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Hey I have bought a couple these from the pet store to keep him happy and occupied chewing things that arent random things he finds throughout the house. He seems to love them. I assume they are good and safe as long as I am in the same room with him in case he manages to splinter one into pieces.

Any downsides to this? Nutritional issues with the skin and stuff on the top of the bone? Just let him have one a day until he gets bored and take it back up off the floor?
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Your pup may have an upset stomach from the beef flavoring on the bones, not sure about the skin, I would watch for that.
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So I would be looking for a change in poop like diarrhea? So far so good.
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So I would be looking for a change in poop like diarrhea? So far so good.
Yes it's possible, good to hear no problems so far.
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I reserve those kinds of bones (I call them meaty bones) for the rarest of occasions - like for after spay when they can't exercise much and you need to keep them occupied somehow when the energy is building up in them, or when I first broke my foot and couldn't yet get around well on the boot. The reason they are a huge treat to me is because of the additional fat and calories. They can definitely be a godsend, and my dog LOVES them, but all that greasy, messy, yumminess can't possibly be that good for their health. I imagine there is a lot of sodium in the flavouring on them, too.

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Those bones are cooked and can have sharp pieces. They are also coated with who knows what.

I prefer to ask at the grocery store meat counter for dog bones or soup bones. I freeze them and give those to my dogs. Much better for them. My theory is, if I don't give them to the dogs, I can use them to make human soup.


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My pup gets sick from those kinds, but he loves raw marrow bones (like the ones from Primal-- my local specialty pet shop has a frozen case, and the medium size are about $5 each). They keep him occupied for a few hours, and he gets one or two per week. Highly recommend!
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