Christmas Comes Early For The Dogs
It is a fantastic sunny day here today. All the doors and windows are open and the Dogs have been really well behaved, lying outside soaking up some rays.
The weather can change very quickly so we decided to give the Dogs an early Christmas present, A Big Raw Meaty Bone each.
Many people are loathe to give their Dogs bones, believing there is a danger to the Dog. There are only a few things you need to know when deciding whether you should give your Dog a Bone.
- Never give them cooked bones as they are brittle and the splinters may damage their insides.
- Always freeze Pork Bones for a few days as there is a bacteria that can be harmful but is killed upon freezing.
- Remover the long thin Bone from Chicken thighs as it can puncure the Dog because it is so sharp.
With those three facts you can safely supply your Dogs with Raw Bones on a regular basis.
Dog Has Bad Breath?
Bones are good for Dogs for so many reasons and if you haven’t already done so I strongly suggest you buy this book on Raw Meaty Bones. It tells of all the benefits of Raw Bones for Dogs.
One of the overriding reasons why we supply our Dogs with Bones on a regular basis is that previously we had very high Vet bills when our previous Dog began to get older. A Raw Bone however will clean your Dogs teeth like nothing else. You will save yourself a fortune in the future as well.
Along with cleaning the Dogs teeth because of the gnawing action this also means that your Dog will have very fresh breath. Any build up of plaque etc in the Dogs mouth can cause a terrible smell. Considering we live in the country and the Dogs of Doom are forever eating all manner of disgusting things they all have amazingly fresh breath. By far the best way to cure bad Dogs breath is with a steady supply of raw Bones.
Clean teeth = Fresh Breath
Another reason to give your Dog a bone is just for the peace you will get. A nice big Bone can keep your Dog occupied for hours. They will happily munch through it in their own time, all the while giving you a nice break from the usual Dog activities you may just not have the time for at a certain point in the day.
It also keeps their muscles nice and toned as they chew, munch and manhandle a sizable and tough Bone.
So give your Dog an extra Christmas Present this year and give it a nice big Raw Bone. If your Dog has bad breath this will be gift for the both of you. It will be the best present it ever got and you will notice very quickly just how clean and fresh your Dogs chops are.
Looking on Amazon I came across this great (and cheap) book all about the adventures of a Dog with bad breath. It has fantastic reviews and as well as being great for children adults seem to love it as well. Dog Breath looks like a lot of fun. The authors other books also look like a must for our inner child.
I also wrote about other advantages of raw meat for dogs here.
May the Doggie Force be with you all.
Good writeup – one thing I want to add is the fact that smaller dogs probably shouldn’t be given bones
My dad gave my dog, a cockapoo, a ham bone, and it ended up clogging up her insides! A blockage at the base of her stomach, as well as one in her intestine
We had to take her to the emergency vet because her body started shaking, and they had to keep her there on an IV
so be careful before giving your dog a bone!!
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Sorry to hear that Taris. Glad she is OK now.
It is very unusual for any size of Dog to have a problem eating RAW bones. Normally whatever size the Dog their internal organs etc all function the same, it’s just the size that is different.
You may find this article http://rawfed.com/myths/toybreeds.html very interesting as it deals specifically with the smaller Dog and the issue of raw foods and bones.
Okay I know this sounds crazy but where do I get the bones? I’m a vegetarian so I don’t have meat in the house. Do I have to buy something with meat on it and cut it off, or can you buy raw bones? I have a greyhound with really powerful teeth and severely stinky breath. I’ve bought him nylabones before, but they are gone in a minute.
I also got a pack of pig ears. He looooves those. Is that enough to keep the teeth clean or does he need something tougher?
hello three dog blog its dennis the vizsla dog hay my mama givs us raw turkee neks for krunching and keeping owr teeth kleen but we just like them becuz they are so yummy ok bye
I just heard a sad rawhide bone story yesterday. I fixed the URL.
Have a great Christmas and any other holiday.
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Yup, I totally agree. In fact, I need to give my dog bones more often.
The more meat on the bones the happier your Dog will be but it is not a requirement. Any Butchers or even the meat counter in the Supermarket will have plenty of Bones available.
If you just ask at the counter they will be able to supply you with whatever you need. You can get smallish pieces that will be gone fairly quickly or something larger that will last the Dog for ages.
Ours quite often munch away on them and come back to them a few days later.
You should definitely go for something tougher than pigs ears. You want something your Dog will really grind away on to clear off all the plaque etc that is probably causing the bad breath.
Just tell the Butcher you want bones for your Dog and they should give you what you need.
Hope this helps and I look forward to seeing you here again.
Turkey necks are great aren’t they?
If you are anything like the three girls though they only last a few seconds. They can devour a whole chicken in a few minutes so they now have nice big meaty bones that last them longer.
Raw bones are fab. Not only do they keep teeth clean they are wonderful for the psyche as well, especially for nervous, anxious or bored dogs.
We feed our cats raw bone. Cornish Game Hens, Chicken thigh, Quail, Chicken and Turkey necks. Took a while to get them there… but now they have sparkling teeth and they enjoy chewing away.
I’m sure feeding raw bones are not totally risk free. But…life itself does not come without risk, and if you feed softer bones that does not splinter it should be OK. After 3 years with 3 cats chewing bones we have never had a problem.
I may be wrong, but I do believe the CDC recommends freezing pork for 30 days…
Kudos for your teeth posts!!
Training Puppy, bones are perfect for bored Dogs. Nothing they enjoy more.
Sounds like the Cats get a great selection of Raw Food. Lucky them!
Ace has terrible breath. I came to your blog looking for this post because I remembered you had written about it. I’ll have to start giving him bones more often. He only chews Nylabones and rawhides. Those obviously do not clean his teeth like real bones do.
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I am very wary about giving my three pound poodle a raw bone, besides trying to find one that is small enough and safe enough. Please advise.
Linda I would say that any kind of very hard shin bone may be best. One where the bone is gnawed rather than eaten. Maybe ask the butcher what is best. As we only have experience with larger Dogs.