Can dogs eat Rib bones?

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  • Rib bones have significant amounts of iron and zinc, which are essential minerals that help supply oxygen to cells and tissues.
  • Rib bones contain vitamin B12 which keeps the nervous system healthy. They also have vitamin D which helps absorb and use calcium effectively to keep bones and teeth healthy.


  • Cooked or raw rib bones can splinter into shards which can injure your dog's mouth, throat, and intestine. They are also a choking hazard when they get too small for dogs to chew.
  • Rib bones are not suitable for puppies and older dogs with dental issues.
  • Raw bones can harbor bacteria that can make dogs ill.


  • Give air-dried or freeze-dried rib bones occasionally as a treat.
  • When using raw rib bones, make sure to source from a reliable supplier of grass-fed healthy livestock.

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