06-08-2018, 01:16 PM
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Yep, there is.
Any RAW, they must be raw, non weight bearing bones are fine for dogs to have. I give my boy raw baby back pork ribs (he's a 9 lb chi x dach) a couple times a month to help keep his teeth clean. I watch him and when he gets down to a piece that's small enough for him to swallow whole I trade him a really good, stuffed, Kong, for the bone. Other bones that can be fed to a small dog are raw chicken bones such as wings, and backs (remove the skin) I don't feed them because my boy is sensitive to chicken. If you have a larger dog you can feed beef ribs, pork ribs, turkey necks, etc. Again the bones must be raw, cooked bones can splinter. I say non weight bearing bones, because weight bearing bones are very dense and can chip or crack teeth if the dog decides to bite down hard on the bone rather then gnawing on it.
I've trained my boy to only eat his bones on a towel, while still teaching him that I had him confined to an exercise pen so that he could not drag the bone all over the house. Doing that makes clean-up easy.
For store bought chews I give him cows hoofs and antlers. There is a danger of those cracking teeth, but my boy gnaws them rather then biting down hard.