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Cooked beef bones

I took home the leftovers from a t bone steak I had last night, and I threw the bone in the freezer. This morning, I gave the bone to my dog, and it only took her a minute to break a large chunk off of it and eat it. I know chicken bones can cause intestinal damage but I know people still feed them beef bones. Is it safe for a dog of this size to be eating bones like this?
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You should only feed raw bones

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I give Rosie the top part of the t-bone with a little meat attached. I cut off the long part that makes the tee. She has never chewed one up completely. In fact, she will chew on it for a couple of days before I take it away from her.

Really it depends on your dog. Some would swallow large pieces whole and some like Rosie just gnaw on them.

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Raw bones only. Don't push your luck. Cooking destroys the bones matrix and makes it brittle. I'm not big on bones http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Cons.../ucm208365.htm

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