Bones can cause quite a predicament for pet owners. On one hand, they can provide entertainment and fun. But they can also crack or break teeth, damage the enamel on teeth, splinter and break causing mouth injury and/or GI irritation, become a choking hazard, and as Rylee found out the hard way - even get stuck around a dog's mouth.
Rylee came in as an emergency exam on a busy Friday morning. She was anxious and kept pawing at her face (understandably). Spots of blood tinged saliva covered her chest and front feet. The bone was stuck around her lower jaw and hooked in behind her canine teeth. After a full physical exam by Dr. Cunningham, Rylee was sedated so the bone could be removed. Dr. Cunningham had saws on hand in case the bone needed to be cut off, but she was able to remove the bone with lubrication.
No further medications were needed once Dr. Cunningham had removed the bone. Rylee was very grateful and excited to go home! Be sure to exhibit caution if your dog chews on bones and always make sure they are supervised.
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