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5 Benefits of Dogs Chewing on Bones

    It is in a dog's nature to love to chew on bones. Small dogs for teeth grinding, big dogs to pass the time. So do you know, what are the benefits of dogs gnawing on bones? And how should bones be chosen?


1. Promote Stool Molding

    Dogs eat bones, stools will be worse than usual to dry, if your dog usually love soft stools may try to give it to gnaw bones, but on the contrary, if the dog has been constipated, do not feed bones. 


2. Reduce Oral Disease

    In fact, the biggest benefit of the dog gnawing bones is that it can prevent oral diseases, because the dog's bite is very strong, if you do not often gnaw bones to grind teeth, it is very easy to cause oral diseases. So the owner must insist on grinding the dog's teeth, so as to effectively reduce the occurrence of oral diseases!


3. Can Reduce the Demolition of Home

    Some dogs are itchy teeth will bite things, so usually give the dog bones to effectively reduce the occurrence of home demolition, especially like husky dogs. Home preparation of a big bone is certainly indispensable.



4. Reduce Mouth Odor

    Dogs chewing on bones, will rub the surface of the teeth, the dog's teeth have a good cleaning effect, and this can also reduce the dog's mouth stink. If there are conditions, the training of dog snacks, the owner can also be replaced with a dog snacks can grind teeth chicken jerky, also can give the dog to go bad breath, prevent dental calculus!


5. Effective Supplemental Calcium

    Dogs are sure that bones can also supplement calcium, although the dog through the gnawing of bones, really give their own calcium is very little, but there is still a certain role of calcium supplementation. However, if your dog's calcium deficiency is more serious, it is recommended that the owner should feed the pet calcium tablets to solve the problem, after all, the pet calcium tablets contain high calcium!



    Although, there are so many benefits, do you really know how to choose? We will be sharing some of our experiences with you today to help you choose the right bone.

Don't pick any bones that are too old, you need to know how to choose the right bone. If you choose the wrong bone, your dog could end up in the emergency room! This is not meant to scare you, in fact there are often news stories about it.

Bones are a dog's best friend, and you want to choose one that matches your dog's size and chewing habits. Let us take a moment to help you choose the safest and most hassle-free bone you can find.



Choosing the right size bone

    The size of the bone and the size of your dog determines how it will be eaten, and in general, your dog shouldn't eat too many bones (as this will give your dog an excess and unabsorbable amount of calcium). Ideally, the bone should be large enough for your dog to chew off all the meat, but not too much of the bone.


Big Dog Exclusive

    Bones from large animals such as cows and deer are generally good choices for large dogs. Some good choices for large dogs include: cow neck bones (my favorite), beef ribs, and pelvic bones. If you don't mind (and you're sure you won't scare your neighbors), you can even feed the head of a cow, sheep or goat (available at most markets).


Small and medium-sized dogs

    Bones from smaller animals such as deer, goats, pigs and lambs can be given to smaller dogs, which would be a great option if your dog is small to medium sized.


    Poultry bones are mostly suitable for dogs of all sizes, but they should be used as a treat, not as a recreational type of bone.PS: It is recommended that pet owners who are able to do so try to stir up the bones when feeding their dogs poultry food on a regular basis.



Things to keep in mind:

    When you get raw bones home, store them in the refrigerator and defrost them once (this is to kill certain parasites in raw meat) and then slowly feed them to your puppy. It is recommended that you can give your dog a bone to chew on after eating. Hungry dogs are more likely to swallow a bone or separate it and swallow large pieces. This will increase the risk of obstruction in your dog's digestive tract.

Of course you must also be careful:

* Do not feed small bones that could be swallowed whole or cause choking, or cut bones such as leg bones. Cut bones are more likely to splinter.

* Do not feed pig bones or rib bones. They are more likely to splinter than other types of bones.

* Do not feed raw bones to your dog if your dog has a tendency to develop pancreatitis. Raw bone marrow is very nutrient dense and can cause diarrhea and episodes of pancreatitis. Instead, you can help your dog lose weight by thawing the bones and removing the marrow (or filling the marrow with pumpkin) to reduce the fat content.



    If your dog exhibits housebreaking behavior, give a bone to vent his energy.

    You can also prepare a heavy-duty dog crate that is resistant to chewing. Might as well try this.