Did you dog eat turkey bones this holiday season?

December 29, 2022 | Logan Simmons
When it comes to this time of year, we often favor a bird of some kind on our dinner tables.

When it comes to this time of year, we often favor a bird of some kind on our dinner tables.  This then entails the bones which we often give to our furry best friends.  However, do you know the dangers of these bones or has your dog ever eaten one whole?  Let’s take a look at the risks and discuss what you might not even know is in your pet’s food.

Over thousands of years, dogs have actually consumed bones, and their digestive systems are designed to dissolve bones once they reach the stomach.  However, the risk of choking or having the bone become lodged somewhere in the digestive tract still remains.  That being said, if your dog as eaten a bone, check to see if any blood has come up indicating an injury.  Also, don’t induce vomiting as there is more risk as the bones come back up.  Finally, be sure to give your dog plenty of water and soft foods over the next several days.  If you notice any blood in their stools, of any other discomfort or lethargy, contact your vet immediately.

On another note, did you know that some pet food manufacturers use chicken byproducts in their foods which could contain ground up bones or feathers.  Although some of this may be fine, it’s best to serve your dog the actual meat as opposed to other parts of the animal.  PURELUXE Pet Food makes sure to include fresh meat as our first ingredient in every formula while avoiding the use of byproducts or fillers.  Take a look at your current pet food and compare it to PURELUXE at pureluxepetfood.com.  

We wish you a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year in 2023.