We are aware of the dog’s gargantuan appetite. We know that our four legged friends are not very discriminate eaters. Dogs even eat non-edible things. A well loved dog that is regularly provided with high quality food will still eat poop. As vets and other dog experts would tell us, dogs and chicken bones will be a potentially dangerous combination. This means that if your date in watching Avatar is a bucket of KFC, you need to lock the pooch in another room.
No matter how careful you are, you may not always be able to stop the dog from eating chicken bones. What will you do to help a pet that has deftly opened the trash can and gorged on chicken bones? Of course you cannot ask the dog to throw up the bones it has ingested. All you need to do is to keep an observant eye not only on the behavior of the dog but also on what comes out with the feces.
Dogs have this peculiar predilection for dogs. Bones are in fact buried and considered as treasures by the dog.. Why then are chicken bones considered dangerous for the dogs? Cooking makes chicken bones brittle. The bones can easily splinter when gnawed by the dog and when ingested, the stomach and the intestines can be ruptured by the sharp slivers. It is possible that the sharp shards can be embedded on the mouth or pierce the throat. Chicken thigh bones are especially unsafe to be ingested by the dog. The long and thicker thigh bone, once broken into splinters when chewed by the dog would pose more danger.
The first thing you have to do if the dog has eaten chicken bones is to observe the dog’s behavior. If the bones have punctured the mouth, the stomach, and the intestines or have created a blockage, the dog would be listless and would be kind of moody. Inspect the stool. Straining to defecate and a stool that is tinged with blood is reason to head to the vets.
Ingested chicken bones are usually excreted with the feces. A double ration will not only “cushion” the bones but the additional food intake will encourage the dog’s system to pass more stools. A can of pumpkin will make the dog throw up. And cross your fingers that the bones will be puked by the dog.
Ink & Stem
Come savor a spring morning in the gardens and learn how to design and plant your own living succulent centerpiece using gorgeous fresh succulents. We will discuss succulent care, propagation techniques, and principles of design. We will also take time to awaken our creative soul with fun writing activities, coloring, and wordplay. This mini-retreat will help you push pause on your inner critic so that you can truly cherish a workshop dedicated to beauty and nature. Attendees will experience the calming, restorative benefits of succulent design and take home their own succulent centerpiece to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to make a personal handmade gift for a loved one, to enjoy the retreat with a loved one (think Mothers Day!), or to just take time and do something special for yourself! Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the beautiful spring gardens after the workshop ends. Instructor Bio: Christine Bayles Kortsch, Ph.D. is a homebody with a gypsy soul. She is the author of Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction, as well as essays on urban homesteading and wilderness camping. You may have read her essay on backyard chickens in 5280 Magazine last summer! Christine teaches literature and writing at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and the University of Baltimore. She is a gentle and enthusiastic teacher with a deep passion for gathering people together and inspiring them to chase the beauty and goodness in their everyday lives. Read more about Christine and her Ink & Stem Workshops at cbkortsch.com. Price: $69, $64, $40 materials fee included. See the website for more information and to register online.