Originally Posted by finnfinnfriend
Myth! Bones are good treats for dogs
Fact! Bone shards can get stuck in their digestive tract
Oh I have a story for that one! My step-dad used to sneak bones to my dogs while I wasn't at home (school or work) and I would always find out and get angry about it. He used to say "but it's a insert whatever animal here
bone and won't shard up!" i had then replied that it didn't matter, they could always swallow a piece just a little too large.
So of course something happened to my Chihuahua Kitty that proved me right. On my way home from school, I got a call from my step dad because something was wrong, there was something sticking out of her butt that she didn't want to be touched. It was too late in the day to bring her to her normal vet so I took her to an emergency vet (so expensive, and I don't get my employee discount that I had grown accustomed to). Sure enough it was a chunk of bone that the vet had to carefully remove and ever since Kitty doesn't like anything going near her butt. She doesn't even get her temperature taken at check-ups anymore.