Can dogs eat rib bones?
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Can dogs eat rib bones?

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Feeding rib bones to dogs is dangerous and can cause significant health problems. By consuming rib bones, dogs risk infection, damage to their mouths and digestive issues.

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Although it is a popular conception that dogs love to chew on bones naturally, the Food and Drug administration does not recommend giving bones of any kind to dogs. Rib bones have the potential to break a dog's teeth and inflict damage on their internal organs. They can also get stuck in the dog's windpipe or esophagus, causing breathing issues. A cooked rib bone is devoid of nutrients, so dogs do not require bones to have good nutritional or dental health.

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