Posted by: concerned | 2009-02-06

concerned about dogs bones

hi please can you tell me if milk is good for dogs bones just as it is for humans?

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Dear concerned

Rather spend your money on good dog food.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009-02-06

It' s not the milk that is ' good'  for bones, it' s the calcium in the milk. So, growing dogs need calcium, which would form part of a good quality puppy/dog diet. Most dogs tolerate milk pretty well but quite a few don' t, and may in fact have adverse reactions.

The best thing for puppies and dogs is a good quality all-in-one food, suitable for the size and age of the dog.

Do not make the mistake of thinking that because calcium is good for dogs'  bones, more calcium must be better. That was the philosophy some years ago, but it' s now been determined that too much calcium overstimulates growth, which in fact leads to weaker bones - so a genetic condition such as hip dysplasia may in fact be made worse by feeding calcium supplements.

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