Im so sick of the amount of bone fragments in all dog meats.
Its like feeding my dog little bits of glass everyday.
she already has bladder problems, I have to feed her wet food, but this cannot be good for dogs.
if it was babby food and bits of glass were in it, there would be uproar.
why is it acceptable to feed dogs this?
>Aren't there bits of bone on purpose because they would eat bones for calcium in the wild?
With raw food, definitely. It was really obvious and deliberate. It sounds like op is finding cooked bone fragments in wet food which doesn't sound as safe, but probably isn't super dangerous. Idk tho.
what im finding is the ground bone fragments when they chuck the shit in the grinding machine and it doesn't grind it fine enough.
try this if you want
-open a can
-get a chunk
-rub it between your fingers
you will find ground bone but often it will be quite large, im talking say 3mm squared.
that's in every chunk.
if you were to fish the bone out of a while tin you would have about a teaspoon of sharp bone fragments that has to go through the dogs digestive tract each day.
if it was ground finer into dust it wouldn't be an issue but I just think the bone fragments are pretty damn big and I feel like im feeding my dog glass essentially.
Well that does sound frustrating. Have you tried raw frozen food? It comes in nuggets and is really healthy, and cheaper than wet food usually. It will have bones but they're safe because they're uncooked. You can still put the tablets in.
Bone fragments in your dog's food is fine. If you've ever dissected coyote, wolf or bobcat scat, you'll find plenty of bone fragments in it. They chew up bones and eat them. It is nothing like glass.
The caution against feeding cooked bones is only pertinent to feeding large pieces of bone or whole bones because they fracture differently than raw bones. They can break into long sharp pieces that can cause mechanical damage (to the inside of the mouth, the throat, or some part of the digestive tract). But the size of the pieces found ground up into dog food are not problematic, whether raw or cooked.