why can't dogs eat chicken bones?

Asked by Member 1031997 on Apr 26th 2011 Tagged food, chickenhealth in Other Food & Nutrition
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They can splinter and stick in your dogs gut and cause bleeding. If you want yout dog to have a bone get a rawhide bone for dogs at walmart.

Lexie answered on 4/26/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dogs can eat raw chicken bones, but they become brittle & splinter when they are cooked. Rawhide is also not the best chew for a dog. It swells up as the dog chews it, or in the digestive system if he swallows chunks of it. This can cause a blockage requiring surgery. Bully sticks are a good chew, as are deer/elk antlers or raw meaty bones. Be sure to always supervise your dog whenever he is enjoying a chewie!

Member 904338 answered on 4/26/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


They can, raw with gobs of meat (no bare bones ever). The concern is with cooked chicken bones -- when raw, the bone is pliable, soft and easily conquered by a dog's strong jaw, but when cooked it becomes brittle and is less bendy and more uh, snappy. Because of this, sharp, brittle pieces can splinter off and cause some hefty damage to your dog's insides. Not to mention most cooked chicken bones that dogs get their paws on are bare -- like thrown away chicken wings and whatnot. Best to keep these away.

Kolbe answered on 4/27/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Dogs can eat raw chicken bones. They can NOT eat cooked chicken bones because they splinter. I feed my dogs a Prey Model Raw Diet and they get RMB's (raw meaty bones) all the time.

Rawhides are not good for dogs either. I would recommend feeding your dog a RMB (raw meaty bone) if you would like something good that your dog can chew on. If you prefer products, I would recommend any bones by Merrick. My dogs love Merrick Wishbones and Merrick Flossies.

Howard answered on 4/27/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dogs cannot eat any cooked bones as they will spliner in the dogs stomach. Any raw bones, chicken, turkey and marrow bones are okay. The cooked bones are soft and when the dog bites them he/she bites off sharp edges.

Davina answered on 4/29/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer