A lesson to be learned about giving our dogs bones.
Something that we have all done.
We've had our first mishap for 2010. My mother thought she was being a great "grandmother" and had saved bones from a round steak for the dogs. Yep, it happened! Boone had a great time until the bone flipped under his jaw and got stuck. I tried working it off and logistically it should have flipped back the way it came. But by the time he allowed me to try his tongue had swollen a bit and it and the lips were getting pinched. It was President's Day weekend and finding my vet didn't happen (his emergency line went to a clinic in Post Falls). Fortunately, North Idaho Animal Hospital was on the spot. They knocked him out and sawed it off. He suffered nothing more than some skin irritation. I suffered a minor heart palpitation as I signed a check for what amounted to a $250 doggie treat. Lesson painfully learned!