Many dogs get into the trash and snag a chicken bone, beef or pork rib, and a piece of steak bone. If a small piece of bone is chewed up well, there should be no medical problems. The problem occurs when a large amount of baked or barbecued chicken or steak bones or a turkey carcass is consumed. Barbecued bones are brittle and can be sharp. They also act like cement in the intestines and can cause a blockage. Small pieces of bones, if chewed well usually cause no problems. I feed my dogs raw chicken wings and chicken thighs...small bones and all...to keep their teeth clean!! That is part of the Dog Dish Diet!