Can you feed pork bones to dogs?


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According to the Michigan Humane Society, it is dangerous to feed any type of bones to dogs; this includes pork bones. Small pieces or bone splinters can cause illness or death in dogs.

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The Michigan Humane Society explains that dogs can swallow small bones, causing blockages and damaging the intestinal tract. Bone splinters can cut a dog's intestinal wall, causing hemorrhaging and infection. Bits of undigested bone can become impacted and cause a blockage in the dog's digestive system as well, particularly in older dogs. If not caught in time, digestive blockages can be fatal. While dogs have a need to chew, good alternatives to bones include chew toys and an occasional rawhide chew.

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