Quit Worrying about those Dog Chew
I've got some
really good news for you! Feed your dog those raw meaty dog chew
bones! Nimble and I will talk about general key points you and your dog need to know. Also, we'll inform
you of reliable and unreliable sources of natural dog chew bones.
Nimble is waiting for me to chop her fish into bite-sized pieces!
However, there are
risks. I feel the benefits outweigh the risks. If raw dog bones
aren't your thing (and your dog's) that's ok! There are really great
alternatives for dog chew bones....
I'm a worry wort when it comes to pre made dog chews, treats, food and you name it. I selective with my dog's menu and brush her teeth to
supplement dog tooth health... especially if you feed a healthy pre-made dog food.
Many of our furry
friends don't “remember” how to eat bones like their wild
ancestors did. We need to lend a helping hand with those dog chew bones!
Speaking of lending a hand, Nimble does that with her teeth scrubbing routine... click here!
Don't Forget the Prey Animal Theory
when Feeding Dog Bones!
Stay focused on
keeping it simple and understanding the main concept. Let's
eliminate tons of confusing theories! Tap here to learn about raw dog food.
Think about a
rabbit. This is the main diet of coyotes here in Oregon. When you
feed your dog bones, think about how
much bone there is in relation to other parts of the rabbit. This is
how much to feed your dog (more or less).
Buy Dog Bones
for Different Sizes and Ages
Puppies, full growns, seniors, big and little “adults.” All need different sizes, shapes
and types of bones to chew and devour. Hard vs soft should
also be considered. Feeding meaty chicken bones seems to be a favorite of most canines.
Physical Features of Dog Chew Bones
Bone chomping risks...
- Cooked bones can splinter causing mouth and internal problems. Wild
dogs don't cook their raw meaty bones!
My first little poodle chipped her teeth. My next dog did
not. I believe wild dogs even chip their teeth and poke their mouths. It
can certainly be kept to a minimum by choosing the correct
“I keep poking the roof of my mouth once in awhile. Those long
skinny bones are the culprits. My dad used to worry but not
anymore. He checks my mouth every morning to make sure all is well... arf!” Nimble.
- Scarfing down chunks that aren't broken down enough can cause
choking and blockage. I've seen huge chunks of bone in coyote
poop... It's a wonder they were able to pass it!
Did you dig out a bunch of yummy bone marrow from your doggy's beef bone? Did you feed it all to her at once? Might be too much at one time (it's really rich... wild dogs have to work for it). If her tummy gets upset, click here to try one of our doggie upset tummy home remedies.
Benefits of munching bones...
- Bones really clean those teeth! Still, they don't reach all nooks
and crannies. Even though dog chew bones are devoured by wild dogs, I'll bet some don't have perfect white
teeth like Nimble's (I brush 'em)...
Chek out these pearly whites... good job Nimble!
Especially when the seasonal diet changes to berries late summer.
Here on the Oregon coast coyotes live on blackberries for a couple
of months. I see no hair and bones in their poop... just berries and chunks of wild apples!
and Cons of Healthy Dog Bones
Bone feasting qualities...
Unreal nutritional benefits! Keep in mind wild dogs have to work
for their bones, including tearing off the meat. Hand feeding bones
makes it too easy.
Hazards of scrunching dog bones...
You need to wash up properly... but don't go overboard!
Click here to learn more about the quality of your dog food...
What about non-organic bones?
Nimble's meaty lamb bones aren't organic but they're just as healthy!
- Some non-organic bones are just as healthy. But...
Many are not! Processing, gmo's, irradiation and country of origin
should be considered. Likewise, pesticides, hormones and
other drugs are big culprits. A dog throwing up water or food can be a victim these... please read this.
Some dog chew bones are chemically treated with preservatives. These are not located in the refrigeration or freezer sections of
your grocer. Frozen raw bones may or may not be treated.
What Happened to Bouser's Dog Chew Bone?
If you're wondering how Fido chewed up that big bone so fast, maybe
you'd better take a look around. Sometimes dogs like to “bury”
their treasures. That's one instinct canines still “remember” from
"I'm going to hide my dog chew 'bone' when I'm done chewing for the day. My dad will think it's all chewed up... then he'll give me another... arf!" Nimble.
Nimble will bury her chew if she doesn't finish chewing it up!
Speaking of hiding those tasty treasures... you and your dog might enjoy these articles...
Put you mind at ease. Your dog will get all the nutrition she needs by eating raw meaty bones. Also, include the rest of that "prey animal" and other raw foods discussed throughout our site.
Click here for more great stuff about Bouser's favorite chew.
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