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Choosing the Right Raw Meaty Bone for Your Pet

February 12, 2024

Choosing the Right Raw Meaty Bone for Your Pet

Choosing the Right Raw Meaty Bone for Your Pet 

The advantages of raw food extend far beyond traditional mealtimes, enhancing not only your pet’s dental health but their overall well-being. Raw meaty bones, rich in protein and essential nutrients, play a pivotal role in upholding your pet's dental health by promoting clean teeth and gums. Furthermore, they offer mental stimulation and cater to your pet's natural chewing instincts, ultimately enhancing their overall well-being.   

Embracing a Natural Approach to Dental Care  

Raw meaty bones present a natural solution for maintaining your pet’s dental hygiene, serving as a superior alternative to processed bones or synthetic chews. As your pet chews on these nutrient-rich bones, their natural chewing actions help scrape away plaque and tartar buildup, significantly reducing the risk of periodontal disease and other dental concerns. Clearing away plaque from the teeth also eliminates a breeding ground for potentially dangerous bacteria, which can impact essential organs. 


Selecting the Perfect Bone  

At Iron Will Raw, we recognize that choosing the ideal raw meaty bone for your pet can feel overwhelming. That’s why we offer a diverse selection of sizes and protein options tailored to dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes. When selecting a bone, opt for a size slightly larger than you think your pet needs to mitigate potential swallowing hazards. Introducing raw meaty bones gradually, with short chewing sessions of 5 - 10 minutes, allows your pet to develop the necessary chewing muscles over time.  

   

Recreational vs. Meal Replacement  

Raw meaty bones typically fall into two categories: Recreational bones or Meal Replacement bones. Meal replacement bones, such as non-weight-bearing bones, can be provided during mealtime or as a substitute for a meal. Recreational bones, including marrow bones, offer extended chewing sessions and durability.  

Feeding Frequency  

While raw meaty bones offer numerous benefits, it's crucial to incorporate them into your pet's diet in moderation to maintain a balanced nutritional intake. We recommend feeding raw meaty bones no more than 2 - 3 times per week to ensure a balanced diet and maximize dental benefits. Additionally, always supervise your pet during bone-chewing sessions, especially when introducing new bones, and provide bones in a controlled environment with ample space for each pet, particularly in multi-pet households.  

Bone Broth 

Don’t throw out your leftover bones or ones your pet didn’t love! Bone broth is easy to make and your pet will love it. Broth is nutrient dense and can even get the pickiest of pets to eat. Perfect for serving warm in the winter or as a frozen treat in the summer. Download a copy of our Bone Broth Recipe here

 






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