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Yikes - swallowed half a chicken neck!?

Lola was anxious or hungry this morning and she crunched on her half chicken neck piece - about 6" - and crunched for maybe 2 minutes before she just swallowed the whole thing. The piece she swallowed was probably 4" long. Meat and bones. She wobbled around for a minute like she was going to throw up. I tried to get her to regurgitate it. But she happily kept it down. Now What????

She lying down curled up like usual. Should I get her moving to throw it up? Maybe it is better for her to stay still and let the stomach enzymes work on it?

I think she is going to throw it up either way, so maybe getting her moving now is the better move.

Let me know if you have any experience - Marj or Daniel - I hope you do!

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Oh my goodness - Poor Lola! Does she norally get a chicken neck to eat that size?? I would think that he stomach will most likely work on it, but i would bet that she wont eat dinner tonight.
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She normally gets turkey necks which are bigger, so she has to chew on them more. The butcher gave me chicken necks by mistake, but I didn't want it to go to waste! It didn't occur to me she'd swallow the thing whole. Little piggy.

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Hi Anne, poor Lola! Yikes! My guess is the same as yours - that she will eventually throw it up if it is too big to digest. Let us know what happens and I hope she will be okay!

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Wow, hope she's ok! I guess she was hungry!!!

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Hi Anne, poor Lola! Yikes! My guess is the same as yours - that she will eventually throw it up if it is too big to digest. Let us know what happens and I hope she will be okay!
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Hi Anne,

My Beamer has also swallowed a whole chicken neck before.. every now and then it happends I guess... He is always fine though... (the first time I freaked out to)

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Ryan - what RMBs are the right size for these kids to gnaw on and get the meat off and then crunch bones without swallowing the whole dang thing?

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Chicken necks are good... I've been using them for over a year, and not sure what else there is besides turkey necks.. The only reason why I would think they swallow them whole sometimes is because they think it will be taken away from them... So I usually keep my distance while hes doing his thing with it...

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Lola swallows them whole because she is a food hog. I feed her raw food frozen in a Kong so she will take more than one minute to eat. I have this lovely vision of her eating a bone where she has to pull the meat off with her front teeth, chew, swallow, and then crunch the bare bones with her back teeth, swallow. I gave her a chicken thigh once, and she ate it in 3 bites. Under 3 minutes. Clearly she loves them. I was thinking a really big bone might provide a combination of meat/food and chewing.

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