Meet Willow and Nadya, these cuties both came in a few days apart from each other because they managed to get their well intentioned treats, circular marrow bones, stuck around their lips and lower jaw!
After arriving at the St. Petersburg Animal Hospital and Urgent Care (AHUC), a physical exam was performed and in each case both pets had to have sedation in order to remove the bones. Sometimes we are able to wriggle them off once the dog is in a state to allow manipulation, but if that is unsuccessful then the bones must be sawed in half in order to remove them.
Pet owners should be cautious when feeding bone marrows to their dogs. Not only can this happen but the bones can chip or break teeth or potentially splinter and pose a risk of serious digestive problems to them as well.
We are glad to report that both pets are doing great! Their parents have found other treats for them to enjoy from now on.