Dog Owners Beware: Ignoring These Rules Can Lead to Injury or Death

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  • When selecting a recreational bone or chew for your dog, you should ask two questions: Is it non-toxic? …and, Is it a good fit for my dog? Selecting non-toxic bones and chews involves learning the country of origin, the source of the product, and how it was processed. It’s important to look for “Made in the USA” on the label, and to feel comfortable with where and how the product was sourced. Selecting a bone or chew that’s a good fit for your dog means asking questions like, “Does it pose a potential choking or intestinal blockage hazard?” It’s also important to learn what nutrients the product contains, whether it contains additives, and whether there is potential for opportunistic pathogens.

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