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You would be forgiven for thinking that it is perfectly natural to give dogs bones to eat and that our canine friends have always chewed on them in the wild. If the truth be known, it is quite dangerous to offer dogs any sort of bone especially when they've been cooked in any way because it could seriously injure them and may even prove fatal.
You might think that offering a larger bone to your dog would be okay, after all they would not be able to swallow it whole. The problem is that even the tiniest of splinters can do a lot of damage to your pet's innards which could see you having to take them to the vet as a matter of urgency. Your dog may even have to undergo some sort of surgery to put things right! The thing to remember is that dogs will crunch away at a large bone and shards will come off it which your pet will swallow!
There are lots of alternatives to give to dogs, but it always pays to buy products that are made by well-known pet food manufacturers and not be tempted to buy any cheaper ones from a market stall or online. You should also keep an eye on how your dog chews anything, making sure they are not doing any damage to their teeth which happens all too easily!
If you have a roast dinner or some spare ribs cooked on the barbeque, it's never a good idea to give your dog any of the bones, but instead to put them straight in the rubbish bin making sure your pet cannot get at them. You should never leave any bones where a dog can get at them. If you are out on a walk with your four-legged friend whether in a park or out in the countryside and they are off their leads, it's a very good idea to keep an eye on where your pet's nose takes them because they may well find a dead animal and a bone or two! Dogs and bones do not go together well and it could mean an expensive visit to the vet if your dog gets hold of one!
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