• Dry Heaving
• Repeated swallowing
• Distress that manifests as panicked pacing
that causes the dog to have trouble sitting, lying down or finding a comfortable position
• Diarrhea, with or without blood
• Refusal to eat or drink
This is a serious medical emergency that often needs to be treated with expensive surgery and even with an emergency operation, not all dogs survive.
Pig Ears -
The dry, brittle texture of these snacks makes it a bad idea to give a Pug pig ears. The shards can cause tooth breakage when being chewed and shards can cause injury to the throat. Once swallowed, improperly chewed pig ears can cause blockage to the intestinal tract.
It is not safe to feed a Pug real bones from ham, chicken, turkey, duck, roast or any other meat. Cooked bones are the biggest danger, though raw bones can cause problems as well. When bones are cooked - regardless of their size - they become brittle. When they are chewed, sharp splinters will break off.
This can cause injuries and serious health issues including:
• Chipped teeth
• Mouth injuries
• Splinters in the lower jaw
• Blockage to the esophagus
• Inhalation of a bone splinter into the windpipe
• Blockage in the stomach or intestines
• Bone fragments causing injury to the rectum
Raw bones are a bit safer, but still pose some risks that do not make them the best snack for a Pug puppy or dog. The problems with these treat include:
- Over consumption of marrow - Raw bones contain marrow which can cause diarrhea and for some dogs that are prone to pancreatitis, it can cause a flare up.
- Splinters - Raw bones that are cut are more likely to crack which can cause all of the same dangers of those that are cooked.