Bones – Are They Good For My Dog?

dog-with-big-boneI gave my five dogs the ‘wrong’ sort of bones yesterday and they (and I) paid the price.

I should have known better and it was all because I trusted the place I had bought them from.

Which bones are safe bones and which are not? Cooked or raw?

It’s the oldest cliché in the book: Dogs love to chew on bones. But the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) is warning that this time-honored tradition could be dangerous—and even deadly—for dogs. See here for a comprehensive summary of safe and unsafe bones from Dr. Becker.

We need to worry if part of a bone gets stuck in the dog’s stomach. Here is the story of a dog I went to that had already been cut open twice having swallowed stones that got stuck.

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About Theo Stewart

I am a dog Behaviourist C.C.B (Certified Canine Behaviourist) INTODogs). I have helped over 3000 dog owners over eighteen years. In addition to online consultations all over the world, I cover Beds, Herts, Cambs and Bucks for home visits. A 'Victoria Stilwell' Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT) and a full member of the IMDT. Graduate ISCP, International School for Canine Practitioners. My main site:
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