Can dogs eat Beef bones?

can dogs have beef bonesYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Beef bones contain calcium that's easily absorbed by the body. It promotes healthy bones and teeth in dogs.
  • Beef bones also contain phosphorous, chondroitin sulfates, and glucosamine which help promote joint health and mobility.
  • Chewing on beef bones stimulates saliva enzymes that help prevent plaque buildup. Beef bones not only cleans teeth and gums but also clean the digestive tract. The cleansing effect of bones helps dogs maintain a regular potty schedule.
  • Chewing on beef bones helps keep dogs mentally and physically occupied, preventing boredom and destructive chewing.

Risks

health-risks
  • Cooked bones are not suitable for dogs as they splinter easily.
  • Raw beef bones may cause tooth injuries, especially in puppies.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Source beef bones from organic or grass-fed livestock.
  • Beef bones can be given to dogs raw or freeze-dried.
  • If your dog's diet already has complete calcium, limit edible bones or only feed them as occasional treats.
  • Raw beef marrow bones provide the most nutrition.
  • Chewing should only last for 10-15 minutes. Bones with marrow left may be refrigerated and given again the next day.
  • You can use beef bones to make bone broth for your dog, which is highly nutritious.
  • Always supervise your dog when feeding bones.
  • Remove the bones after your dog's eating session.

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