Can Dogs Eat Lamb Bones

Can Dogs Eat Lamb Bones

Author WDF Staff


Theoretically, you could give lamb bones to your dog, but only under certain conditions. We are not the biggest fans of giving raw things to our dogs. If you want to include them in your dog’s diet, there are a few things you should know about how to do it safely and what to look for.

Are lamb bones safe for dogs?

They could be. That is the best possible answer anyone can give you. Some vets think that dog’s digestive systems are well-enough equipped to handle raw meat, bones, and potential bacteria that come with them. Others are against giving raw bones to dogs, and we generally lean towards the latter advice.

If you are not absolutely sure where the lamb comes from or if it was tested, you shouldn’t gamble with your dog’s health. Lamb bones from the table should never be given to dogs. They might contain things like onions or garlic, both of which are highly toxic to dogs.

Can lamb bones be bad for dogs?

If your dog eats contaminated lamb bones, they might get a bad reaction. Even if they are not contaminated, some dogs might get a bad reaction because their stomach is not used to eating raw bones. If you decided to give your dog lamb bones, there are some symptoms you should keep an eye on;

  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Bloody stool
  • Dental problems

Word of caution regarding lamb bones

If you want to give lamb bones to your dog, you should treat them as rare dog treats. Give them to your dog on rare occasions, and make sure the bones are as fresh as possible. Lamb bones should not make more than 10% of your dog’s daily calorie intake. Before you decide to give them to your dog, talk to your vet and make sure you ask for their advice.

HELPFUL TIP: If you give your dog lamb bones, make them eat it on a surface that is easy to clean. If you have vinyl floors or tiles, it would be best to keep your lamb-bone-eating dog on them.

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