It’s not a good idea. Beef bones are dangerous for dogs as they can splinter. Swallowing bones can cause choking, cuts in the mouth and throat, and fragments that become lodged in the dog’s intestines. While some believe that beef bones are good for dogs, the potential nutritional value isn’t worth the risk. Instead, try healthy pet food or dog-safe chews, or make bone broth with the bone pieces removed. If your dog has eaten a beef bone, call your vet.
Symptoms to watch for:
- Blood in the stool
- Difficulty passing stool
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.