|Barked: Tue Feb 19, '13 4:23pm PST |
|If she can swallow a whole chicken wing bone.. then she must not be very small. maybe I have the wrong image in my head.
Anyways, I have a 8.5 lb dog who has been on raw for over a year now (yay).
Did you feed the wing with the skin on? Skin can cause loose stool if your not careful. It's very fatty.
You should be able to hear the dog 'crunch' the bone. As long as she is crunching it, that's all she needs to do. Remember, it's cooked bones which do not digest right and can cause serious internal injury when swallowed. Raw bones are digested by the stomach acid.
Dogs can choke on anything they put into their mouth. not just bones. If your small dog is choking, seek medical help, hold their back end up and give back blows just like you do with a baby.
I think it really helps to watch other dogs tackle bones when your feeling worried! just get on youtube and type in 'small dogs eating raw bones' or something.
Also, since the pup has been on kibble, you can try adding probiotics to aid the digestive tract.
Chicken necks are also a great starter bone for tiny dogs.
and lately I can find beef neck bone (sliced) which I find is awesome to give my small dog. The bones are like a puzzle getting all the meat off, and they are too big to crunch and swallow so they give your dog something to gnaw on.
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