Can Dogs Eat Spare Rib Bones?

Can Dogs Eat Spare Rib Bones?

Despite common belief, it is not recommended to feed any kind of spare bones to dogs. Rib bones can upset a dog's stomach or even become lodged in a dog's throat.

Rib bones in particular can be hazardous to dogs because they are thinner than leg bones, which means they can easily splinter into shard-like pieces that can get stuck in a dog's digestive tract. These bones can also end up exiting the body in an equally splintered way, either through vomit or in the dog's stool. It is much safer to share a little meat with your dog than it is to give them a spare bone.