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Should Dogs Eat Cooked Turkey Bones?

Let’s cut to the chase: Dogs should never be fed cooked turkey, chicken or other fowl bones. In fact, they ought not to eat any bones that have been cooked.

Image by Steve Johnson

Image by Steve Johnson

The reason is simple: Cooked bones are brittle and when the dog gnaws them, the bones are more likely to splinter. And these splinters can lodge in esophagus, stomach or even intestines.

However, the broth made from a turkey carcass (or other bones) is very nutritious and you can feed your dog a cup or so of this broth. You can add carrots, beets, greens, broccoli, squash and other vegetables too—But don’t add onions, garlic, grapes, avocado or seeds from apples or pears. Continue reading