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May 28, 2015 - Dogs are able to digest bones
The best option would be to provide your pet with a species appropriate diet of whole carcasses and raw meaty bones. Tums is likely to have unknown effects in a dog, and the nutrients in broccoli are unavailable to the dog due to the dog's inability to digest plant matter adequately.
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OP, hope your dog is doing fine. We also feed raw and bones are digested just fine. I'm sure there are always cases like Nicole is talking about, just as you will find bloat more often with kibble - but in general there are many people feeding their dogs a raw diet that includes whole bones with no problems. I'm sure many more than the vets even know - many of us feel we have done our research and don't plan to share how our dog is fed unless asked or necessary. I'm sorry, but while i love my vet, she has a front office full of science diet and I don't trust her judgement on proper dog diet.
She eats raw food but will no longer get marrow bones.
Well, dogs can digest bones. The problems are that sometimes they swallow splinters of bone that are too large and pointy, which can injure their intestines; and that if they eat too much bone they can get constipated. The second complaint is fairly common, but not often serious. The first seems to be rather rare: I have only spoken with one vet who has ever dealt with a case himself--for the rest it's all 'a friend of a friend told me once' stuff.It is important that dogs just don’t gulp down large bony pieces. Dogs can easily digest larger raw chicken bones, but large pieces of denser beef bones may get stuck halfway through the bowel and require medical attention. Normally, a dog will slowly chew or break the raw bone into small pieces that are easily digested. Dogs that want to gulp and swallow big bony pieces may be better candidates for chicken necks, thighs, and wings. Poultry bones are lighter, less dense, and can be easily digested even when swallowed whole!