How can I help my dog have a bowel movement after eating pork chop bones and getting backed up?

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Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

That would a thing to talk to your vet about. Cooked bones can and will splinter and can be very harmful for a dog. Make an appointment with your vet. Safest thing to do.

Lard Ass Profile
Lard Ass answered

Pumpkin will help a constipated dog, you can also put some milk and water together, that will also help. Real bones are not good for dogs, try some chicken jerky, your dog will love it.

Erin Jimenez Profile
Erin Jimenez answered

I would try sweet potatoes and raw eggs. Boil the sweet potatoes and then peel them after boiled. Cut them up and then add the raw eggs. My dog gets this 2 times a week just because it is healthy for him. 

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Oota Dabun answered

Is it chopped pork bones? Pork bones are very hard, and it is not safe for dogs to munch or eat. My dog had stomach injury because of this.. The bone scratch its stomach's wall and my dog did not ate for weeks, and the vet told us not to feed it with pork bone or any hard bones.

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Phil Newton answered

It's really important to seek medical advice from a veterinarian if your dog has eaten pork chop bones, as the bones can splinter causing internal damage to the animal.

Encouraging him to have a bowel movement before you know for sure that the bone has not splintered can be very dangerous. However, you  

Why do bones splinter?

When we cook meet the bones tend to become more brittle, which of course, makes them more susceptible to splintering.  If this occurs once an animal has ingested the bone, then the splintered pieces can cause massive internal injuries, and even lead to death.

Other potential problems with your dog eating bones

Animals should never be allowed to eat pork chop bones as they can cause numerous injuries including the following:

  • Mouth and tongue injuries from splintered or sharp pieces of bone.
  • Getting the bone stuck in the windpipe, oesophagus and stomach can cause serious injuries and causing an inability to breathe.
  • Rectal bleeding caused by splintered or sharp pieces of bone that have passed through the digestive tract.

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