Giving your dog a round bone such as round steak bone, may sound like it is a real treat for your furry friend, but it can be hazardous to a dog.” Mackinnon” found this out first hand recently. It is not uncommon for a dog to get the bone stuck over their teeth and around their lower jaw. The dog becomes so upset and frustrated by this that many times they have to be sedated so the bone can be removed or cut.
It also can be swallowed and become a gastric foreign body and may require anesthesia and surgery to remove it.
If you want to give your dog a “real bone”, go to the butcher counter and ask for at least a six inch BEEF BONE only. Usually they will give it to you free of charge. Boil the bone first then let your dog enjoy it. NEVER give your animal PORK BONES of any size because there is a direct correlation between pork fat and pancreatitis.
Keep your dog happy and safe!