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Each MetPet FlyToy is handmade by skilled artisans with great attention to detail.  They come in the form of bugs, amphibians, mammals and more in three very reasonable price points.

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Bones for dogs

They're not as necessary as popular culture tells us Staff Writer    

Bones of any kind can be of questionable value regardless of how Anb_rib+.gif (6007 bytes)much we associate them with dogs.  Rib bones like this one, just swiped from the table, are surprisingly soft.  They can splinter into sharp, needle-like pieces and damage the digestive tract.  Bones left over from barbequed ribs, either pork or beef, are dangerous and really not worth the risk. 

Sometimes a bone can spend time inside your dog and then come back up the same way, even after a day or two.  At the least, they get encased in mucus and make for sloppy droppings.

Harder leg bones can also splinter or even crack teeth.  The potential for perforated intestines and a major emergency surgery is definitely a risk.  Instead, a slice of the roast itself (even if it's just the gristle or pan drippings) makes even our hungry canines happy.

Chicken and other poultry bones are out as well.  Bird bones are lightweight (hence their ability to fly) and can easily cause trouble.  We've heard of dogs getting them stuck in the roof of their mouths or choking on them.

Some people swear by large, RAW beef marrow bones from the butcher.  These aren't easy to come by but they are safer than cooked bones as they are softer and don't crack and splinter in the same way.  Some people lay a large sheet or towel on the floor, place a raw marrow bone down and let their dog chew and lick for hours. 

If you try something like this, consult your vet first and then watch your dog eat.  Take up the bone and dispose of it if you have any concerns. 



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