In this day and age there’s a lot of controversy about whether to give your dog a bone or not?
Some say no to bones and some say yes to bones, it really depends on who you’re talking to.
I’m all about giving dogs big raw bones.
According to Martin GoldStein, D.V.M, in his book The Nature of Animal Healing, ‘a long long time ago, like wolves, wild dogs would hunt down their prey in packs. But unless they were starving they wouldn’t eat the dead animal in it’s entirety at once. Instead they’d open its belly and eat the contents, along with the internal organs, then bury the carcass.
A few days later, when they grew hungry again, they’d dig up the carcass and have another full meal.
Today, the only vestige of that behaviour (and diet) is a dog’s instinct to bury a bone.’
Dogs today are much more domesticated but they still carry that instinct. A raw bone is the closest dog’s today come to their natural diet.
We’ve always given all our dogs raw bones but definitely not cooked ones.
It means it’s a personal choice whether you want to feed your dog raw bones or not.
Ask at your local butcher too see how much they charge for a bag of raw dog bones. They’re nutritional and cheap.
However, I can’t stress enough how important it is to supervise your dog and gauge their behaviour while they’re eating their bone. Also check your dog’s mouth once they’re finished chewing on their bone.
I know Billy loves his bones. Do your fur kids love them or have you chosen not to feed them to your fur kids? No judgement either way, it’s a personal choice.
We’d love to hear from you.
J & B