Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bone Treats Are Not Safe For Dogs

The FDA issued a warning against giving your dog bone treats citing numerous reports of health issues such as diarrhea, choking, vomiting, intestinal blockage and even death. Most bone treats for dogs are highly processed with chemicals and flavorings and even though our pets want them, please try to consider other safer alternatives. A better alternative is raw frozen bones. Many raw food manufacturers offer frozen bones but even these should still be supervised. While very nutritious, raw frozen bones can be problematic for some sensitive dogs because they are very fatty and can cause pancreatitis. The safest option is to take a plain sterilized bone or Kong ball and fill it with canned food or treats. You can freeze to make it more of a challenge.