Tips on feeding bones
Our Stance On Bone In Chews
While our products are made to be fully consumed and digested, there is no denying that splintering can occur with bone-in chews. And while we do everything in our power to prevent these instances from occuring, we thought it best to outline the risks associated with bone-in chews and what you can do to prevent injuries to your furry pal!
The Risks Associated With Bone In Chews
While there are risks when feeding any type of treat or chew, the risks associated with bone-in chews include blockages, choking and splintering. If broken into big chunks, these bone pieces can get stuck in your pets gums, stomach or even colon. This is especially common if your pet is a gulper or has never had bone in treats and chews.
When drying our products we are careful to have it at a temperature that kills pathogens but prevents the breakdown of collagen or calcium which is usually around 149°F. Collagen is a protein that provides a soft framework, and calcium phosphate is a mineral that adds strength and hardens the framework. This combination of collagen and calcium makes bone strong and flexible enough to withstand stress. By doing this, we feel we minimize the amount of shards that break off our products. Even so, it is important to keep an eye on your pets when feeding any type of treat or chew.