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Can dogs eat turkey bones?


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January 06, 2010 1:15AM

Turkey bones (whether they have meat on them or not) are dangerous, and should never be given to dogs. Any sharp point on a bone can scrape and cut your dog's gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus down to the rectum, causing damage on its way in or out. A sharp bone can even cause a perforation in your dog's tract. Bones may also get stuck in part of the tract and cause a blockage that does not allow food to pass. Turkey bones and chicken bones are well known to easily splinter and end up with very sharp shards.