If your dog destroys plush dog toys in seconds and dog chew toys are still no match, bones are trusted alternative. A cut beef shin bone is a great option for power chewers because it is a sturdy weight bearing bone that should last a while. Once your dog cleans off the marrow and goodness from the bone, you can soak the bone in bone broth overnight or stuff the bone with a lickable treat or pumpkin and use the bone as a new chew again. Primal Pet Foods makes tasty bone broths full of nutrients that are great for reviving a well loved dog bone. Pork bones are not as strong as beef bones; therefore, they are not recommended for most dogs over 25 pounds. Knuckle bones have rounded edges; so you do not have to worry about splintering when your dog is chewing. All bones are still a hard chew in comparison to bully sticks or dog biscuits; so be careful to watch how your dog chews to determine if a bone is the right chew for him, and always make sure your dog bone is the appropriate size for your dog.
Bone chews can be a great chew and can be safe for many dogs. But like other dog chews, they are not one size fits all. You will need to choose the right kind of bone and always supervise your dog while they are chewing. Pork bones are not recommended for dogs over 25 pounds, but most beef bones should be good for dogs of all sizes. You can always ask your veterinarian if you are unsure if a bone is right for your dog.
What are the safest dog bones?
The safest dog bones are those that your dog cannot swallow or snap in half. You will need to pick the right size and strength bone for your dog's chewing. We only offer safe bones for dogs, but you still need to use caution and watch your dog with any chew.
How often should I give my dog bones?
Giving your dog a bone for no more than 1-3 hours a day should help keep him mentally stimulated and occupied. Allowing your dog a healthy safe outlet for his chewing needs is important, but for dogs who need to watch their calories, be mindful of the additional calories in stuffed bones. A puzzle feeder is another great option for keeping your dog occupied, and the feeding guidelines on treats can help you guage how often to give them.