Oh My Gosh. Don't we consider that Pet Dr. advice given way back in 2001 to be out of date now? Out of date then too? Raw bones only is what I've been told for about 30 years. Cooking makes a bone more likely to splinter. I know it says for bones not meant to be eaten but I find they always get bits, or hunks, off and eat them.
I've started giving bones again. Raw bones. I did eons ago with no problem but became frightened of the possibility of a fractured tooth. Then I decided that surely that must be a rare occurrence. Like being pierced through the throat with a stick, so I give bones once in a while again, recreationnally. My dog isn't a hard core chewer anyway.
Discussion on the raw versus cooked?