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    DefaultKnuckle Bones or other real bones

    I remember reading awhile ago that you shouldn't let a puppy chew on the real bones because it could mess up their teeth. So my question... When are their teeth full hardened or developed?
    Emmett is 11 months now and I'd love to bring the bones back out but I wasn't sure.
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    I don't really know. I've been giving Bean raw marrow bones for quite a while. He just got his first raw knuckle a couple weeks ago. It took him a few days, but once he got going on it, he had a blast!

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    I don't give my dog real bones ever because he could swallow a splinter and shred up his throut. We do give him the dog bones though that helps his teeth. He loves it!
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    I have read the same thing. I believe Emmett will be fine (you may want to watch him though). Dixie got her first real bone before she was three months old. I don't think that it messes up their teeth at all. In fact, it actually seemed to help keep them cleaner. I have never had a problem with bones cracking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morla View Post
    I don't give my dog real bones ever because he could swallow a splinter and shred up his throut. We do give him the dog bones though that helps his teeth. He loves it!
    RAW bones do not splinter. If you serve a cooked bone - yes - you can encounter a problem with splintering. I would never allow a dog to have a cooked bone.
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    Sharon is correct about cooked bones, they can splinter and cause problems. weight bearing bones from large animals (marrow bones from cattle) can cause teeth to crack. That being said I have never had problem with them and my dogs, but several people here have


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    I am sorry for not being clear. What BigBrownDog and Belles Mom said is right, cooked bones do splinter. The bones I use are not cooked and are made for dogs. I have never had a problem.
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