Please let this post serve as a Public Service Announcement.
Do not give your dog beef bones.
Our guy Tucker was treated to his first beef bone. And last.
The next morning he started choking up what looked like little Indian arrowheads, or slivers of the bone. And soon after, he began coughing and spitting up. And not eating.
After two x-rays, a barium scan, blood work and three medications, we think he'll be fine.
My husband said he grew up feeding beef bones to his dogs. So did our vet. But all it takes is one bone to go down the wrong way and cause irreparable damage. Or worse.
So as our boy lays in the warm sun today and recuperates, we are grateful that all it cost us was money (a lot of it!) and not his life.
Milkbones for everyone!