Dogs are frequently given bones to eat by their owners (generally, leftovers from the Sunday meal). Dogs are always disposed to eat bones, but this is not a good reason to think that bones are good for them or, even more, that what we are doing is good for them.
Small bones (from rabbit, pork, lamb, chicken or other animal species) may cause a lot of damage. Here is a list of the most common processes suffered by dogs that have eaten bones and seen in veterinary clinics:
You should keep in mind that dogs descend from wolves but have evolved through time, while wolves stopped at an earlier stage of evolution. In the same way, it would not seem logic for humans to eat and cook food as it was done in prehistoric times. We have to understand this and apply it to the domestication of dogs: it makes no sense to dress a dog in a woollen sweater in the winter because it is cold, but to give it bones thinking that our dog loves them and that nothing has ever happened.
I would not risk my dog’s life for a bone; this is why I recommend that you don’t do it. Unfortunately, every vet has seen many cases of this, some of them with very sad outcomes.
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