According to the FDA, dog bone treats are dangerous for your dogs. The agency is now calling on consumers to stop feeding their canines many of the treats the pets love so very much.
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In a recent advisory, the group has specifically called out “ham bones, pork femur bones, rib bones and smokey knuckle bones.”
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The directive is in part because of 68 recent reports of pet illnesses, and 15 dogs have died because of the dog bone treats.
Specific signs of injuries included cuts, wounds inside the mouth or tonsils, intestinal blockage and bleeding from the rectum. Dogs have choked and suffered vomiting and diarrhea from the offensive products.
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In addition, it was advised to avoid feeding pets bones/scraps from the table, and to supervise them when they are eating.