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Feeding your DOG with BONES

Giving your dog bones can be beneficial because bones have been proved to keep teeth clean, prevent plaque build-up, reverse periodontal disease in dogs, and maintain a balance of essential proteins and minerals.

Chewing on bones also helps to satiate your dog’s desire for food. However, as good as the benefits of bones are, there are always two sides to a coin. The following potential complications are problems that can occur in dogs after eating bones.

Fractured teeth: Some bones are hard enough to cause your dog’s teeth to crack. This sometimes necessitates root canals or tooth extractions.

Oral injuries: The sharp edges of bones can cut your dog’s gums, tongue and other oral mucous membranes. Not only is this painful for your dog, it can also get pretty messy. Bones can also get stuck in the mouth, particularly between the molars of the lower jaw.

Airway obstruction: The esophagus anatomically lies behind the trachea (wind pipe). All or part of the bone can slide down the esophag…