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Q: when will it be safe to give our puppies bones?

April 29, 2009 | By Ashleyrhoden | 9 answers | Expired: 2019 days ago

I want to know what age my puppies need to be before they can have bones. Like the bones you buy from the pet stores. (they look like they are smoked or something , you can find them in knuckle bones, rib bones and different size leg bones...) and also which ones would be best to give them. The puppies are husky mixes

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Patricia  C.
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May 10, 2009

The chew bones and biscuits are good treats for them and will keep them busy and give them something to chew on! Also you can get them some durable plastic toys that they can chew on! They do need to chew or they will be chewing on your furniture, your shoes and everything else they shouldn't be chewing on!

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MplusS
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May 08, 2009

They should be around 7 mo. old at least because of the teeting phase they go through. You don't want to hurt their teeth. I waited with my dog until he was 1 year old.

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Jillian
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May 05, 2009

never b/c bones are dangerous. they splinter and the sharp pieces are swallowed.

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Kaylaritenour
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May 04, 2009

I wouldn't give them those type of bones ever! I have a husky/akita mix and I gave hime one of those bones and he swallowed a big chunck of it before I could get it off him, which caused a huge vet bill and luckily he passed it. These type of bones can cause bloackages and a lot of other issues my vet recommended I buy bone substitutes like,natural deer antlers, a good quality raw hide or busy bones found at stores all over. I personally like dingo wraps for my dog and natural deer antlers, they don't splinter and they can't get big pieces off them, plus they are full of calcium. As far as age I gave my dog rawhide wraps when he was about 3 to 4 months old and since i did that he hasn't chewed things he wasn't suppsoe to like shoes or furniture. If you do give bones please be careful they can really be harmful.Plus they splinter.

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Missy M.
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May 03, 2009

I would say 9 months to a year. But the only bones from a butcher we give our dogs are marrow bones. We also watch to make sure that if they splinter the bones, we take them right away so they dont choke on them or anything.

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Kbehrendt
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May 01, 2009

I've also given my puppy bones since she was very young, although I've read you shouldn't give them to puppies under 9 months. A lot of the packages will say right on them how old the puppy should be before they have it. I agree though that they should be okay for any age, as long as you supervise young dogs and take them away should they become unsafe or break into pieces that would be dangerous to swallow.

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Maria P.
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Apr 30, 2009

Wait till your pups are about 9mo-1year old. I wold give them hard and large bones.

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Mylima
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Apr 30, 2009

I hope you get the right answer ,but, at home, I gave my puppies bones when they were 2 months old!... Certian bones are good for certain ages occording to the books I read. At the store, they can help you pick the best bone for your dog! ... good luck!

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sherry f.
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Apr 29, 2009

I have had three huskies and have always given them bones. I've never waited until a certain age and it has never been a problem. I would just mae sure that you don't give them too many, maybe once every couple of days or once a week. Also, be careful becuase my husky has continued chewing on the bones for months and has chipped teeth because they are so hard. They also smell and can stain light colored carpeting. He also likes to leave them next to the bed and at the top of the stairs and they hurt when you step on them (just a word of caution). Personally, I like the rawhides with knots on both ends better and my dogs love to chew off the knots.

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