Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) re-released a Consumer Update about its views on keeping real bones out of doggie mouths. According to the FDA, feeding your pet a bone is unsafe and dramatically increases the chances for an unwanted trip to the veterinarian. Choking, mouth injuries and bacterial infections have all been associated with dogs whose owners give bones from the dinner plate.
However, just because you shouldn’t give Fido a ham bone after Easter dinner doesn’t mean he can’t be a happy hound. There are lots of bone-like products which are great to chew on. To learn about alternatives to bones, Click Here.