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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Question about Merrick Dog Flossies?

I just got one for my dog today and I just wanted to ask a silly question my dog is breaking off small pieces, is it dangerous if they swallow them are they supposed to eat it?
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Is she swallowing the pieces whole and hard, or chewing them into soft bits beforehand?

If she's chewing them up, then she'll probably be fine. Flossies are a meat product, so as long as she chews she should be okay.

If she's swallowing whole, unchewed chunks then I'd worry about the potential for choking, or possible intestinal obstruction if her tummy doesn't digest the piece properly. That's assuming the pieces are large enough (or maybe enough in quantity) to be a concern.

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Yes he's chewing them first and swallowing very tiny pieces. Thank you for your response
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I think the flossies are one of the safest chews around. I've had my dogs choke on other types off chews, but never a flossie. Good that you're keeping a close eye on him though. I only allow my guys to chew them when I am home. I just discovered the Merrick knee caps. My guys love them tpp.





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