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|Adding on to that... Obstructions can be caused by raw bones if the raw diet is not properly balanced.
In her book Foods Pets Die For, Ann Martin rails against BARF diets using a story of a dog who developed an obstruction while on a diet of chicken backs and wings. Both items are well over 50% bone, and what is not bone is mostly fatty skin and gristle. Of course the poor dog became obstructed! If I fed that diet for 2 days poor Fox would yelp and cry going to the bathroom and Ember would stop pooping entirely.
Bone content in a raw diet should be around 10%, the other 90% or so should be primarily meat and organ (fibrous veg optional). This is why research (and avoiding the "I must feed my dog cheap!" mentality) is so important.
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