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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-2015, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Spare rib: best case?

I wasn't thinking when I gave Moji a frozen cooked spare rib meatless bone, she took it and went off happily ... About twenty minutes later I realized that might not be such a good idea, and went in search of her and the bone, but I couldn't find the bone anywhere! ...

Now, a half-hour later, she's still her usual high-energy self, bouncing around, she hasn't choked or vomited, but I'm really anxious that I can't find the bone .... Could she have hidden it? ...

I kind of know what the worst case is, but is there a best case (assuming she's eaten it)? ...

She's seven months old and weighs twelve pounds and, apart from having a clueless owner, is in great shape ...

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If it were raw it may not be a problem, but a cooked bone can spliter and cause problems. I'll let the others chime in better but my understanding is raw ribs are actually quite good because they are non weight bearing so a bit soft. Archer has eaten raw ribs before and done well with them. But I believe cooked is a whole different ballgame.

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call your vet and see what they have to say.

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Thank you ... Now it's the next morning and Moji's had no reaction at all, she's eating, sleeping and going normally ... I've searched the house and can't find the bone, I have to assume she ate it ...

The funny thing is, I never give her anything other than a dollop of canned pumpkin with her kibble, which the vet recommended, and her puppy training treats (freeze-dried liver, mainly) ... The temperatures have been relentlessly hot in the Pacific NW and I thought she'd like a cold treat, and that's how she ended up with the frozen spare rib ...

I can't describe how high my anxieties were when I realized I may have given her something harmful to eat ...

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