Can Dogs Eat Uncooked Chicken Bones? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

You may have already read about the dangers of cooked chicken bone for dogs but what if the bones are uncooked? Well, the same warnings still apply. Raw chicken bone may not be as brittle as the cooked bones but they can still pose a threat to dogs.

Generally speaking, chicken bones are quite thin and small so it’s easy for most dogs to chew the bone into smaller pieces. Once swallowed, the shards and splinters of the chicken bone can become a threat in the dog’s body. Some parts of the raw chicken bone, for example, may be sharp enough to cause cuts in the dog’s digestive system.

The above is a general rule of thumb and should be followed by any dog owners who have doubt about letting their dog chew and eat uncooked bone. In some cases, it might be okay for dogs to eat the meaty bones (such as raw chicken wings). This, however, should only be allowed for larger-sized dogs and dogs that chew well enough without assistance.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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