According to the advice of pet experts, a big bone stick is OK, but all kinds of small bones (or broken bones) should not be given to dogs. Let’s first understand the advantages and disadvantages of dog eating bones:
1. Calcium supplement: This is a common saying. Although dogs really supplement themselves with very little calcium by gnawing bones, there is a certain amount of calcium supplement. In fact, the calcium in the bone is difficult to be absorbed after digestion by the dog’s gastrointestinal tract, most of which is discharged from the body with feces.
2. Clean teeth: the advantage is certain. Because when the dog chews the bone, it rubs the tooth surface, which has a good cleaning effect on its teeth. In rural areas, dogs usually have bright and white teeth because they often have the chance to chew big bones and eat hard food. This is good for dental health.
The harm of dog eating bone is precisely the harm of improper bone feeding, which is a lot, such as: bone stabbing the mouth, digestive tract, large bone caused esophageal infarction, eating too much bone caused gastritis, gastroenteritis, sharp bone debris caused gastric perforation and so on.
Can’t dogs eat those bones? Do not feed small joint bones of poultry: including neck bones and head bones of chickens, ducks and pigeons. This kind of bone is relatively small. It is easy to form broken bones after being bitten. It can scratch the throat and stomach of the dog and cause massive bleeding. In addition, for large dogs, it’s easy to swallow small bones such as chicken neck without chewing well. It’s really troublesome to get stuck in the esophagus. You have to go to the hospital. It’s better to be careful.
The bone that can be fed to the dog is cooked or the big stick bone of pig, cow and sheep that is raw. This kind of bone is relatively thick and safe for the dog to bite. It is also more beneficial for the dog’s digestion and tooth maintenance.