As a general rule, most dogs can run into problems chewing on bones. The bones frequently already have sharp edges on them and the dog can surely break off sharp fragments while chewing on the bone. These sharp edges and fragments can damage the gums
A further and more serious problem is what happens when the dog swallows those sharp pieces and fragments. Once in the digestive system, those sharp fragments can damage the esophagus, stomach and the intestines. Impactions can also occur.
If you give your dog real bones to chew on, you will sooner or later be making a trip to the veterinarian with a serious problem on your hands.
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