Is it safe to give your dog raw bones to chew?
Is it healthy or to be avoided?
The complications of giving a dog raw bones
Dos and don’ts
If you are determined for good reason to feed bones, there are some dos and don’ts:
- Do only offer dogs human-grade raw bones.
- Do supervise your dog at all times when you give him a bone — and manage dogs in a multi-dog household. Bones represent a high-value resource to a dog and fights can break out.
- Don’t feed cooked bones because these can splinter, causing internal damage or intestinal obstruction.
- Don’t feed too many bones as this can cause constipation. The general guideline is one or two raw bones per week, with a few days in between each serving, but this may vary between individual dogs.
- Don’t let your dog chew any kind of bone into small pieces.
- Don’t give your dog small chunks of bone that can cause blockages.
- Don’t give your dog a bone if he has stomach problems.