What kind of problems can arise if we feed a dog with bones?

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The main problems that can arise when dogs are given bones to chew on have to do with choking and with having the bones get stuck in the digestive tract.

If dogs chew bones that can easily splinter into large and jagged pieces, they can be harmed.  The splinters can get stuck in the dog's mouth or in its throat.  The splinters can also get stuck in the stomach or intestines.  There is also the possibility of a dog's intestines getting perforated by a sharp splinter of bone.

However, giving bones to a dog has health benefits so it can be good to give a dog the right sort of bone.

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