Maybe. Cooked bones can splinter and cause severe internal damage to dogs. Knuckle bones from table scraps are absolutely off-limits, along with any other cooked bones. Dogs’ strong stomach acid helps break bones down, and kill potential bacteria. Raw bones pose potential risks, and should only be consumed under careful observation.
Dogs should only eat knuckle bones under supervision, on a surface that can easily be cleaned (like linoleum or tile).
Symptoms to Look For
Watch for these symptoms, in case of infection or complications:
- Bloody stool
- Dental issues
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