Since childhood, we seem to picture. doggy with a bone in his teeth. How many dogs this stereotype cost us life. Even among dog breeders it is often possible to hear the opinion that dogs need to be given bones. sharpen your teeth. Only rodents sharpen their teeth, because they have grown their whole life. Dogs can’t sharpen their teeth. such they created nature. But to grind off, to break a tooth, to scratch tooth enamel gnawing bones. it will happen necessarily.
Puppies’ milk teeth change to permanent between the ages of 3.5 to 6.5 months. Permanent teeth remain for life and never change. And how long they can serve the dog, staying healthy, depends on heredity, as well as on its feeding. If there are bones in the diet, then at the age of 6. 8 years instead of teeth she will have small "penechki".
As for lovers of wide faces, in dogs such as pitas, staffs, rottweilers, etc. And the opinions that only bones can develop chewing muscles to bodybuilding relief, I will say it again: first of all, heredity and general physical training of the dog. And if you really really want the dog to constantly chew on something. buy her gelatinous bone or smoked pork ear. If your possibilities are not limited and you like bloodthirsty scenes, then the whole limb of a calf or ram along with the meat will enable the dog to tear off pieces of the meat on their own, but not to gnaw the bones.
More serious danger when eating bones. this is injury to the stomach and intestines. The fact is that the bones are not digested in the intestines of the dog and passing through the transit injure the mucous membrane in its path. As a rule, diarrhea or constipation is observed in dogs after devouring a large number of bones. Both. violation of the bowel.
Often dogs swallow large, sharp pieces of bones, and this can lead to more serious complications:
1. Bone can get stuck in the throat. You can only pull it out under anesthesia, and sometimes you have to resort to surgical methods. But this does not happen often.
2. Bone cannot escape from the stomach into the intestine, causing constant vomiting. Save the dog can only surgery.
3. The bone is stuck in the intestine causing obstruction and traumatizing the intestine, up to its perforation. Perhaps this is the most dangerous, what can feed the bones. The treatment is only surgical. After determining the place of an obstacle with the help of fluoroscopy with a contrasting substance, a rather complicated operation is performed. bowel resection. After the operation, the dog must be on a strict diet for a long time, and will not return to normal life soon.
4. Fragments of bones reach the large intestine, are compressed and the dog cannot properly empty the intestines. The animal adopts an appropriate posture, squealing t, a drop of blood may appear. Cleansing enema with oil helps in most cases, then again a strict diet for several days. This is the most common complication after feeding the dog with bones.
Dear dog breeders, I hope that this very succinct story is enough for you to spare your pets, your nerves and money and never give dogs any bones.
Well, now, at first glance, more fun story
A wonderful woman, cheerful, sociable, the mistress of two such charming dogs of different breeds. These dogs are very fat. They are still young, so they have no diseases associated with obesity. But. Wanting to prevent their occurrence, I wondered how and what she fed them. The story turned out very lengthy from which it follows that they eat very little and only very good products. After two months of persistent persuasion to transfer the dogs to lightweight dry food, I won. After a month of feeding light food, I meet all the same "donuts". What’s the matter? I go to visit and see bowls of salads all over the apartment "Russian salad", chicken with mayonnaise and other goodies. That is, the hostess in the morning in good faith gives the dogs dry, lightweight food, and with a sense of accomplishment, she treats them all day with various treats. It’s a shame, because it all ends very sadly.
There are a lot of similar cases, people think that happy life is a dog. This is to eat 24 hours a day. Inattention to your own dog can not be replaced by a piece of cake or boiled pork. Dog. This is a full member of your family. She needs your attention, love and care, she needs communication. and it cannot be replaced by food. A healthy adult dog cannot fully digest food more than twice a day. This may be a special dog food that is appropriate for the breed, age and lifestyle. In my experience, the best feeds are: Eagle, Eukanuba, Purina Pro Plan, Royal Canin, Pedigree Advance Formula. Ordinary food can also be: meat (beef, lamb, horsemeat, chicken, and only heat-treated chicken), cereals (buckwheat, rice, oatmeal, wheat, corn). Of cereals can not give semolina, barley and millet. It is also unacceptable to feed dogs with feed for farm animals. pigs, cows, birds. This is not the same as dry dog food! Required lactic acid products. cottage cheese, ryazhenka, adefofilnoe milk, etc. Vegetables and fruits in small quantities are also necessary for dogs.
Much has been said and written about the dangers of chocolate and other sweets, but you can often hear: "Yes, we know that it is impossible to give, but a small piece can". It is impossible! The same can be said about sausages, balyk, pork and other smoked meats. Sore stomach, intestines, liver, obesity, eczema and dermatitis. All this is a consequence of improper feeding.
Head Doctor of the Veterinary Salon "Good God" Beidik O.A.
Magazine ]"Animal world"
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