may be put on a skewer to hold it in place and rotate as it cooks. This ensures the meat is completely cooked throughout the chicken.

Rotisserie chicken bones come from chicken that’s been cooked in a rotisserie! These chickens are usually pretty tender and taste amazing! Your dog is sure to be attracted to the smells of rotisserie chicken. But what happens if he eats the bones?

Rotisserie Chicken Bones & Dogs

Unfortunately, rotisserie chicken bones can be dangerous for dogs. The problem is that cooked chicken bones become very brittle and easily break into small pieces. If a dog chews and eats a bunch of rotisserie chicken bones, he could become very sick.

One problem is that the brittle bone pieces, when chewed, could cause injury to the inside of your dog’s mouth. In addition, when swallowed, these sharp bits of brittle bone could also cause tears or punctures in the dog’s digestive system, from the esophagus to the intestines. This can be very dangerous.

What’s more, the bones could also clump together and form a blockage anywhere in the dog’s digestive tract. This can be a life-threatening condition if left untreated.

Another problem is that the chicken bones could also pose a choking hazard for your canine companion.

What to Do If Your Dog Has Eaten Rotisserie Chicken Bones

The first thing to do is see if your dog is choking or not. If so, call the vet immediately. The vet may suggest trying to remove the bone if you can see it. However, you may need to take your dog to the vet to safely remove the bone.

If your fur baby’s OK and not choking, the vet may ask you to bring your dog in. Dogs that eat many chicken bones should be checked right away. The possibility of an obstruction goes up when a dog eats many bones. In that case, the vet will check your dog for any issues. If they find a blockage, the vet may need to perform surgery to remove the bones.

The prognosis is best for dogs who receive prompt medical treatment after eating rotisserie chicken bones. And in the future, it’s best to ensure all chicken bones are out of your dog’s reach. You may even want to consider buying a dog-proof wastebasket to make sure your fur baby can’t get in the trash for chicken bones. Prevention is always the best medicine!

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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