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How old does your puppy have to be to have a real bone.

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how old does your puppy have to be to have a real bone.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

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Real bones are not a good option for any dog at any age. They can cause and obstruction, broken teeth, pierce the intestinal tract, or crack the jaw bone.

With that being said, some people do still feed their dogs bones and it is there choice. A bone should not be given to a puppy that has not had all of their adult teeth. Bones can break a puppy's teeth as there is no give to a bone like there is to man made soft chew bones.

Here is more on the dangers of Bones from a Veterinary Website

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Nylabone dura bones make a safer alternative and the bones are flavored. They have them for dogs of all ages going by their health requirements,

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.
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