I've been told that under no circumstances should he get marrow bones. He very nearly died in '04 from pancreatitis brought on by a [still living] ex vet who shot him up with cortisone to treat a very minor hot spot. Common side effect, as it turns out. Apparently high fat can be lethal to dogs with that history. (Who knew? No one told me! He had marrow bones for years before someone warned me off.)
For some reason that reminds me that people w/o spleens may easily die from a dog or cat bite.
And he's definitely going deaf. Frightened the hell out of him a few times walking down the hall behind him to see if he's heading for the door. He turns around and AAAAHH!!! OMG DON'T DO THAT!! Clapping seems to get through still. Which is better than shouting. Why is that asshole shouting at that poor dog?
Poor Mr. Lousy.
He is very loved