After writing some about those dental chews, I got lots of great comments from people who said that they used raw, meaty bones as their dental regimen of choice. Because, let’s be real: (1) Those dental chews aren’t really doing that much for them, even though the dogs enjoy them, and (2) I am not very faithful about brushing their teeth; I do it like, once every two weeks.
I know that raw bones are the best (and most natural) way to keep a dog’s teeth clean. The only thing is… I’ve never tried it before, and I feel kind of intimidated! We don’t eat much meat ourselves, and so I’m rather inexperienced at the butcher’s counter.
So, here are some questions for you, if you give your dogs raw, meaty bones:
- Where do you get your raw, meaty bones?
- What kind of bone should I ask for? Like, from which animal? From which part of the animal?
- How do you give these to your dogs? (Outside, in a dish, etc.?)
- How long does it take your dog to get through a particular of bone?
- For multi-dog households: Eden has some resource guarding issues. I think it’d be best to separate them while they’re working on their bones. Do you separate your dogs when such high-value items as raw bones are being consumed?
You guys are the best source of information! Thanks for sharing your wisdom. Looking forward to exploring this new territory.