Long story short, my dog got ahold of a cooked bone. A big ol’ ham bone. She obliterated it. After some Googling, I found that you should immediately give them bread.
I shoved bread down her gullet until she looked like she was pregnant. My vet commended the move and said with how much bone she ate and how much had splintered, the bread saved her life. And if not her life, it saved me from having to pay $3k+ for surgeries. A $3 loaf of bread saved my dog’s life. Crazy to think about.
Why YSK: From my understanding, the bread “absorbs” the bone and keeps it from puncturing anything by essentially padding it. They may still need surgery to remove any big or sharp pieces, but it’s better than needing additional surgery for a puncture.
You of course should still bring your dog to the vet asap, but all she ended up needing was some x-rays and pain meds. A shitty situation ended better than it could have.
Edit: THIS ONLY APPLIES TO COOKED BONES
Edit 2: Also bird bones are never good.
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I used to work as a prison guard, and I met a man who was sentenced to five years hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving sister. He was one of the strongest men I ever met. He tried to escape prison, and had another 14 years added to his sentence. When he was released he had a criminal record, couldn't find anywhere to stay or work, and went underground violating his parole.
Since then I became a police officer. Yesterday I was assigned to cover for someone in a town I'm not usually in. There was a traffic accident where a man got trapped under a car. This man comes up, who bears a striking resemblance to the escaped prisoner I knew ten years ago, who lifts the car and frees the man trapped under it. As I said, the prisoner was one of the strongest men I've ever met, so I was sure it was him.
I try to arrest him for being an escaped convict, but the townspeople identify him as the mayor and successful business owner. They all insist I'm an asshole. Am an I an asshole? I'm sure it was him. He did steal the bread and try to escape from prison.
Last week, I organized a one-shot for my group in lieu of our DM's absense. I homebrewed a beholderkin with Spectator's statblock buffed to around CR6. This was for a party of 4 lv4s - a Fighter, Barbarian, Paladin, and an Artificer.
Players finally encounter the BBEG, and the combat ensues. Players nearly manage to slay BBEG with a sliver of health left, at which it starts to retreat into the darkness of the cavern. Players only had a 80x60ft platform to move around, which was surrounded by a bottomless pit. Party's only ranged combatant (Paladin) was already removed from combat after falling down. As the combat reached its last turn before the boss gets out of their sight, it literally had 1hp left in its bank.
Out of desperation, Fighter threw her lance as an Improvised Weapon - barely misses.
Barbarian charges off the platform and throw her glaive as well - misses, and gets caught by Artificer's Feather Fall.
It's Artificer's turn, who just broke out of Paralyzing Ray last turn. If BBEG doesn't die this turn, it's gone forever. So, what does he do? He pulls out a bread from his ration, and throws it at the BBEG. Roll for attack with disadvantage - slams a 19 and 20.
Needless to say, we all laughed shitless. That night, a fearsome beholderkin controlling an undead army, was slain by piece of a rock-hard baugette thrown by an angry gnome.
This was certainly a memory I will never forget...
TL;DR: PC threw a bread as improvised weapon at the very last turn before BBEG escaped, and dealt a finishing blow.
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