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Should I Give My Dog a Bone? Which Bones are Safe To Give?

Your dog might be an important person for you. Actually the dog is not a person. But most of the dog caretakers think the dog is like a person. A dog is acting as a living person that has all the feelings and a good understanding. So that animal is as important as that much. Therefore we have to be careful to protect that innocent animal. Then you have to see their living pattern and food pattern. If they have any symptoms of disease then you can notice it easily. Providing a healthy diet can even cause health.

dog eats bone

Actually dogs love to chew bones. Is that a new experience for your dog? No, then it doesn’t matter. But if it is new, always ask the veterinary surgeon. Discuss it with them. Then shall we see our main points? 

Don’t Give Them Cooked Bones 

That is the important factor that you may have to pay attention to. If you give them cooked, there may be certain problems. Some of them are as, 

  • Teeth may be broken 
  • The mouth and the tongue can be injured 
  • Bones can be looped around the Jaws. 
  • Constipation can occur 
  • Rectal bleeding may take place 
  • Bacterial infections may occur in the abdominal region. 

So please note to don’t give them such kinds of food items. Those above conditions may reach high levels of diseases too. 

Then you know the cooked bones are harmful to the dogs. But there are ones in the shops. Are they good to give them?

dog cooke bone

Bones Those Are in the Shops 

Those are even harmful to your pet. Consumption of them may even lead to the illness of the dogs. These become poisonous because of the substances used for the preservation and other all. There are many items used for preservation, for smoking, and for flavoring too. 

 Because of the consumption of the bones in shops may lead to the following items, 

  • Choking 
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Death may occur sometimes 

But the most important thing is that before giving these things it is more important to ask from a veterinary surgeon before giving the above. 

From that, we can conclude that the bones from the shops are not suitable to give the dogs. Then we will see about the Rawhides. 

Rawhide Chews

Those are even not much good for the dogs. That means those are even the same facts as the above ones. Because there may be some poisonous agents contained in these food items.

rawhide chews

Other than the poisonous chemicals there may be artificial substances added to them even. Such as the artificial sweeteners, gelatine and other additives. Don’t give them because those are cancer-causing agents. The following are such problems that would occur because of these. 

  • Cancers
  • Problems of digestion 
  • Blockages may be occur 

Now you would be able to understand what types of bones are harmful to your animal. Then which types of bones are you able to give it. 

What Types of Bones Can You Give Your Dog? 

The bones that those are not cooked are suitable to give. Because there are some things contained in it. You can give them, 

  • Lamb
  • Turkey 
  • Beef bones 
  • Raw chicken 

Through that the dog will get the following benefits. 

  • Those are soft. Because of that easy to eat 
  • easy for chew 
  • The digestion is easy too

Therefore you have to follow the guides for the safety of your dogs. 


  • If you can examine the time when chewing the bones. Don’t let the dog chew it alone. 
  • If the dog’s dental health is deteriorated don’t give such items for chewing 
  • You don’t need to supply a bone soon after every food time
  • You have to let it chewing about 10min to 15 min
  • The size of the bone that has to be given could be decided according to the size of your dog.

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