Can Dogs Eat Turkey Bones? A Vet Weighs In

Keep Your Pooch Safe

To protect your dog from an emergency this holiday season, don’t leave bones in your kitchen trash can — immediately take them to an outside garbage can that your dog cannot access. If you’re preparing the roast beast for a holiday meal and are leaving it out to come to room temperature after cooking, don’t assume your dog can’t get to it on the kitchen counter. Place it well out of his reach.

On walks, pay attention when your dog seems to be unusually interested in something in the grass. In my experience, that usually means he’s found a bone. Know how to do a finger sweep to check his mouth for and remove calcified contraband.

Finally, always say “thanks, but no thanks” to well-meaning friends, relatives and neighbors who want to give your dog a bone.

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