Can Dogs Eat Ham Bones?

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There are two arguments regarding dogs and cooked bones. One argument is that the bone can kill the dog through splinters, obstructed bowels, etc. The other argument is that chewing the bone cleans the teeth, works the jaw muscle and discourages the dog from chewing non-food items like shoes. A rawhide bone is a great alternative but ultimately it is your decision whether or not to give a dog a ham bone.
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Then that must be a big dog. It depends on how big the bone was (is) of course, but if he got it all down then I wouldn't worry too much. The acidity of a dog's stomach is much greater
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Feeding dogs ham bones can help their teeth but dangerous because they can break bits off and
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Yes your dog can eat ham bones and in fact most dogs if not all of them love ham bones. You can feed your dog almost any bone with the exception of chicken, turkey or other foul.
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