Can dogs eat Deer bones?

can dogs have deer bonesYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Deer bones, or Venison bones, are good durable chews for dogs and are a natural source of calcium.
  • Deer bones contain nutrients that help strengthen a dog's immune system.
  • Chewing on deer bones also helps clean teeth and gums and improve dogs' dental health.
  • Deer bones are a good alternative to dogs that are allergic to common animal proteins.

Risks

health-risks
  • Cooked deer bones can get brittle and break off into sharp pieces; they can damage a dog's mouth, teeth, and digestive tract.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Deer bones are best given to dogs raw; you can also get air-dried deer bones or venison marrow bones from the pet store.
  • Always supervise your dog when feeding bones.
  • Alternatively, you can make bone broth using the deer bones and add the broth to your dog's food for him to benefit from the nutrients.
  • If your dog's diet already has complete calcium, limit edible bones or only feed them as occasional treats.
  • Always remove the bones after your dog's eating session.

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