Should I be feeding my pet RAW bones?
First and foremost, for the nutritional value of your pet.
From the moment you bring a puppy or kitten into your family, you should be offering them bones! By offering a variety of bones, they are able to receive a good supply of calcium from the cartilage and bone marrow to help their growth and development during their early growth stages, as well as the mineralization of their bones and structure of their joints. Other minerals, like boron are also substantial in bones, which are vital for bone health and will help to ensure strong healthy .
Raw bones also act like a toothbrush, dental floss and mouth wash all in one for dogs and cats! It’s all in the chewing action of macerating the meat and bones that actually massages the animal’s teeth and gums. The sinew in meat also gets between teeth like dental floss cleaning out any food residues and helps in the prevention of tartar build up and development.
A clean mouth helps to avoid plaque formation, bad breath, dental cavities, gingivitis, and in turn, expensive vet visits that come with such health concerns.
I often judge how healthy my dogs are by how clean their teeth are and or smelly their breath is. If you feel your pet should have better oral hygiene, why not start offering them bones a couple of times a week? You can find several options here https://eastcoastdogs.com.au/product-category/raw-and-fresh/treat-snacks/ to be delivered to you! If you’re not sure, just get in touch with us and we’ll help you decide what is right for your pet.