Dr. Chyrle Bonk DVM (Veterinarian)

On top of caring for animals and writing for veterinary publications, Dr. Chyrle Bonk owns a small cattle herd! When she’s not busy with those things, she can be found somewhere enjoying the Idaho outdoors with her husband and two kids. Chyrle has practiced in a mixed animal clinic for over a decade. She also writes for various veterinary websites and magazines, like Dogster! Dr. Chyrle Bonk received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oregon State University in 2010.

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My Dog Ate a Chicken Bone, What Do I Do? (Vet Answer)

You may have been warned about the dangers of dogs eating chicken bones, and with good reason. Eating a chicken bone can be dangerous for a dog. So, whether your dog gulped down a chicken bone without chewing or if they crunched it up, contact your veterinarian immediately. Chicken bones will usually dissolve without incident

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Kidney Stones in Dogs: Signs, Causes & Treatments (Vet Answer)

Kidney stones tend to be fairly prevalent in people, making us wonder if our canine companions are spared the anguish. Kidney stones do indeed seem to be fairly rare in dogs, with bladder stones being the most often diagnosed urinary stones. However, they may be more common than we think; they just don’t tend to

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Why Is My Dog Vomiting Yellow? Reasons & What to Do (Vet Answer)

Unfortunately, vomiting can be a common part of having a dog, and their vomit can come in many forms and be a variety of colors. If your dog is vomiting yellow, it’s most likely bile, which could be tied to several different causes, including fasting, pancreatitis, and allergies. If the vomiting is severe or accompanied

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My Dog Is Constipated & Throwing Up, What’s Wrong? Our Vet Answers

When your dog has two major health signs occurring simultaneously, they should see the vet. Constipation and vomiting together can be due to several potentially serious causes, with the main one being an intestinal obstruction. Visit your veterinarian if your dog isn’t having regular bowel movements or if they seem to be pained or strained

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How Long Can a Dog Live With a Collapsing Trachea? (Vet Answer)

The “goose honking” cough that many dogs with tracheal collapse exhibit can be loud and alarming, making many owners wonder how long a dog with a collapsing trachea can live. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this, as the truth is that it depends. With proper medical and environmental management, many dogs will live

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Rimadyl Overdose in Dogs: When to Be Concerned & What to Do (Vet Answer)

If you have a canine companion, you’ve likely heard of Rimadyl. This popular anti-inflammatory is often given after surgery or to help alleviate pain associated with an injury. Rimadyl isn’t always beneficial, however, and an overdose can be severe and even life threatening. If your pup is currently on this medication or you’re considering using

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