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Can Dogs Eat Turkey Bones?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

The answer regarding turkey bones is absolutely NOT!  Cooked bones can splinter and rupture the digestive tract. As for rib and pork bones? Another big NO! These also splinter easily. As a basic guideline, I would say that all bones are not safe for dogs. Beef bones can shatter and perforate the intestinal tract or cause an intestinal blockage. Fish bones would also rupture the digestive tract.  Blockages in the intestinal track will require emergency surgery. Large bones such as T-bones can become stuck in the esophagus. If a dog doesn’t chew the bones thoroughly, he can choke. There are also more reasons not to give a dog a bone:

  • Bones can cut the mouth and cause tongue injuries.
  • Round bones could get stuck in your dogs lower jaw and will require a trip to the vet to remove.’
  • Bone fragments that pierce your dog’s intestine can cause serious bacterial infections.
  • Bone and bone fragments can cause your dog to become constipated.
  • Bone fragments can be sharp and cause your dog pain and also bleeding from the rectum.

So no bones about it, no bones for your dog!

I would like to thank Vetstreet.com for providing some of this valuable information.

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