Are ham bones safe for dogs to chew?

Asked By: Clementine Pacocha
Date created: Fri, Dec 25, 2020 6:58 PM
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Cooked bones can splinter and cause severe internal damage to dogs. Ham bones from table scraps are absolutely off-limits, along with any other cooked bones. Dogs' strong stomach acid helps break bones down, and kill potential bacteria.
Answered By: Brooklyn Bauch
Date created: Sat, Dec 26, 2020 9:01 PM
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Most dog bones and chews found at your local pet store will be safe for your pet. However, some popular types of hard dog bone chews might be more suitable for your pet. Some of the most common and healthy chew for dogs that you can find at your local pet store, include: Bully sticks for dogs.
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Most dog bones and chews found at your local pet store will be safe for your pet. However, some popular types of hard dog bone chews might be more suitable for your pet. Some of the most common and healthy chew for dogs that you can find at your local pet store, include: Bully sticks for dogs.
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Do NOT allow your pet to chew on anything unless it has some “give” to it because that might prevent breaking a tooth. You should actually be able to indent the surface with your fingernail. Among other things, give no animal bones, no antlers, no hooves and no hard plastic or hard nylon bones.
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Choking or blockages. Rawhide bones and other edible chews can pose a choking and blockage risk. In fact, this is a much bigger risk than contamination or digestive irritation. If your dog swallows large pieces of rawhide, the rawhide can get stuck in the esophagus or other parts of the digestive tract.
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Don't give you dog cooked bones of any kind. Don't let your dog chew any kind of bone into small pieces. Don't give your dog chunks of bone that can cause blockages.
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A healthy adult dog with appropriate chewing habits will likely do fine with the occasional recreational bone, but if you are concerned, then stick to edible bone only. Red meat bones, usually bovine, will make up the majority of the recreational bones. Look for beef, bison, elk, moose, or deer bones.
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Pork bones, whether raw or cooked, are likely to splinter and crack when your dog chews on them. Your dog might attempt to swallow small pieces of the pork bone, which could lead to choking, intestinal blockages, or damage to the esophagus or intestines. All of these conditions are extremely dangerous.
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