My dog ate a cooked chicken bone last night and I kind of freaked out. Everyone knows that cooked bones are bad for dogs, and if you don't you should. I have had him for over 10 years and he hadn't eaten a cooked chicken bone until yesterday. Here are some important things I learned that could help you deal with the situation if it ever happens to you.

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    Don't Freak Out

    I did freak out but you should keep you cool and make sure to clean up any other chicken that your dog might get into. Keep calm because most likely they will be ok. Actually, feed them an extra meal to help cushion the bone splinters in their digestive tract.

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    Don't Make Your Dog Throw Up

    If your dog has already ate the bone, just let him be. Do not try to induce vomiting because the bone could cause damage on the way back up. Watch for signs of choking or the bone stuck in your dogs throat: salivating, drinking a lot, or uneasiness.

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    Contact Your Vet

    Even though your dog will probably be ok, it is best to consult with your vet for specific instructions and so they are aware if any complications arise.

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    Watch Your Dog for 48 Hours

    After you complete all the above steps, observe your dog for around 48 hours. If they have perforated bowl (punctured), they will show signs like :shallow breathing, stretching as if trying to remove something, vomiting, bloody stole, problems dedicating,or a general change in mood.