Have you heard about feeding dogs raw meaty bones and wondered what all the fuss is about?
As this is an area we are often asked about, it is clearly important to provide you with a balanced view on this issue, empowering you to make the right decision for your dog.
We like to keep it simple with 3 key benefits for feeding your dog a raw meaty bone;
- Chewing on a raw meaty bone helps clean your dog’s teeth and dramatically reduces the likelihood of gum disease developing.
- A great natural nutritional source (especially protein, fat, calcium and phosphorous).
- Quite simply, dog’s love eating bones!
According to the American Vet Dental Society, by the age of three more than 80% of dogs develop gum disease. While this is a scary statistic, take comfort in knowing that you can help prevent gum disease with a simple, natural solution; raw meaty bones. The action of chewing on a raw meaty bone helps remove plaque build-up from your dog’s teeth with the added benefit of them thoroughly enjoying themselves!
If you are considering including raw meaty bones to your dog’s diet, we have a couple of recommendations;
- We don’t add raw for no reason; bones that have been heated are more likely to splinter so make sure any bones you feed haven’t been cooked.
- It is important to feed your dog a complete and balanced diet so they get all their nutritional requirements.
- It is also important to understand there are risks including; dental damage (breaking a tooth), digestive issues and choking. These risks can be minimised by ensuring the bones you feed are raw and you feed the bones as an occasional suppliment to a raw diet.
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If it isn’t possible or practical to feed your dog raw meaty bones don’t worry, the main point is that you are aware gum disease may become an issue for your dog. Other options include; give your dog a large bone (so that it can't physically eat it) to get the dental and enjoyment benefit or use a canine toothbrush on your dogs teeth. Alternatively, we recommend you consult your vet on the best course of prevention.