5 thoughts on “[Video] Should You Give Your Dog Bones?”

  1. I occasionally feed round raw marrow bones and SUPERVISE the dogs while they enjoy the bit of meat and the marrow. After an hour or so, depending on the fervour, I take the bones away and throw them out.

    You should note that the RMBs should NEVER HAVE BEEN FROZEN OR COOKED TO BE SAFE. Talk to a reputable butcher and ask for fresh bones. Grocery store butchers are not to be trusted as much of their stock arrives frozen.

  2. Chauncy loves his raw bones, I just make sure I am home. I also make sure they are hard usually beef femur.
    He is an aggressive chewer and the beef femur he cannot split as some softer ones.

  3. Doc,
    Another GREAT video.. you’re the man.. my two Chihuahua’s and Rotweiler watch every one and call you A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!

  4. Very good video again! 🙂

    May I add a few points which I tell my clients?

    Here in Australia butchers often cut off the ends of the femur bone and then cut the middle part lengthwise so that the dogs can access the marrow. You already addressed the marrow. Another thing to consider is that the femur is the strongest bone in the animal, cows can weigh up to 1 ton! This bone is stronger than a dog’s tooth and it can break dogs teeth.

    Many people prefer to feed soup bones (which you mentioned)and then there are people who feed lamb and goat bones. Those bones have a tendency to splinter in sharp pieces. I do not consider them safe for dogs.

    Personally I prefer to feed chicken necks and chicken frames (not the wings though as they have a hook that can get caught in the dogs throat) and the cut off ends of the femur (lots of good cartilage and connective tissue which acts like dental floss).

    At the end of the day it always comes down to the dog. Never let a dog chew a bone unsupervised and if you have a very greedy dog who always tries to swallow bones whole maybe it is not a good idea to feed bones. In general I believe it is a great addition nutrition wise and it also gives dogs something to do.

  5. Great Video. My dogs love an occasional bone to chew on and try to hide the remnants from me that’s why I am always around watching them.

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