Does eating bones cause health problems in springer spaniels?
My eight month old springer spaniel was being looked after by my partner's mum for afew hours yesterday, when I went to pick him up he was chewing on and really enjoying the bone she had given him from a leg of lamb she had cooked for dinner.
I have been told by a few people that bones are bad for dogs as they cannot digest them properly and can cause health problems as they get older. The problem is my puppy really enjoyed this treat, but I do not want him eating something that will cause health problems,is it ok for him to have the occasional bone,any advice??From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
Dogs love bones and they are very good for them, as its a natural thing to do to gnaw on a bone. However you must never give them cooked bones as they are brittle and can splinter and damage their intestines. The only exception for this are baked ox bones that are very tough and don't shatter. You can get these from your butcher.
Go to your butcher and ask for a marrow bone for a dog and they will give you the right bone for your springer spaniel to enjoy.
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