Dog’s love bones! Feeding bones on a regular basis means better oral health and a better digestive system too. Bones are a great source of calcium and cartilage, and there’s link between periodontal and heart disease too.
Bones are and essential part of a healthy dog's diet.
But which ones to feed? This is one of the most common questions we get asked, so we've put together a handy guide on which bones to feed your dog.
WHAT TO FEED
The first thing to consider is what is the right sized bone for your dog. It’s important that it’s not too small as this can cause choking or internal problems. A good rule of thumb is to make sure it’s bigger than the size of your dog’s head.
Now you need to get the bone density right. Aggressive chewers can break their teeth on hard bones, so you should avoid anything too dense. A soft chewer can be given harder bones though, for prolonged entertainment.
Lastly, consider when to feed. Hungry dogs are more likely to chew aggressively, so the best time is often after they have eaten. Especially if you have multiple dogs and want to avoid an argument! Feed bones at least 3 times a week.
There's a few safety precautions you should follow as well. Throw the used bone out when they are finished and NEVER feed cooked bones. Always supervise your dog eating, and as always if in doubt consult your vet.
So there you have it! Hopefully that makes selecting a bone easier, and your dog can enjoy a good chomp at least a couple of times a week.