Wendover Fire Department warns against dogs and circular bones
Nov 5, 2021, 3:41 PM | Updated: 5:15 pm
WENDOVER, Utah –After responding to help a dog with a circular beef bone suck in its lower jaw, the Wendover Fire Department has issued a reminder for pet owners to refrain from giving their dogs similar kinds of bones
The dog had to be sedated by a veterinarian in order for the bone to be removed safely, the police said. Upon their arrival, the dog was acting aggressively toward them and their attempts to help the dog.
What bones are safest for your dog to chew on?
Most raw bones are safe for dogs to eat. Raw chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, and oxtail bones are all safe enough for a dog to chew on and consume. When a bone is cooked it raises a choking hazard as the bone can splinter.
However, all bones do pose a swallowing risk if consumed too quickly, so it’s important to supervise your pup.
Dog experts say that to be on the safe side, only give your dog raw bones or items labeled specifically safe for dog consumption.