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Just a word of caution about leaving your dog alone with a bone. This recently happened to a local family. The bone was sold as suitable for dogs.

 

A heartbroken family say their dog had to be put to sleep after eating a bone which splintered in her throat. They told how Princess the Staffordshire Bull Terrier fell ill after part of the knee joint bone she was chewing on got stuck in her throat.

 

Just days later, six-year-old Princess fell ill and struggled to keep any food or water down without being sick. She was rushed to PDSA Pet Hospital where vets said a part of the bone was stuck at the bottom of her throat towards her stomach.

 

The family were told that, to remove the bone, Princess would have to have a specialist £2,000 operation, which had a very slim chance of working. Vets said that, even if the operation were a success, Princess would have to be tube fed for the rest of her life and the kindest thing would be to put her to sleep.

 

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I just removed a bone from a dog's esophagus last week. It was pretty miserable and we only just managed to get it out with the scope. Almost had to open her chest to go in and retrieve it. Went over all the major concerns she was still at risk for. Haven't heard from them since so fingers crossed she did alright.

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