My malamute, Zeuse, swallowed a 1"x3" pork bone and it stuck in his throat. The vet shoved it further down. The next day Zeuse was panting and gaping his mouth open and shut to catch his breath. On taking him to an
Emergency Clinic the possibility that a perforation possibly caused by this 'jamming' could be causing a buildup of water [now extremely thirsty with no seeming quench] and blood [being termed "chylous fluid"] and therefore the source of this fluid building up in his thoracic cavity was dismissed. To my knowledge no effort has been made to determine whether in fact a perforation exists; however, Zeuse has now lost his middle lung lobe and upon a second surgery, his lymphatic system tied off. They are now stating there is no hope and recommending euthanasia. He has excellent appetite and between thoracocentesis is of good spirits.