Time for a controversial one, I feel… I have three dogs, and other than those they manage to scavenge in the park, I won’t let them have bones!
For those of you preparing to type away and tell me how wrong I am to advocate such a thing, this tip is based on one of the hardest cases I’ve dealt with in my 25 years as a vet, which involved a lamb bone lodged in the distal oesophagus.
This incident was several years ago and, thankfully, our friend is now doing fine, but it was incredibly traumatic for all concerned at the time.
As I type this I am waiting to see a dog that is straining to pass fragments of bone and is in a lot of discomfort.
So, go on – tell me how wrong I am, and give me all the evidence-based medicine that you should…