Smart Living The FDA Is Warning Dog Owners to Avoid Bone Treats, After 15 Dogs Died

22:55  29 november  2017
22:55  29 november  2017 Source:   Country Living

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The FDA has issued a dire warning about the processed, flavored ' bone treats ' that are available at most pet stores these days. It's not just #Thanksgiving turkey bones that you shouldn't give your dog , bone " treats " found in pet stores can be just as dangerous.

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If you were planning on stuffing your beloved pooch's stocking with bone treats this holiday season, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says you might want to think twice. They've received 68 reports of pet illnesses, including 15 deaths, related to these seemingly harmless treats. In total, around 90 dogs were involved in the reports (some reports included more than one dog).

While most pet owners know that it's not a good idea to pass dogs turkey and chicken bones under the table, the FDA says that processed and packaged bone treats sold at pet stores and online can also lead to symptoms such as gastrointestinal obstruction, choking, cuts and wounds in the mouth or on the tonsils, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or bleeding from the rectum. Although the FDA didn't mention specific brands, the illnesses have been linked to ham bones, pork femur bones, rib bones, and smokey knuckle bones.

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FDA Issues Warning About Bone Treats For Dogs . Sadly, 15 dogs have died so far. Specific treats to avoid include those described as “Ham Bones ,” “Pork Femur Bones ,” “Rib Bones ,” and “Smokey Knuckle Bones .”

Don’t give your dog a bone , after all. The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) announced last week that it had received 68 reports of pet illnesses related to bone treats . Approximately fifteen dogs have reportedly died after consuming the treats .

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 "Giving your dog a bone treat might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death in your pet," Carmela Stamper, a veterinarian in the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the FDA, said in the consumer update.

To keep your pup safe, the FDA recommends keeping trashcans and dinner platters containing chicken, turkey, and steak bones out of reach, checking with your vet about which chew toys and treats they recommend, and always supervising your dog with any new toy or treat.

(h/t WKRC)

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