Can you feed dogs chicken bones?(Please read details)?

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Question by kiki87: Can you feed dogs chicken bones?(Please read details)?
My dumb brother-in-law just gave his dog a big plate of chicken bones from the hot wings we ate tonight. I Know it’s said not to feed a dog chicken bones but since I couldn’t stop him and I know he’s going to feed him more bones in the future I wanted to know will this hurt the dog? I really don’t know what to do because I really love the dog and I don’t want to see him hurt.
I want to thank everyone who has answered so far I know my brother in law is an idiot he thinks he knows everythings I’ve told him over and over that you can’t give the dog the bones. You guys just don’t know how big of a jerk he is. When they got the dog he was 4 weeks old. The dog wet the floor he picked the dog up by the neck an throw him outside on the ground. I throw a fit I wanted to call and report him then but besides him thinking he know everything we have an ok relationship. All the dogs current shot were paid for by me. My sister put $ 20 to help pay for them ONE TIME. Plus every since the dog came here all but one time I bought the food for him plus treats. I’m really upset the only reason I won’t report him is because of my sister.

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25 Responses to Can you feed dogs chicken bones?(Please read details)?

  1. You can feed a dog chicken bones but you really shouldn’t. The concern with chicken (turkey and pork) bones is that they splinter. When the dog breaks the bone in his mouth with his teeth and then swollows these small fragments, because of how sharp they can be (regardless of how small the fragment may be) it’s highly possible the bones could get lodged in his throat and cause major irratation. And the only way to remove the fragment is by surgery.

    However, there is some controversy that chicken bones especially, if cooked thorough, are more “bendable” and less likely to actually lodge in the larnyx.

    Most vets (and animal care specialists) will not recommend you give a dog any kind of bone. But I have given my dogs larger beef bones and have had no problems with any of the dogs becoming ill with these; even when given raw.

    Adoption P
    March 4, 2014 at 1:35 am

  2. It is possible the dog may choke and die or a bone will get caught in his bowels and he may need surgery. Report him to the Humaine Society.

    March 4, 2014 at 2:26 am

  3. No, it is a careless move – dogs aren’t exactly discerning in *how* they eat their food, so the likelihood of those small chicken bones getting caught in their throats is quite high.

    “Dumb brother-in-law” is an apt description. I hope the dog survives his idiocy.

    March 4, 2014 at 2:30 am

  4. chicken bones should be okay. fish is a nono but chicken…ive always fed my dogs chicken bones with no incident..?

    March 4, 2014 at 3:16 am

  5. its not good for them…chicken bones splint…keep an eye on the dog…if it starts acting weird…call a vet to check

    March 4, 2014 at 3:20 am

  6. NO! The bones can splinter and damage the gastro-intestinal tract. The dog can also choke.
    Your brother-in-law is an idiot.

    March 4, 2014 at 4:02 am

  7. Yes it is possible for it to hurt the dog. Chicken bones shred up into sharp pieces when the dog chews them up, they can get lodged in their throats or do internal damage when they swallow them

    March 4, 2014 at 4:07 am

  8. i give them to the cats, but not the dog.

    March 4, 2014 at 4:48 am

  9. It’s not a good idea because unlike other type of bones, a chicken bone can splinter and cause a dog to choke. If I were you I would suggest to your brother-in-law to stop unless he wants the dog to choke.

    Amanda F
    March 4, 2014 at 5:43 am

  10. I realize that I will be put down for publicly admitting this but my family has always fed our dogs chicken bones and they were always extremely healthy, long lived animals. I currently have an 8 year of dog that I have had since she was a puppy and I will give her an entire chicken carcass to eat. She has never been to a vet other the to have her annual vaccines, and her teeth are so good that the vets still misinterpret her as being around three years old. I think that a dog raised on that kind of diet gets used to eating them and doesn’t wolf them down, but chews them properly.

