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When is it safe to give puppy a bone?

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by RichJack, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. RichJack

    RichJack Puppy

    My pup is 5 mths old...back molars and canine have been out for 3 weeks and growing. Her incisors are still to fall out. She's been going nuts over rawhide...its obviously that time for her to chew on things. She looks relieved when she chews like mad with her molars....so she gets a lot of ice cubes and other frozen "things" such as towels, kongs, etc too. I was wondering...how long before I get her to try a bone. I know not today or tomorrow...but how long after her permanent teeth come out so that she doesn't break them or irritate her gums?

    Also, would there be real bones that she 'could' chew right now with growing teeth?
  2. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member

    I would probably check with your vet to see what his/her opinion might be (assuming that your vet isn't flat out against feeding raw bones).
    For now, I would probably stick to the 'things' you have given her so far to chew on.
  3. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member

    My pups had Nylabones at 8 weeks. Well, 8 and 12 actually but still.
  4. Krista

    Krista Krypto Super Dog

    If you are going to give bones; get raw marrow bones from your butcher. Never give cooked bones, they can splinter and cause a blockage which would end up in a very hefty vet bill. You can also try antlers, Boogieman sells them in the marketplace section. :)
  5. Annabellam

    Annabellam Puppy

    My last puppy started feeding bones at 9 weeks they were however light easy to digest bones.

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