Bone treats are a great way to spoil your beloved pooch, but you might want to think twice before throwing one at them, because they could be putting their life at risk.
While dog owners don’t usually feed their pets fresh chicken or turkey bones because they’re too brittle, pre-packaged flavored bone treats are a fixture in pet stores, and don’t seem to pose serious health risks – at least that’s what we thought.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been receiving an alarmingly high number of pet illnesses and they all seem to have one thing in common – bone treats. There has been about 68 reports linked to such treats, and about 15 of the canines died.
But why are these treats so bad for your dog’s health?