There are some common misconceptions that divert people from using frozen marrow bones. This is too bad frozen raw bones are actually great for your dog, and will keep them occupied much longer than most treats.
Many believe that bones will splinter and are difficult for dogs to digest. This is true for cooked bones, but Frozen Raw Bones are highly digestible and very rarely splinter. The cooking process tends to alter the structure of the bone which causes it to weaken and splinter. However frozen raw marrow bones are structurally sound, and have so many benefits to your dog’s overall health!!
The first benefit is actually pretty huge. Frozen Marrow Bones are fantastic for dog’s teeth and overall dental health, “Plaque and tartar can build up on a dog’s teeth offsetting the balance of good bacteria in the mouth which leaves way for infection and disease to spread.”. Most people do not realize that dental problems in dogs can lead to many worse problems. Keeping your dog’s teeth and gums clean and healthy is very important. Frozen Marrow bones are great for teeth and gum health; the left-over meat and tendons on the outside of the bone work almost like dental floss to clean the teeth as your dog chews. Plaque and tartar build up is usually the cause of bad breath, so by feeding raw bones fairly regularly (I try for once a week) you can help keep that breath smelling fresh and the teeth and gums healthy!
Another benefit of frozen marrow bones is they offer a great source of calcium and phosphorous which is necessary for your dog to maintain their bone health. The marrow inside the bones tends to be a little bit fatty, so this is great for dogs that need to gain some weight. Dogs with very sensitive stomachs may get diarrhea from the marrow but most will adjust and do great on them. Frozen bones are a fantastic way to keep a dog busy while you are entertaining guests, or even just to give you a break from the amount of attention they require. My dog will chew a frozen bone for upwards of 3 hours straight; it’s also a fantastic oral workout for them!
As with every treat we sell I recommend being present while your dog is chewing a frozen marrow bone, as there is always a risk with anything they chew on. Be sure the bone is the proper size for your dog. Do not give a large dog a tiny bone or choking is a definite possibility. Frozen bones are a fantastic way to help keep your dog healthy and happy. It can be scary to try new things with our dogs, but if you can get over that your dog will love you for it! We carry a large variety of frozen bones so please stop by and ask us our opinions as we love to talk about the benefits of frozen bones!!