What do we, at tha MUNCHbox, think about Raw Bones?
Well, the title of this post should clearly let you know. But just in case you didn’t catch on, we think Raw Bones are…RAWESOME!
Not just providing more essential nutrient and minerals than processed bones, Raw Bones are also a smart substitute for struggling with your dog to brush their teeth. Assisting with stimulating saliva enzymes, preventing plaque buildup and gum disease (especially in the upper back molars), and removing trapped food particles from in between teeth, a Raw Bone sure does make a RAWESOME after dinner treat.
Although Raw Bones are less prone to splinter, It is still wise to NOTE that not all dogs can have bones in general. Meant to be gnawed/chewed on, we do not recommend bones to dogs who prefer to chomp a bone into smaller chunks to swallow; this is why we think it is important to know what type of chewer your dog is. Nevertheless, it’s best to always be in the surrounding area when you give your dog a bone, to monitor the intake.
Available in different shapes and sizes, with meatier being better than just bare, be sure to choose the right size bone for you dog. As an example, when giving a raw bone to a small dog, be mindful that they have delicate teeth and jaws, so a big raw knuckle bone is probaley not best for them, but for a pit bull, this will definitley work.
Whether you give your RAWESOME bone frozen (nice summer treat to work at) or thawed out, remember, moderation is key. Allowing your dog to chew/gnaw on a Raw Bone for an hour may prove to be too much for them, especially if they are known to have a sensitive stomach. If your dog is new to Raw Bones, Start with smaller time intervals, say 10-15 minutes and if your dog doesn’t experience an upset stomach, slowly increase the chew/gnaw time. Likewise, a Raw Bone a day may be too much, but one every Friday, might be just right.