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Cat ate Chicken Bones

August 9th, 2009, 06:38 AM
My husband had some KFC and forgot to throw out the bones. Well, Joey decided to eat them through the night. There was next to nothing left of them. I'm worried this may cause serious problems. What should I be watching for? Should I avoid giving him anything to eat today?

August 9th, 2009, 06:48 AM
I wouldnt worry too much....many cats eat raw which consists of the bones...However I would certainly keep an eye on him to make sure he has no problems going potty! Does he seem okay? I'd be willing to bet your kitty is going to be rather thirsty though KFC will do that to you!! :thumbs up

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August 9th, 2009, 07:11 AM
I would have the number of your vet on speed dial. If the chicken bones were raw, I'd be far less concerned, but cooked bones are much more likely to splinter and have greater potential to result in intestinal perforation. Don't withhold food, and if your cat at any point starts to refuse food, or seems "off" (like lethargic or hiding), I'd be getting to the vet no matter what time of day or night. With all that bone, constipation is something else to watch out for, although chances are this won't amount to anything. But be extra observant for any side effects just in case.

Dr Lee
August 9th, 2009, 10:08 AM
While I have surgically removed a couple of chicken bones and one entire Christmas turkey from a pet on Christmas eve:wall:; most of the time consumed chicken bones will pass. This is due to the fact that the chickens used today are culled at a younger age, making their bones less apt to create the problems that we used to see 'back in the day'.:rolleyes:

I would agree with sugarcatmom - any clinical signs should be immediately followed up with a veterinarian. :pawprint: