Be Careful with Letting Your Dog Eat Steak Bones

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As dog owners, it may sometimes feel like a waste to throw away the leftover steak bones. It’s tempting to hand the steak bone over to your dog right away but there are some safety precautions to keep in mind first before doing so.

First, regardless of how big and thick the steak bone is, you always need to be cautious about letting your dog eat and chew cooked bones. The exposure to heat will make bones brittle. This makes it a lot easier for dogs to break or splinter the bone into smaller fragments, some of which may end up with sharp edges.

Before you give your dog a cooked steak bone, give it a good feel and make sure it’s still firm enough for dogs to chew without it easily breaking apart. Try to also discard as much of the fat trimming as you can from the steak bone.

You may want to also supervise your dog while he is chewing the steak bone as an extra safety measure.

Another tip is to make sure you are only giving your dog plain steak bones. Some people may like to cook their steak with additional ingredients and seasoning, some of which may be unsafe for dogs. For example, you don’t want to give your dog a steak bone that may have some garlic juice on it.


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