Sunday, January 16, 2011

Basic information on Dog Bones

Decades has pictures of happy dogs chewing on bones promoted on television and in movies. As a result, pet owners feeding their dogs both raw and cooked bones, thinking that they are a natural form of nutrition for their pet gives. In reality they are at the expense of the dog's health and unintentionally risking the animal's lives. Consumption of bones by dogs resulted in vomiting, organ puncture, and cancer. Feeding dogs bones is not a good thing to do!

Dogs are natural scavengers and instinctive. They can not be fed leg of their custodians, but they can find them in trash cans, plates of unattended and if they find a dead animal, like a bird or rat. It is very dangerous and should be avoided. One of the most common hazards consumption leg bone fragments. Bones of small birds such as starlings or medium-sized birds like chicken, like fish and other meat that can easily splinter when chewed and disseminated in an unsuspecting dog lead to cracking and rupture of internal organs, and possibly death.

In addition to the intestinal risk from eating bones, dogs can experience cracking or breakage of teeth. This can lead to prolonged periods of distress the animal, because dental injuries are not as easily noticed as the other physical ailments. If the problem is discovered that the dog for oral surgery to remove any infections, a reconstruction of a tooth or teeth pull through. It is painful and traumatic for the dog and can be very expensive for the custodian of the dog.

As a pet owner is in doubt about proper nutrition for a dog, it is advisable that they consult a veterinarian or at least the surface to carry out research on the Internet. Food requirements vary depending on breed, weight and size. As a pet owner can not bear not the dog a treat, use or rawhide dog chews made from bought in the store or pet shop.

Good food for a dog contains a balance of nutrients that are low fat and easily digestible. Vets do not recommend that dogs get the "leftovers" or bits of food from the owner. Eating these foods can cause weight gain and refusal of food specifically prepared for dogs. Especially dogs should never be given chocolate, raw meat, raw meat or organ. These foods can cause bone problems and toxicity in dogs. They along with real bone, is a "No, no!"

One of the best and most accessible sources of nutritional information is the Internet. A concerned dog owner can search the Internet with words like "feed dogs", "dog" or "dog food". The resulting information will include general nutrition, feeding a special breed of dog and train a dog to eat certain foods. Chew Bones and other safe treats are also available on the Internet.

Dogs can be well fed, safe and consistent as anyone in the house, or family or friends outside the house, aware of the diet of the dog's needs. This information will help anyone who can give the dog to act in the absence of the owner. A list of dog food the dog eats and the way food is prepared. Furthermore, a prominent notation that feeding bones of the dog is prohibited. Since feeding dogs bones are very dangerous, make sure that no family, friend or dog sitter ever do!

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