FDA Is Warning Consumers About DOG BONE TREATS

DOG BONE TREAT warnings from FDA

The FDA has put out a post warning against the purchasing of dog bone treats for your dogs. They say that they have "received about 68 reports of pet illnesses related to "bone treats,” which differ from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and packaged for sale as dog treats."

Their reports of issues included  “Ham Bones,” “Pork Femur Bones,” “Rib Bones,” and “Smokey Knuckle Bones.”  As warned by one vet they quoted,

Giving your dog a bone treat might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death for your pet.


Issues reported from 90 different dogs include

    Gastrointestinal obstruction (blockage in the digestive tract)
    Cuts and wounds in the mouth or on the tonsils
    Bleeding from the rectum, and/or
    Death. Approximately fifteen dogs reportedly died after eating a bone treat.

Remember, keep chicken bones out of reach. They can splinter and cause serious damage. Even if you've given your pup chicken bones in the past, well, it only takes one. And you should always supervise your pup when they have a chew toy.

Check with your vet on what you can give your pups.  We cook our own treats up for them so we know our dogs are safe.

To report a problem with a pet food or treat, please visit FDA’s Web page on “How to Report a Pet Food Complaint.

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