The best natural bones and chews for dogs are all-natural, nutrient-rich products without preservatives or other potentially unhealthy components. To provide your pup with optimal calcium/phosphorus balance, select a bone with 10% to 25% bone content.
Recreational bones provide dogs with an outlet for their natural instinct to chew while simultaneously cleaning their teeth and reducing gum disease. Bones containing marrow provide additional nutrition.
They’re a natural distraction
While dog chew toys may provide a quick way to engage your pet’s chewing instincts while stimulating oral and gum health, natural dog bones and treats offer safer solutions that encourage chewing habits while simultaneously cleaning teeth and maintaining gum health.
Dog bones offer many health benefits in addition to satisfying a chewing instinct, including calcium and phosphorous for muscle development and bone growth. Natural chews such as pig ears or cow ears contain protein which supports immunity, skin and coat health. If giving raw bones to your pup be sure they are being watched while chewing as certain sizes could pose as choking hazards or be too hard causing tooth damage or fractures if given on an ongoing basis; switch up what types of bones they receive regularly!
They’re a great source of nutrients
Bones provide your dog with both calcium and phosphorus, while also helping keep their teeth clean by scraping away plaque and tartar build-up and helping prevent gum disease and other dental problems. Chewing also promotes better oral hygiene!
However, it is essential that you select an appropriate bone type for your pet. Avoid cooked bones which splinter into sharp pieces which could puncture their digestive tract or intestines and rawhide which could lead to choking and tooth fractures.
Choose instead a natural bone that comes from grass-fed animals with no artificial flavors or fillers, to provide your dog with something soft and digestible that won’t affect his digestion or cause weight gain. Plus, they last hours of chewing fun! Our Gainesville vets suggest feeding edible bones 2-3 times weekly for maximum benefit!
They’re a great way to satiate your dog’s appetite
Chewing on dog bones helps satisfy your pup’s gnawing urge while also helping keep their teeth healthy and can prevent boredom chewing on furniture and personal belongings. Since these treats are odorless and long-lasting, it makes an ideal enrichment treat that you can give to your pet for extended periods of time.
Bone broth provides your pup with essential nutrients like chondroitin, gelatin, glucosamine, vitamin C, D and other B-complex vitamins as well as potassium and phosphorus – plus collagen to promote skin and coat health!
When selecting raw bones for your pet, selecting the ideal type is of paramount importance. Choose one large enough for them to grasp yet not too hard that it might shatter into pieces. Pressing it against your thumbnail may also reveal whether or not pliability exists – an effective rule is choosing a bone which gives slightly when you press upon it.
They’re a great way to keep your dog’s stomach in good working order
Dogs are natural chewers, and it’s important to provide them with safe outlets for their chewing needs. Natural bones make an ideal option; just be sure that it meets the size requirements for your dog and avoid small bones as these could pose choking hazards. Also look for ones made with minimal ingredients – anything with artificial preservatives should also be avoided!
If your dog consumes too many small bone fragments, they could clog their throat, stomach, or intestines. Stomach acids will break these fragments down so they pass through, however too much bone material may dilute stomach acid making digestion harder than necessary.
To help keep your dog’s stomach working optimally, consider giving him marrow bones or hip and femur bones from large animals like cattle and bison as treats. These nutritious bones contain plenty of marrow while serving as an excellent source of protein.