Nick Nack Paddy Wack…..

….Give a dog a bone.  So the saying goes, but is it really healthy.  I have to admit, we use them sparingly as it helps keep the tartar off the teeth, but there are rules?  Yup, you heard, rules.  Most of you know to never give a dog cooked bones as they may break or splinter and then you’re at the emergency vet at two in the morning.  And don’t even get me started on rawhide chews which often contain peroxide or bleach and do not play well with a dog’s colon – but that’s a topic for another post.

If you want to make sure your dog has some chewing fun along with the dental benefits that can come with it, take a look at this article.  It’s a bit long, but the information is invaluable.  Oh, and by the way the rules are at the end, so try to read through the entire thing.  Happy chewing!

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