Whether bones are necessary to a dog?
Author: Beydik O. A.
At our today`s meeting there is a wish to talk about feeding of our favourites from the point of view of their health.
Since the childhood the picture - a doggie with a stone in teeth is submitted to us. To how many dogs this our stereotype cost life. Even among dog breeders it is quite often possible to hear opinion that dogs need to allow to a bone - to sharpen teeth. Sharpen teeth only rodents because they grow at them all life. Dogs are not able to sharpen teeth - such they were created by the nature. But to grind off, break tooth, to scratch tooth enamel gnawing bones - it will occur surely.
Milk teeth of puppies change on constants aged from 3,5 till 6,5 months. Second teeth remain for the rest of life and any more never change. And as long they will be able to serve a dog, remaining healthy, depends on heredity, and also on its feeding. If in a diet there are bones, then at the age of 6 - 8 years instead of teeth it will have small “penechka“.
As for fans of wide muzzles, at dogs such as pitas, staffa, Rottweilers, etc. also opinions that only bones can develop chewing muscles to kulturistichesky relief, I will tell once again: first of all heredity and general physical training of a dog. And if you very much want that the dog constantly chewed something - buy her a gelatinous bone or a smoked pork ear. If your opportunities are not limited and you like blood-thirsty scenes, then the whole extremity of a calf or ram together with meat will give the chance to a dog independently to tear off pieces of meat, but not to gnaw a bone.
More serious danger when eating bones is a traumatizing a stomach and intestines. The matter is that bones are not digested in intestines of a dog and going as transit goods injure a mucous membrane on the way. As a rule, at dogs after a consuming of a large number of bones ponosa or locks are observed. Both that, and another - violation of work of intestines.
Often dogs swallow big sharp pieces of bones, and it can lead to more serious complications:
1. The bone can get stuck in a drink. It is possible to pull out it only under anesthetic, and sometimes it is necessary to resort to surgical methods. But it happens not often.
2. The bone cannot leave a stomach in intestines, causing constant vomiting. Only operation can rescue a dog.
3. The bone got stuck in intestines causing impassability and injuring a gut, up to its perforation. Perhaps, this the most dangerous what can lead feeding by bones to. Treatment only surgical. After definition by means of roentgenoscopy with contrast substance of the place of an obstacle, rather difficult operation - an intestines resection is carried out. After operation the dog still long time has to be on a strict diet, and will return to normal life not soon.
4. Splinters of bones reach a large intestine, are pressed and the dog cannot normally empty intestines. The animal accepts the corresponding pose, squeal t, blood drops can appear. The cleaning enema with oil helps in most cases, then again - a strict diet several days. This most often found complication after feeding of a dog bones.
Dear dog breeders, I hope that it is enough this very squeezed story in order that you regretted the favourites, the nerves and money also never gave to dogs of bones.
Well, and now, at first sight, more cheerful history.
Wonderful woman, cheerful, sociable, mistress of two same charming dogs of different breeds. Dogs these very thick. They still young therefore they have no diseases connected with obesity. But... Wishing to prevent their emergence I took an interest as well as what she feeds them with. The story turned out very vast of which followed that they eat very little and only very good products. After two months of persistent arrangements to transfer dogs to the facilitated dry feed I won a victory. In a month of feeding I meet by an easy forage same “donuts“. What`s the matter? I go on a visit and I see, on all apartment of a bowl with Russian salads, a chicken under mayonnaise and other delicacies. That is the hostess honestly gives in the morning to dogs the dry facilitated feed, and with feeling of the fulfilled duty the whole day treats them to various entertainments. Offensively, all this comes to an end very sadly.
There is a lot of similar cases, people consider that happy life of a dog is to eat 24 hours a day. The inattention to own dog cannot be replaced with a piece of cake or boiled pork. The dog is a full-fledged member of your family. It needs your attention, love and care, it needs communication, - and it cannot be replaced with food. The healthy adult dog cannot fully acquire food more than two times a day. It can be the special dog food corresponding to breed, age and an image of her life. By my experience the best sterns are: Eagle, Eukanuba, Purina Pro Plan, Royal Canin, Pedigree Advance Formula. There can be also a usual food: meat (beef, mutton, a horse-flesh, chicken, and the chicken who is only thermally processed), porridges (buckwheat, rice, porridge, wheat, corn). From grain it is impossible to give a semolina, pearl barley and millet. It is also inadmissible to feed dogs with compound feeds for farm animals - pigs, cows, birds. It not the same that dry dog food! Are obligatory dairy - sour products - cottage cheese, fermented baked milk, acidophilic milk, etc. Vegetables and fruit in a small amount are also necessary for dogs.
It is much told and written about harm of chocolate and other candies, but it is often possible to hear: “Yes, we know what cannot be given, but a small piece it is possible“. It is impossible! The same can be told also about sausages, balyks, boiled pork and other smoked products. A sore stomach, intestines, a liver, obesity, eczemas and dermatitis - all this consequence of the wrong feeding.
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