SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received around 68 reports of pet illnesses related to "bone treats." These bones are different from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and sold as dog treats.
Usually dog owners know not to give their dogs a turkey or chicken bone. But the FDA is saying their are potential risks to giving your animals "bone treats" that you see at the store.
- Cuts and wounds in the mouth or the tonsils
- Bleeding from the rectum
These reports from the FDA involved 90 dogs.
FDA Tips for keeping your dog safe
- Keep platters out of your dogs reach when you're cooking or eating.
- Properly dispose of bones in your trashcan, so your dogs can't get into it.
- Check with your veterinarian about what toys are safe for your dog. Certain materials are not safe for your dog to chew on.
- Supervise your dog when it's chewing on a treat.