Can Maltipoo Eat Bones

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If you’re a proud Maltipoo owner, then you know how important it is to give your pup the best diet possible. But one of the questions that often comes up when discussing diets for these small, fluffy friends is whether or not they can eat bones. While Bones may seem like part and parcel of canine snacks, especially for bigger breeds, there are certain considerations that every Maltipoo pet owner should take into account before giving their dog bone treats.

Are bones safe for Maltipoos to eat?

For those who own Maltipoos, it’s perfectly normal to want to share table scraps from their meals with their furry family. But when it comes to bones, many owners are unsure if it is a safe snack for their pup. 

Overall, experts agree that bones should be avoided when feeding your Maltipoo due to potential choking hazards and the inability of some pups to digest them properly. 

While there are cases where smaller rib bones have been given as treats by vets and have been enjoyed with no ill effects, the better choice would be to provide chew toys or store-bought treats rather than risking an accident.

What are the risks of giving bones to Maltipoos?

Maltipoos are small and intelligent dogs that bring joy to many households, but owners must be careful when it comes to giving bones. Bones can contain high amounts of fat which could increase the dog’s cholesterol levels, or even cause pancreatitis. 

On top of that, bones can splinter and be a choking hazard or cause damage to your pup’s digestive system. Dogs may also eat too quickly and swallow large pieces of bone, resulting in an obstruction. 

One way to give bones safely is to make sure they are the right size for your dog and feed them outside if possible, so you can watch your pup enjoy their treat without worry!

What types of bones are safe for Maltipoos?

Maltipoos are a hybrid of poodles and Maltese and can be a great addition to any home. If you’ve welcomed one into your life, you may have noticed that they tend to chew through anything they can get their teeth on. 

Keeping your pup entertained with safe bones is essential in keeping them well-behaved, so it’s important to know what types of bones will keep them safe and happy! Rawhide bones are typically not safe for Maltipoos as they may splinter or become consumed by your pup in large chunks. 

Instead, look for tough but edible bones such as dried beef trachea or bully sticks as well as natural antler chews from deer or elk. Make sure the size of the bone is appropriate for your pooch, providing enough room for them to properly grip the chew but not too large so that they can’t fit it in their mouths. With the right bone selection, you’ll be able to provide your pup with hours of entertainment while keeping them safe and healthy.

Can Maltipoos choke on bones?

Maltipoos, the hybrid of Maltese and Poodle breeds, are known to be loving and loyal. But just like any other small dog, owners need to be aware that these dogs can easily choke on large bones. 

Bones can lodge in their throats or even worse, impact the lower intestine and cause a deadly blockage that would require surgery. Although occasional tiny bones as part of their diet may not pose too much of a risk, larger bones should be avoided to prevent potential choking hazards for Maltipoo pups. As always, use caution when introducing any kind of bone into your pet’s diet.

Can bones cause dental issues for Maltipoos?

Bones are a common treat for Maltipoos and other small breeds, but owners should exercise caution. Even when properly cooked, bones can still cause dental issues for Maltipoos due to their small teeth and size. 

As with humans, bacteria from the bone can lead to infections in the mouth and throat, which means there’s a chance of serious Illness. Of course, it’s perfectly safe in moderation; just be mindful when giving your pup that special treat. 

Overall, with the right supervision and selective choice of safe bones, Maltipoo owners can provide their pup with a tasty snack while also keeping them healthy. As always, be sure to consult your vet if you have any questions as they can provide you with the best advice for your particular pup. 

Bones may be a fun treat but when it comes to safety, it’s important to make sure that your Maltipoo is getting all of the proper nutrition necessary for a happy and healthy life!

What are some alternative treats for Maltipoos instead of bones?

Maltipoos are such lovable furry friends, and it can be hard to find just the right treatment for them. Though bones are widely known as an excellent treat for dogs, there are several other options you might want to check out too! 

To start, there are plenty of treats specifically tailored towards small dogs and puppies which make an excellent alternative gift. Anything from bite-sized biscuits or crunchy chews made from natural ingredients will be sure to brighten your pup’s day! 

If you’re looking for something even softer and easier for those little teeth to tackle, then homemade popsicles (or “bark-sicles”) could be just the thing. 

Finally, a variety of human snacks like bananas, applesauce, and unsalted popcorn can make tasty treats for your four-legged companion too – just make sure that they’re served in moderation! So now with all of these delicious treats, hopefully, your lovely Maltipoo will never need to go without something special when it comes to rewarding time.


So there you have it – the answer to the age-old question of whether dogs can eat bones, and an opinion on why it’s best not to. Bones are a part of many species’ diets and are full of much-needed nutrition, but too big and hard of a bone can cause an obstruction or other injury. Bake, soak or grind bones for your Maltipoo to give them extra nutrients in their diet, but err on the side of caution if you have any doubts or questions about what is safe and what is not.

Caroline Watson

Caroline Watson

Hi, my name is Caroline Watson, and Maltese poodles have been in my family for generations. They are part of the family lineage and go everywhere with us. They are the most comfortable dogs in the world!
When I said we’re taking them everywhere, I meant it. We take them everywhere – from camping trips to family dinners.

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