    March 4, 2014 at 5:52 am

  11. Pls let your family know that chicken bones easily splinter and can cause alot of problems for a dog. There r plenty of treats available for your pup at any pet supply store. They aren’t very expensive. I would recommend a treat that is natural and the right size of bite based on your pup’s size.

    marge S.
    March 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

  12. You are NOT suppose to feed chicken bones to a dog. They may choke and sufficate on the bones. Thier stomach acids are not prepared to deal with the sharp bone material. It will clog the digestive system and then your brother will be paying a very large vet bill because the dog has to have surgery.

    March 4, 2014 at 6:05 am

  13. Considering the fact that dogs will eat poop–I’m gonna keep on feeding my doggie all the chicken bones his little tummy can hold.
    You have to be careful about what pieces you give them, and like everything else in this world–too much of a good thing can be not so good, but they LOVE them!!!!!!!!!

    vickie g
    March 4, 2014 at 6:31 am

  14. Chicken bones are NOT fine. They are very bad because they are hollow and can splinter. If it were raw chicken, that would be okay, but when cooked, the chicken bones are very dangerous.

    Ayame A
    March 4, 2014 at 6:41 am

  15. Larger bones like, beef or pork bones, or even larger turkey bones are ok. But chicken bones are so small and delicate that they can break into small shards and choke or cut up the insides of the dog. neither of which is a good senario

    Jon P
    March 4, 2014 at 6:47 am

  16. NO it will choke or it could splinter and scratch/cut/impale its insides

    March 4, 2014 at 7:05 am

  17. Some people say that if you give chicken bones to a dog they should be uncooked. No boiled, baked, pressured.etc.
    But I highly recommend not giving any at all.

    March 4, 2014 at 7:39 am

  18. Your brotherinlaw is an idiot.
    But you my friend as a human being should have stood your ground and chewed his a** out for doing it sister or no sister.

    March 4, 2014 at 8:05 am

  19. A frequently asked question has to do with the safety of giving bones to dogs. You run a risk giving real animal bones to your pet. Chicken bones are a big No-No because they are small and sharp. They get caught in the mouth and can puncture the intestines. The problem with larger bones is that as the dog breaks off and eats small chips, these can build up in small turns of the intestines and cause a blockage. Raw bones have bacteria that may result in an infection. Signs of trouble after eating bones include pawing at the mouth, vomiting and diarrhea. Call your Vet. If you must give a bone, use a large cooked bone and take it away as soon as you hear pieces being cracked off.

    Commercially made dog bones are usually safe. Animal hoofs and ears run the risk of infection if they were not properly sterilized. Rawhides are safe as long as your dog isn’t gobbling them up in a few minutes. If eaten too fast, the larger pieces may swell up in the GI tract and cause discomfort and even an obstruction. Biscuit type treats are fine… just don’t get carried away since not all of these are nutritionally balanced or low calorie!

    Having a good chew is entertaining for you dog and good for his gums and teeth. So be careful what you chose to give him and you’ll both be happy

    I would be chewing him out make him eat a chicken bone and see how he feels the next day

    March 4, 2014 at 8:45 am

  20. do not give him the thin bones you can give the leg bone SOMETIMES .

    March 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

  21. I have heard that if the chicken bones are raw they do not splinter, it is the cooked that do. He should not give them to the dog.

    melissa s
    March 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

  22. absultely not because they will splinter and can cut the dogs insides all up. my mother used to raise dogs when i was younger so i have grown up around dogs all my life and that is one you do not want to do.

    March 4, 2014 at 10:41 am

  23. You should never feed a dog any kind of poultry bone, their bones are hollow and when a dog bites into them they can cause small splinters that can cut up a dogs throat. Tell your brother that he is indeed a idiot!

    confused lady
    March 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

  24. don’t give them any bones, I gave my dog a rib bone once and rushed to the vet and had surgery immediately, so don”t do it

    March 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

  25. I think in a court of law, if you can show that you are the one financially responsible for the dog, he is yours. Find a loving home for him or take him to a shelter yourself. You can always say the dog ran off !!!!

    March 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

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