Maybe. Cooked bones can splinter and cause severe internal damage to dogs. Rib bones from table scraps are absolutely off-limits, along with any other cooked bones. Raw bones pose potential risks, and should only be consumed under careful observation.
Dogs may enjoy chewing on, and even consuming, rib bones from pork or beef. Smaller rib bones, such as those from chickens, pose more risks and should be avoided. Dogs’ strong stomach acid helps break the bones down, and kill potential bacteria.
Dogs should only eat rib bones under supervision, on a surface that can easily be cleaned (like linoleum or tile).
Symptoms to Watch For
Watch for these symptoms, in case of infection or complications:
- Bloody stool
- Dental issues
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