FDA Outlaws Dog Bones
by Dr. Chris
April 26 2010 This week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued consumer guidance warnings that dogs can suffer from potential problems if they ingest shards of bone or get bone bits stuck in their teeth or jaws.
The FDA advises not to give your dog a bone no matter how big the bone is. They say bones are not safe for dogs no matter what their size.
FDA List of Potential Dog Bone Problems:
1. Some parts of the bone could get stuck in your dog's esophagus.
2. While biting into the bone, it could become wrapped around the lower jaw.
3. Your dog could get broken teeth.
4. Bones can cause intestinal blockage.
5. Shards of bone can cut a dog's stomach.
6. Bones could get stuck in the windpipe.
7. Bleeding from the rectum could occur.
8. Peritonitis, if the intestines are punctured.
9. Mouth injuries.
10. Tongue injuries.
Going to the vet is expensive, even if you do compare pet insurance
. The FDA says you should buy bone substitutes.
What do you think, should dogs be given bones?
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