My number one tip for finding inexpensive raw meat bones is to compare prices between online raw dog food stores and brick-and-mortar stores.
You can get raw meaty bones from dog food stores that specialize in raw dog foods like Raw Paws Pet Food, and My Pet Carnivore.
If that sounds good, here is a short list of places where you can find commercial raw dog food (prepackaged) or homemade raw food ingredients.
When you use a brand like Darwins Natural Pet Products, the bones are already crushed with prepackaged raw dog food. If you feed homemade raw food, you already know that your dog’s diet should be 10% bones.
Whether you feed your dog raw food or not, feeding raw bones is a great way to add it to your daily dental care. Dogs have a natural need to chew, and bones meet that need by helping to clean teeth down to the gums, making them a great option during treatment.
Raw bones provide pet dogs with a safe bone that can be chewed and ground to content, providing them with beneficial amino acids, iron and calcium. If you feed him raw, granular, or canned food, your dog gets enough calcium, but may occasionally eat meat bones as a treat.
Never feed boiled bones to your dog, as they can break and cause internal damage. Do not give recreational bones to dogs that are prone to breaking teeth while chewing or dogs that have had restorative dental procedures.
Dogs suffering from cavities or those with most of their teeth pulled out shouldn’t be offered raw meat bones for obvious reasons – they can’t chew them.
Like all bones, raw meaty bones can cause choking and blockages, especially if you don’t control your dog’s chewing and choose the wrong size bone. Raw meat bones, properly introduced into your dog’s or cat’s diet, can be an important part of your pet’s health.
Meaty bones can serve as a whole meal replacement or as part of a raw pet meal, so be sure to adjust your dog’s or cat’s daily calorie intake. If you want to give your dog or cat the benefits of raw bones and if they are not already on a raw food diet, start giving them some raw meat every day for about 7-10 days. This addition to their daily diet will lower your dog’s or cat’s PH, thereby raising their acid levels so they can break down raw bones and meat.
The slow roasted marrow or thigh bones offered by some pet manufacturers, while good for dogs, do not provide any of the benefits of raw bones. Bones for fun are often more tempting than classic smoked or boiled bones because they still contain some meat and the marrow is soft enough for your dog to get all the important amino acids produced by the bone marrow. You can simply serve the bones as they are, even frozen for longer-term healing.
You can buy a grinder or grinder and grind up your own bones and then add them to your puppy’s raw diet. As I explained in my last post, raw meat bones are an essential part of your dog’s balanced diet because they contain everything you need to keep your pup’s skeleton and teeth healthy.
Raw fleshy Idahound bones are nutritional supplements appropriate for the species, and the Idahounds recommend feeding them along with your dog’s raw diet.
Many people who feed their dogs raw food, sometimes called BARF (bones and raw food) raw food, sometimes called BARF (bones and raw food), claim that bones with meat and some fat on them are safe for dogs because they are easy to digest and do not break like boiled bones.
One school maintains that in nature dogs have always eaten bones and that there is nothing wrong with eating them while they are raw. Most dog bones – plastic, rawhide, smoked, dehydrated, chewable, such as pizza and pig ears – can help clean your dog’s teeth when he’s chewing, but most dog bones – plastics have various health risks.
Raw Paws Beef Chews for Dogs also helps keep dogs teeth healthy by naturally removing plaque and tartar, helping to keep their teeth pearly white. Raw fleshy bones (such as raw chicken wings or lamb wings) help keep teeth and gums healthy, provide extra nutrition, and cleanse your dog’s digestive tract. Raw lamb bones are just as safe to eat as recreational bones such as beef or bison bones. Storage means that it is safer to give bone marrow raw than store-bought.
We know that 100% raw food cannot be afforded by every pet parent, and even adding a small amount of raw food to your formula each day can still provide huge health benefits. In addition to the lowest prices, Raw Food Co-op is a community of like-minded local pet parents and a valuable resource if you’re new to raw food diets or a seasoned raw food lover.
While Raw Feeding Miami also offers more standard bone-in meats like turkey necks and chicken thighs, I can get these from Food Lion for a very decent, even slightly better price. While the major pet store chains have raw foods, they don’t sell the brands that I would be comfortable giving my dogs.