Bones are a very essential part of the diet for dogs and cats and serve several beneficial purposes.

BONES-webFirst, chewing on bones provides excellent mental stimulation. Second, bones keep their teeth and gums healthy and clean. In addition to their recreational value, some bones can be chewed and swallowed, and contain a fair amount of meat and fat can which provide a range of nutrients and fulfill daily calcium requirements, especially on days when feeding boneless, red meats. Examples of these are chicken necks, turkey necks and whole herring.

For example, if your dog usually consumes 900 grams (2 lbs) of food per day, then you can feed them 450 g (1 lb) of consumable bone and 450 g (1 lb) of ground meat and veggies.