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Xena9012 12-17-2013 04:30 AM

Can puppies eat pork ribs?
 
I've got some pork ribs left over from dinner. Am I allowed to give them to my 4 and a half month old puppy. They are hard and thin so I am scared she might choke on them. What do you guys think?

David Winners 12-17-2013 04:48 AM

No cooked bones.

David Winners

robeangyalchen 12-17-2013 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 4683538)
No cooked bones.

David Winners

Can you explain why? I have a 6 months old pup, and i feed him buff bones, soft ones, sometime raw and sometimes cooked. Fyi, not ribs though.

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David Winners 12-17-2013 07:34 AM

Raw bones get crushed up and have softer edges. Cooking the bones makes them more brittle and they can become jagged or pointy when broken. They create a puncture hazard for the dogs digestive tract.

http://www.drbasko.com/site/tips-fee...s-dogs-safely/
" I dont recommend feeding any baked, broiled, or barbecued bones to pets because the heat dries up the bone and makes it more brittle and subject to splintering. Chicken bones and beef T bones are mostly the culprits. Keep pets away from these bones!"

YMMV. I wouldn't risk it. I actually had a dog puncture his stomach with a steak bone and die after surgery.

RIP Maxx
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My5dogs 12-17-2013 07:39 AM

I wouldn't give bones in any form.


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robeangyalchen 12-17-2013 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Winners (Post 4683658)
Raw bones get crushed up and have softer edges. Cooking the bones makes them more brittle and they can become jagged or pointy when broken. They create a puncture hazard for the dogs digestive tract.

Throw Me A Bone! 4 Tips for Feeding Bones to Your Dogs Safely | Dr. Ihor Basko - Worldwide Holistic Veterinary Care, Acupuncture, Diet Therapy
" I dont recommend feeding any baked, broiled, or barbecued bones to pets because the heat dries up the bone and makes it more brittle and subject to splintering. Chicken bones and beef T bones are mostly the culprits. Keep pets away from these bones!"

YMMV. I wouldn't risk it. I actually had a dog puncture his stomach with a steak bone and die after surgery.

RIP Maxx
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/DSCN0314.jpg

David Winners

Sorry to hear about Maxx. :(

Thanks for the detailed information. I guess i can feed Raw chicken legs/Paw?? Tyson loves it.
I had to google search YMMV :) i guess i could learn more than dog talks here :p

ozzymama 12-18-2013 11:17 PM

I would not feed a dog pork period. As a treat, but it's too high fat concentrated protein and the most mass-produced meat available, unless you have an ironside dog, look for a better protein source.


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