Question by  shirlzie (40)

Is it safe for a labrador retriever to be eating a pork chop bone?


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Like chicken bones, pork chop bones can splinter, especially when they have been cooked. Some people do give their dogs raw pork bones, but I wouldn't risk it. The bone has a sharp point that can easily become loged somewhere inside your pet's system and require surgical/endoscopic removal, a dangerous and expensive procedure.


Answer by  Florimell (53)

No. It is not safe for any dog to eat a cooked bone. Cooking bones changes the makeup of the bone tissue, making it brittle and prone to splintering. These splinters can cause severe damage to the dog's digestive tract. It is, however, safe, for a dog to eat a raw bone.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Pork Chop bones aren't the the greatest thing to give to any animal. They can split while the dog is chewing it and the sharp piece may get caught in the dogs throat and pierce it. I suggest feeding your dog treats that are made for dogs instead of bones.


Answer by  boxers3 (550)

It is best not to give your dog cooked bones because they do tend to splinter more. Raw pork chop bones are OK to give but do keep an eye on the dog while he is eating it. If you do give the dog a cooked bone, make sure to clean up all of the splintered pieces.

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