Can chicken bones hurt cats if they ate them?
May 27, 2010 2:31pm CST
I have always thought cats could eat chicken boens with no trouble. Now I am hearing from a cat lover a cat can choke on a chicken bone! Is this true or not? I would like to know!
4 Jun 10
I think although choking on a chicken bone is an issue (obviously lol) its the fact that the bone could splinter and puncture your cats stomach or other organs that is the main problem. This wouldnt be very nice for your kitty and could end up costing you lots at the vets which you really dont want! I have never given my cats bones though I'm sure I have read in various places of people who do give their kittys bones to chew on and have never had any problems. The main reason for chewing on bones is for dental hygenine and if your worried about this at all then make sure your cat is eating a fair amount of crunchy dry food or if your cat prefers wet food try whiskers dentabites, temptations or other crunchy treats which dont cost alot of money.
• United States
8 Jun 10
I don't own a cat. The cats I am talking about are barn cats at the stable were I work at. They are fed dry food every day. On the weekends I give them a small can of wet food on both days. Once in awhile I give them left over food from the kitchen I work at. I only feed them food they like and won't harm them. I always thought chicken bones don't hurt cats. I was wrong and I will never feed chicken,with bones,to cats ever!
27 May 10
Usually that often cause problems are the bone head of a chicken or fish spines are fairly large compared with the throat hole cat. Cats must try always to be able to remove a foreign object stuck in their throat, but its definitely useless. In this condition the cat would not eat and drink. If undetected or left of course will cause infection.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 May 10
It is not recommended to feed any animal a bone of any kind. While chocking may not be an issue, tearing and cutting are always concerns. When bones break, they often have sharp ends that can break off and tear the lining of any number of orgens on its way down. So, if you're unsure about a particular food, or thing don't allow them to have it.