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Natural Bones Have Multiple Dangers
While cooking the bones helps to decrease the risk for bacterial contamination, it makes them more brittle and more likely to splinter. These splinters can lodge anywhere in the mouth, esophagus, stomach, or intestines. I have also seen bones cause intestinal obstructions, with or without intestinal perforation. The bottom line is the risk does not out weigh the benefit when it comes to bones. I recommend finding safer alternatives for oral health and for dogs that just love to chew on things. Thanks for the question!
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