Why are the streets littered with dead dogs?

Photo credit: Cambodian Restaurant Supply


This is really becoming a nuisance.  I can't even walk out my door without tripping over all the dead dogs.  Dead dogs for as far as the eye can see.  It's even more of an inconvenience when I'm driving my car, swerving around all the dog carcasses in the streets.  I can't help but hit a few here and there.  What a mess!

I'm starting to become concerned for their survival as a species.  What's happening?  It's simple: Virtually EVERYTHING is toxic to dogs.  Don't believe me?  See here.

Better stick to just giving your dog bones, Right?  Wrong!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
source: The Telegraph

Give the dog a bone? Vets warn pet owners not to do it

For generations of pet owners feeding bones to their dogs has seemed as natural and healthy as letting them run free across fields and meadows.
But vets are now warning people not to give their dog a bone, because it could kill them.
The PDSA veterinary charity has issued the warning after its vets and nurses reported seeing dozens of dogs suffering from damage to their digestive tracts and blockages caused by bone splinters or larger pieces.
The advice appears to run counter to many dog owners’ assumption that their pets benefit from chewing on raw or cooked bones as a way of absorbing calcium and other nutrients and cleaning their teeth.
But Rebecca Ashman, a senior vet with the PDSA, Britain’s leading veterinary charity, said: “We don’t recommend bones as treats because unfortunately our vets and nurses regularly see dogs with digestive tract damage and blockages caused by splinters or larger pieces of bone being swallowed and becoming stuck.”
Red more.  Don't you dare!
---------------------------------------------------------------
Having been a farmer, I lost confidence in the judgment of vets in general, long, long ago.  Just look at this again:
Rebecca Ashman, a senior vet with the PDSA, Britain’s leading veterinary charity, said: “We don’t recommend bones as treats because unfortunately our vets and nurses regularly see dogs with digestive tract damage and blockages caused by splinters or larger pieces of bone being swallowed and becoming stuck.”
Using Rebecca's logic, no one should ever take their dog for a walk either, since there have been occasions when people and the dogs they were walking have been hit by cars, fallen off of cliffs, hit by lightning, etc.
People have been giving dogs bones for 10,000 years and now some vets are trying to tell us that its a bad idea?  Given the choice between trusting a practice that has existed since before recorded history or some crazy idea that some vets just came up with, I got to go with the 10,000 years crowd.
Oh, and by the way, the streets are NOT littered with dead dogs.  That fact alone should give you the confidence to go on giving your dog exactly what you (and all other normal people) have been giving dogs all long.

No comments:

Post a Comment