Dog Ate Chicken Wing Bone

Dog Ate Chicken Wing Bone

Last Updated: August 18, 2023
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The wing bones are the worst for this- they are obviously small. Because they aren’t “weight-bearing” bones, they tend to break into sharp pieces. If your dog eats a wing bone, the first thing it might do is throw up. It might happen almost immediately after they eat the bone or it may take some time.

The purpose of this article is to explain the “Dog Ate Chicken Wing Bone“.

The purpose of this article is to examine whether dogs can safely consume chicken wing bones.

Dog Ate Chicken Wing Bone

However before I really get started let me tell you some chicken wing trivia.

Approximately twelve and a half billion chicken wings are consumed in the US on Super Bowl Sunday?

In addition to 28 billion pounds of chips and 8 million pounds of guacamole.

The only thing we’ll be thinking about is our dogs when it comes to those chicken wings…

My dog ate chicken bones. What to do?

I’m talking about the $64 billion questions.

There are many factors that determine what you should do such as the size of the dog whether the bone was chewed up or swallowed whole and whether the bone was raw or cooked.

There are a few things that can go wrong with your dog but most likely he or she will be absolutely fine.

Are chicken bones good for dogs?

Chicken bones are not the best kind of animal bone to give your dog because they are too small for most dogs.

When you compare a chicken bone to a dogs mouth you realize it is quite small.

I can not gnaw on it. 

Now heres your dogs dilemma. 

Can a chicken wing bone be swallowed whole?

Do they eat them whole or bite into them?

It may cause a blockage at the back of the throat or further down in the digestive system if they swallow them whole (for dogs who like to inhale food instead of eating it).

By biting into the bone the obstruction threat is eliminated.

However it is replaced by the threat of small and sharp bone fragments moving through the dogs system and possibly cutting or grazing the throat or anywhere along the GI tract. 

Are chicken wing bones suitable for dogs?

No- it might be the opposite.

The wing bones are the worst for this- they are obviously small because when was the last time you saw a chicken fly? 

Because they are not “weight-bearing” bones they tend to break into sharp pieces. 

I would like to introduce my three basic rules about letting dogs have bones.

Raw bones are better than cooked ones since cooked bones are more likely to shatter.

Furthermore since weight-bearing bones are heavier and denser and would not shatter as easily as non-weight-bearing bones they are better for chewing. 

The third advantage of bigger bones is that they are stronger.

It is easier for a dog to gnaw on a bigger bone whereas a smaller bone can be downed in one or two bites.

After sharing with you my “bone philosophy” I will move on to whether any breed of dog can eat chicken wing bones.

Are chicken wing bones suitable for small dogs?

Chewing bones is a favorite activity for all dogs even the tiniest ones.

It would be great to have a Chihuahua a smaller Spaniel breed a Bichon Frise or a Shih Tzu- you get my drift.

Despite the fact that a chicken wing bone might seem like the perfect size as small dogs can not just swallow them in a mouthful or two they are more prone to shattering because they are not as dense as dog bones.

For small dogs chicken leg bones would be a better option.

It is a nice size and has a better density.

However there is another reason to be cautious and that is because some smaller breeds of dogs do not have a great set of teeth.

Their mouths are too small for all their teeth so they have an overcrowded mouth.

You should avoid giving your dog bones since there is a real risk that they will break a tooth or two.

Dog ate a chicken wing and then threw up

If your dog eats a wing bone the first thing they might do is throw up.

It might happen almost immediately after they eat the bone or it may take some time.

It is more comforting if it happens soon after they eat it as this will hopefully be the end of it.

Suppose you do a bit of CSI on the contents and see if the whole bone has come up or if it is just fragmented. 

Put your “hazmat” suit on and have a look if your stomach can handle it. 

An entire bone or the majority of the bone will be a good sign.

If you do not want to do this (and I’m in this group because I can stomach the worst diarrhea but not vomit) then watch your dog closely.  

In order to remove the chicken wing you must throw it in the trash.

Even though this is gross it is so important.

I have found that just because your dog has been sick does not mean they will eat that object again

Do they seem like they want to vomit again or are they acting as if nothing happened?

It is recommended that you call your vet if your dog looks sorry for themselves and stays that way for more than an hour or two. It is possible that there is more bone lodged in their system.

Even if your dog does not regurgitate the chicken wing immediately that does not mean they will not in the future.

It might take a few hours for it to arrive.

In this case you might want to be on the lookout for signs that indicate your dog wants to get sick.

My dogs would paw at the front or back or just stand by it looking at me if this was my dog.

They would head to some grass to chew and eat once they were outside. 

My dog ate a chicken bone wing and now there is blood in their stool

The second possible outcome is that your dog will vomit after eating chicken wings.

This article will explain in quite some detail how long it will take for a dog to digest a bone.

The sight of blood in your dogs stool can be quite frightening because we can not see what is happening – we can only see the result.

Blood in the stool may be caused by a sharp bone grazing or cutting part of the digestive system as it passes through.

It is difficult to determine the extent of the injury.

Part of it depends on how much blood there is in their poop and how often do you see blood?

Did you find it in just one lot of poop or several lots of poop?

The level of comfort your dog feels while pooping is another factor to consider.

Its a more serious problem if you see blood and they’re straining (mine grunt when they’re struggling to poop).

At a minimum you should get some advice from your veterinarian. 

The only time you have seen blood in your dogs stool was when it was in one lot and then your dog hasnot shown any more blood in subsequent stools.

How long will it take a chicken wing bone to pass?

Bones are not passed by dogs they are digested.

This means that you should not expect to find any bone fragments in their feces because there would not be any.

The stomach of a dog is perfectly designed to digest bone.

The stomach acid in dogs helps them digest food. 

Acid strength varies depending on whether they are digesting any food and what type of food is being digested.

Acid in a dogs stomach has a similar acidity to battery acid at its strongest.

With a pH of one that is extraordinarily strong – well enough to digest bones.

What is the digestion time of chicken wing bones?

It is an interesting question how long it takes for the bone to digest in the dogs stomach.

Chicken wings are comprised of relatively few bones so they would not take long in the overall scheme of things.

Once a dogs stomach is running at full tilt it takes less than an hour to break down solid bones into chyme.

Isnot that a great word do not you think?

During the digestive process chyme (part melted bone part gastric juice) passes out of the stomach and into the small intestine…

Within 24 hours the chicken wing bone would have passed through your dogs entire system and come out the other end.

I know this because last week our dogs had a rare treat of a cows leg bone and it was found in their feces within 24 hours.

There was a much larger bone so the poop had a chalky consistency since there was so much calcium.

I wouldnot expect to see any difference in their poop if they had eaten chicken wings.

If they ate the chicken wings and skin they might have a touch of diarrhea.

A dogs stomach can easily be upset by chicken skin since it is 40 percent fat and 20 percent protein. 

Take a look at this label if you do not believe me!

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