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I second you, Gary. I've worked at an animal hospital for 9 years, and we were always asked (especially around the holidays) about bones and dogs and cats. Raw bones are excellent for these little creatures - cooked bones are brittle and splinter too easily. I have also heard both opinions on garlic - I'm sure there is a toxicity level for garlic depending on the weight of your dog - this article has made me curious; now I'll have to go look it up in one of my schoolbooks! For anyone out there that might have a title in the veterinary field, going to the regional veterinary conferences (Las Vegas is excellent) will supply you with plenty of samples for first aid, and heaps of treats and toys for your pets! I get stocked up each year, and I've never had to buy my pets treats! My favorites are the all-natural vendors... :)