This question, perhaps, can be classified as controversial. Supporters of bone nutrition of the dog and his opponents a lot. Today ProfPet will try to collect arguments "behind" and "vs". Proponents of BARF believe that dogs can be fed with raw beef bones. Meat bones are bones with meat that is at least 50% on bones: whole chicken and turkey carcasses, backs, necks, wings, all soft beef and lamb bones, oxtails, etc. Most importantly, they must be raw. Some vegetarians claim that a dog should not be given animal bones, but it needs artificial bones. nylon, rubber, made of non-tanned leather or gelatinous. So can dogs have bones? Yes and no. Let’s see what you can and what not.
The tubular bones of the legs and wings. It is impossible. Because when cracking, sharp fragments are formed, which easily pierce the intestines. Consequently. perforation of the intestine and peritonitis. Operation, the fight against peritonitis. At best, the dog can be saved. In the worst. not. Believe me, it’s much easier just not to give chicken bones to a dog. If you really want to pamper your dog with a chicken, give it soft boiled cartilage with tubular bones. Everything. Nothing more of the chicken bones they get.
Beef, pork, chicken and indeed any. No, no one and never. Surprised? Boiled bones in the intestines are dumped into a very dense mass and clog the intestines. The most terrible cases. This is when fed bones from aspic. The bones from the jelly are cooked for a long time, they are made soft, and the owners gladly feed all these boiled down bones to the dog. Well, do not disappear the same product. And even doubt does not arise that at this moment they are doing something bad, or something is not right. Sometimes lucky, the dog ate a little, and then with difficulty, but she prokakalis. If you ate decently. wait for the woes.
In the best case, get off with a slight fright: vaseline oil inside and enema. In the worst case, an operation (cutting the abdomen, cutting the intestines, removing the bones from the intestines) plus postoperative care: droppers, injections, etc. Do you still feel sorry for throwing bones out of the jelly? Many dog owners have already seen for themselves: this “saving” is very expensive. Throw these bones with a clear conscience out of harm’s way!
Raw Pork Bones
We do not give. In general, we do not give pork. Raw pork. danger of infection with various worms: pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), Trichinosis (Trichinellosis), Echinococcosis (Echinococcosis), etc. And boiled pork is too fat for dogs.
Raw beef bones
But now we finally got to the bones that dogs can. It is possible, but again, not all. You can give nibble meat with melodies (from the large femur of the cow). And pick the meat from the ribs. If veal ribs are young, in the stage of cartilage. you can eat them. If the beef ribs are already hard in the bone stage, the pups can be given such bones, but follow: when the puppy gnaws the meat from them, the bone itself must be taken away and thrown away. An adult dog is better not to give beef ribs. Do not have time to look back. she had already gnawed and swallowed them. And when the ribs are cracked, sharp fragments are obtained. What is fraught with. see above. Veal cartilaginous ribs can be used by an adult dog.
But! To chew on dogs is useful. And for the teeth, and for the gums, and just something to do. In addition to dry food, you can give the dog a bite: Dried scar, dried trachea, dried penises. It stinks terribly, but almost all dogs like it.
In a study of this issue, Dr. William Fortney and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Kansas in Manhattan came to the conclusion that each owner must determine which of the two types his dog belongs to: a fan of chewing or swallowing bones. Based on this, you will understand whether your dog can be given natural bones.