Hey folks. So, our 9 yr old Yellow Lab got a hold of a wild hog leg bone about 6 inches long and about 1-1/2" dia on Monday evening. While I didn't see it, my girlfriend said he ate and swallowed half the bone almost instantly. She took the rest away from him. Today, he has been eating grass by the fistful, so to speak, and an hour ago he regurgitated two small-ish (about 1" long) pieces of the hog bone. I don't think he is having regular BM's today. (Besides, at this point, I'm actually wooried that, if he tries to pass a piece of that bone, it will just tear his bowels up going through. He is still eating, although we've cut his food ration in half. I figure he still has possible 1-2 more pieces of bone in there.
We're pretty worried and seriously thinking aobut taking him to our vet in the morning. Have you guys seen this before, where a dog eats a bone he couldn't pass? What are the probable outcomes? We're watching him tonight. He seems otherwise okay, but we're afraid he may need surgery to remove the bone pieces, and, if that happens, we're afraid that, at 9 years old, how well will he recover from that?