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FDA Gives Warning To Dog Owners Not To Give Dogs Bones B/C Of Hazard They Cause

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    Aug 2015

    FDA Gives Warning To Dog Owners Not To Give Dogs Bones B/C Of Hazard They Cause

    (CNN)It's understandable that you'd want to pamper your pooch. But if you're doing so with bone treats, you're actually risking its life. That's the warning from the US Food and Drug Administration after it received about 68 reports of dog illnesses tied to such treats.
    Bone treats are real bones that have been dried, flavored and packaged for dogs, the FDA says. They're a fixture in pet stores.
    Although the treats might seem like they make good stocking stuffers, they pose serious health risks.

    In the FDA's reports, pet owners and veterinarians said dogs that ate these bones experienced blockages in the digestive tract, choking, cuts, vomiting, diarrhea and in extreme cases, death. About 15 dogs died.

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    "Giving your dog a bone treat might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death for your pet," veterinarian Carmela Stamper said in the published warning.
    Besides the warning, the FDA also provided extra tips for keeping Fido safe:

    • Chicken bones and other bones from the kitchen table can also cause injury when chewed by pets. So be careful to keep platters out of reach when you're cooking or the family's eating.
    • Be careful what you put in the trash can. Dogs are notorious for helping themselves to the turkey carcass or steak bones disposed of there.
    • Talk with your veterinarian about other toys or treats that are most appropriate for your dog. There are many available products made with different materials for dogs to chew on.

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    Mar 2012
    Good advice! It's been a loooong time since I gave my dogs real bones, when I was young I would actually give them a steak bone to chew on after it was cooked.....then found out it was a bad idea. I also used to get raw soup bones from the supermarket, but heard too many stories about bones splintering and being choke or health hazards....including the flavored packaged ones at the pet store. So, I don't give any bones at all anymore, and my dogs are just as happy, and I can have peace of mind.

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    Mar 2015
    PA USA
    Thanks for the important post!

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    Aug 2015
    I had to leave my Samoyed Husky alone for a few hours so I brought her a nice soup bone from the butcher to keep her company . When I got back home a few hours later I found out that my dog didn't like me trying to bribe her with a cheap bone ! She made a hole in the middle of my mattress and buried her bone in my bed !!! So bones can be harmful to your bed too LOL!

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