Can I give a dog bone that has been pressure coocked in autoclave? The bones don't hold structure at all and can be broken by hands.

  • How will the broken bones be shaped? Splintering? Commented Oct 1, 2021 at 18:50
  • @Allerleirauh I autoclaved chicken meat with bones. With 120C heat (20-30 minutes) Bones crumble like cookie. I can chew them easily and they seemingly dissolve with saliva. No taste what so ever so I usually throw them away :P
    – JAre
    Commented Oct 1, 2021 at 21:10
  • @jare same here. Commented Oct 1, 2021 at 21:17
  • It's basically like eating styrofoam :D At least bone marrow adds some taste.
    – JAre
    Commented Oct 1, 2021 at 21:23

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Giving a dog "strong" bird bone is a bad idea since it breaks into sharp peaces but then giving it an autoclaved one likely wouldn't help with cleaning dog's teeth since it doesn't have any rigidity.

There is a study Effects of autoclaving on compressive strength of bovine bones and their use as chewing agents for dogs

With the conclusion:

Compressive strength of ASB and ACB was not affected by the autoclaving procedure. Although ASB presented lower compressive strength when compared with ACB, both types of bones were able to create sufficient friction and promote partial dental calculus removal. Visible injuries in the teeth surface and digestive tract injuries were not observed throughout the period of this study.

ASB stands for "autoclaved bovine spongy bone" and ACB for "autoclaved bovine cortical bone".

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