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Old 06-20-2005, 02:40 PM
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I watch my dog very carefully when he has any type of bone. Hannah is just a puppy and I don't feel right giving her a bone yet, and Shelby won't touch the bones for some reason. I watch him though when he has one and he does really good with it. The other two might nibble for a minute but then don't want anything else to do with it.
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Old 06-21-2005, 04:04 AM
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generally it's not safe to feed any kind of heat processed bone. regardless if it's cooked, boiled, roasted, barbecued, sterilized - the structure of the bone has been altered and the "gluey" substance that fills the pores of the matrix of a raw bone removed. you all know what this is - gelatin, used for making jello and similar stuff. it's what makes the bones flexible.

of course you need to pick the correct bone for every individual dog, but items like knuckle bones and rib bones are generally very safe. neck bones are a little softer and mostly completely consumable even by moderate chewers.

anyone who is interested in specifics, feel free to have a look here.
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