Which Bones Are Safe to Chew, Which Are Not

The wrong bone can cause a medical emergency.

Dog owners often hear they should never give their pet a chicken bone. The worry is that a dog can easily crush a chicken bone with his teeth, causing it to splinter and then perforate the intestine. But thats largely an urban myth, says Your Dog editor-in-chief John Berg, DVM. Chicken bone will almost inevitably dissolve in the stomach and never even reach the intestine.
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