Can dogs eat Oxtail bones?

can dogs eat oxtail bonesYes

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Oxtail bones are high in protein which is essential for muscle development and cell repair in dogs.
  • They are also rich in iron which helps in blood cell production.
  • Oxtail bones are a good source of selenium and zinc, which are essential minerals that help boost a dog's immune system and regulate various organ functions.
  • Oxtail bones are also rich in choline, an essential nutrient that impacts brain development, liver function, and metabolism.
  • Oxtails promote good dental hygiene by scraping off tartar and plaque buildup.

Risks

health-risks
  • Oxtail bones are a choking hazard when they get small enough to be swallowed by dogs. It's particularly dangerous for dogs to swallow their food whole instead of chewing.
  • When cooked, the bones can splinter into shards and injure a dog's mouth, throat, and intestines.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Raw feeders give fresh oxtail bones to their dogs as part of their raw food diet.
  • Oxtail bones can also be used to make bone broth for dogs.
  • Freeze-dried or air-dried oxtail dog treats are available off the shelf; they often contain the oxtail bone and the tail itself.
  • Always supervise your dog when feeding bones.

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