Suki’s Paw Rating (1 to 4 paws)
Yum, yum, yum! Love my raw bones! Nothing else exists when have one I…including mommy. But shhh, don’t tell her.
Being previously neglected, Suki’s teeth weren’t that great when I adopted her. She had some tarter on them. Due to how she reacted to anesthesia with her spaying, I don’t want to put her under for a teeth cleaning unless absolutely necessary. I brush her teeth daily, but also heard raw bones can help clean teeth. I decided to check it out for myself and bought the Dag Bones frozen raw bones. Now let me state a very important thing…DO NOT FEED COOKED BONES. They can splinter and cause internal injuries. If feeding bones, please only use frozen raw ones.
I usually buy the Dag Bag version which is the center cut femur bones. They have a good amount of meat, marrow and protein. I tried the knuckles, but Suki refused to stop eating it which led to an upset stomach (lab/beagle mix = furry pig), since they have much more meat on them. I buy them from a local pet boutique, so I haven’t tried the online ordering from the company. My local store also carries raw bones by Tuckers, but I’m not as big a fan. They don’t have as much meat on them as the Dag Bones, and Suki was done with them much sooner. I’ve noticed a big difference in her teeth, and so has the vet! The chewing action against the bones has scraped away much of her tartar. As an added bonus…they entertain her for quite awhile! That means I can actually post blog entries without enduring the battle of Suki vs. the laptop. In fact, she just finished chewing on one for awhile and is now fast asleep! Apparently, it’s exhausting work to clean a bone.