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Archive for November 27th, 2015

Why Bones Are Bad For Your Dog

Friday, November 27, 2015
posted by Jim Murphy

DOGTURKEYThanksgiving is over but there are always lots of leftovers in your fridge. I know that it’s tempting to give your dog a turkey bone as he looks at you with those sad eyes but there are many reasons why bones are very bad for dogs. Vetstreet.com has put together a list of reasons why you would shouldn’t give your dog any bones!

  • Bones can cause bloody mouth or tongue injuries.
  • Round bones can become stuck around your dog’s lower jaw and may require a veterinary visit to remove.
  • Bone fragments that pierce your dog’s stomach or intestines can cause serious bacterial infections that are difficult to treat and can even be fatal.
  • Bones and bone fragments can cause your dog to become constipated.
  • Bone fragments can be sharp, causing pain and bleeding from the rectum as your dog passes them.

So when your dogs beg as you make those turkey sandwiches, give him a dog treat instead.

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