Wondering if it’s safe for your dog to have pork rib bones either cooked or raw? Find out what you need to know about feeding pork bones to your dog.
Maybe you just polished off some baby back ribs for dinner (Mmm…can’t beat a BBQ slathered rib, right?) and are now staring at a pile of bones on your plate wondering if you can throw one to the dog.
Hey, cartoons and animations always depict them with a bone in their mouth right? What could be the harm?
Well, unfortunately, cooked pork rib bones are definitely not something you want to feed your dog.
Let’s talk about why, if raw pork rib bones are any better and what the best bones are for giving your dog as a treat.
If you happened to have some beans alongside that BBQ rib dinner, read – can dogs eat black beans? too for more information.
Can I Give My Dog Rib Bones?
The short answer: No. “I do not recommend giving pork rib bones to your dog,” said Susan Konecny, RN, DVM and medical director at Best Friends Animal Society®. Raw poultry and pork bones, in addition to cooked bones of any kind, should be off limits when it comes to your dog’s diet.
“While pork itself is a fine protein source, the bones should be considered something that’s dangerous and should be disposed of and not as a treat,” said Stephanie Liff, DVM and owner of Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill Brooklyn, NY.
Can Dogs Eat Cooked Fish Bones?
No. Do not feed your dog cooked fish bones.
Can Dogs Eat Lamb Leg Bones?
Yes but the bone must be large enough so that the dog cannot fit the whole leg bone in its mouth or swallow it whole. You can feed only raw lamb leg bones to your dog. Cooked bones are a real health hazard for dogs.
Dogs can eat fish skin but fish bones are bad for dogs to ingest.
Can I give my dog a baby back rib?
Can you give dogs rib bones?
What happens if a dog eats rib bones?
What bones are safe for dogs?