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Old 02-05-2013, 04:45 PM
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Hey Tracy, I gave Midgie a raw chicken neck bone yesterday afternoon with the 2 gizzards & half of the liver. She gobbled them up & then soon after started making a movement with her mouth & tongue (kind of like when you get a piece of meat stuck between your teeth & you can't get it out). I've checked several times & can't see anything). I gave her some ZP this morning & kibble hoping it would work what evers bothering her out, but she threw up--just once. I don't know if she might have something stuck in her throat & if she scratched her throat & it's irritated or what. I don't think this demands a vet visit yet & I really don't want to take her as they don't believe in feeding raw. I just got home from work & she's still doing that mouth movement. I've offered her a piece of a carrot, sweet potato, animal cracker, but she won't eat it which is very unlike her. She did eat a piece of raw meat tho.
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Took her to the vet just in case she might start choking on me. Vet says she probably scratched her throat with the bone chards. She's doing ok.
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Glad to hear Midgie is doing okay. As for Tracy. I think she has moved so hopefully she is just busy right now getting settled.
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She's ok!
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I'm here! Still working on the house. Today I am restaining grout. Oh that is a fun job. NOT.

anyway, Brody did the exact same thing one time after he chewing on a bullystick and he actually had a string of it stuck between his back teeth! It would not come out! It was slimy and of course he wouldn't leave his mouth open for me to get ahold of it. So I got some pliers and hubby held him and I was able to get a grip on the end of the string and pull it out from between his teeth. It was really stuck. So her making those mouth movements makes me think that you should check between her teeth really carefully!!! There might be a little something caught there.

Otherwise I agree with your vet and the chicken neck may have scratched her esophagus going down. Poor baby. I hope she feels better soon. I hope you didn't get a lecture from the vet.

Is she a greedy gus? If so, you might want to feed BIG pieces that she will really have to settle down and gnaw on, like a beef or pork rib with lots of meat? A chicken neck might just be too small for her if she is a gulper.
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It's 2 days since she ate the chicken neck & her throat still seems pretty soar. Vet told me if she wasn't better in a couple days to bring her back, but I'm not sure what I should do. She ate her raw beef cubes this morning with no problem. She hacked one time about 30 minutes later, not sure what that was all about. Been trying to give her a little honey on my finger to help the irritation. I wonder if she could have a bone shard stuck in her esophagus? Really hope I don't have to take her to vet today. I have a sick child at home from school & I'm feeling a little overwhelmed & very tired from being up since 3:30.
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I personally wouldn't run to the vet for the occasional hack. Just keep doing what you are doing. The chances of a bone shard being stuck are really remote. If she seems uncomfortable, you will know it.

I wouldn't do chicken necks or wings in the future, sounds like they are just too small for her. Go with a huge turkey neck or beef or pork ribs. (Let her gnaw on the ends.) Pork neck is great also, lots of nooks and crannies to work on those teeth and really get a workout. Feed big meaty bones from now on, don't do the small ones. It is a case of getting to know your individual dog and what works for her.
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I personally wouldn't run to the vet for the occasional hack. Just keep doing what you are doing. The chances of a bone shard being stuck are really remote. If she seems uncomfortable, you will know it.

I wouldn't do chicken necks or wings in the future, sounds like they are just too small for her. Go with a huge turkey neck or beef or pork ribs. (Let her gnaw on the ends.) Pork neck is great also, lots of nooks and crannies to work on those teeth and really get a workout. Feed big meaty bones from now on, don't do the small ones. It is a case of getting to know your individual dog and what works for her.
For breakfast I gave her the raw beef cubes & mixed in an herb called Inflamese thinking it would help reduce the swelling in her throat. I haven't used it in a while (maybe a month or so). The holistic vet gave it to me for her. After she hacked that one time, she became really clingy & her throat seemed to be extremely irritated. I called the vet to let them know what's going on & they said they'd prescribe some pain meds for her. So I took Midgie with me to go get the meds where I could watch her closely & she started having an allergic reaction where she was trying to scratch her face off. Her neck glands where swollen huge. I had a Benedryl with me but no way to cut it, so I bit off a small piece which was crumbed in my fingers, so I wiped the powder across her front teeth. That seemed to do the trick. I'm so glad I had her with me. I decided to have the vet take a look at her. He gave me Rimadyl & wanted to give her Hydrocodone. He decided not to give the Hydrocodone & felt the Rimadyl should be enough. Anyway, I'm exhausted. Thanks for your quick reply Tracy. Don't worry, I'm not giving any bones of any kind.
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