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Our dogs and their wolf ancestors would probably agree that there’s nothing better than bones—but, for dog owners, picking a bone can quickly turn into a bone to pick. Consuming bones has been a crucial part of the carnivorous lifestyle forever. Although dogs have had evolutionary, biological, and dietary changes accompany their domestication, certain needs and instincts have not been so quick to change.
As the popularity of raw and natural pet foods grows to accommodate this, so does the selection, and so does the confusion and concern over whether these natural food choices are still safe — but it doesn’t have to be so complicated for you and your fur baby.Learn More About the Natural Dog Chews We Offer
When it comes to your easily excitable best friend, safe and efficient bone consumption relies a lot on proper bone selection by the owner. In general, marrow bones are safe. However, as with any chew or bone, they can be dangerous in certain scenarios. When choosing the best marrow bones for dogs, it’s not just as simple as small pet = small bone and large pet = large bone. It’s important as an owner to take the time to observe your dog in action and note how they enjoy their bones and chews.
Not only is it important as a pet owner to take the time to observe your dog in action while they chew to note how they enjoy doing this, but in order to understand their eating habits better and hopefully add some value to them.
Whether they’re a hobby chewer or a power chewer, the benefits of your dog enjoying marrow bones is even greater than just satisfying their need to chew — though, when you consider the other things they could be chewing on, that is a great benefit! Consumed safely and in moderation, marrow bones can be a fantastic way to help improve your dog’s oral and general health, as well as provide them with a great source of exercise, play, flavor, vitamins, and more.
Whether they’re a substantial part of your dog's diet or simply a supplement, marrow bones and chews can be an exciting and efficient way to improve your dog’s general health and well-being.
The thing to remember is that safe and efficient bone consumption relies on proper bone selection, supervision, and knowledge of your dog. There’s a lot of information to chew when it comes to picking a bone for your dog, but the more you know, the safer they can chew.