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How to Choose the Best Raw Bones for Dogs: Try the RDBK Bone Selector Quiz!

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

As Canada's Bone Butcher, we've got a whole bunch of ethically sourced and human-grade raw dog bones that'll make your furry foodies jump for joy. With a whopping 27 different bones to choose from, spread across 9 yummy types of proteins, there's something that'll tickle every taste bud!

Picking the perfect raw bone for your dog might feel a little overwhelming - we totally understand. But don't worry! We know that this choice is super important for your dog's health and happiness and, of course, your peace of mind. That's why we're super excited to introduce our brand-new RDBK Bone Selector Quiz for pets.


Digby, a border collie/ beagle mix dog, chewing on a raw bone for dogs - Red Dog Blue Kat
RDBK Beef Knuckle | Digby


Picking the Best Raw Bones for Dogs and why Raw Bones are an Essential Part of a Raw Dog Food Diet

Raw Bone Benefits for Dogs

As devoted pet parents, you've probably observed your dogs instinctively gravitating towards chewing and gnawing on bones. This behaviour goes beyond a habit; it's a natural instinct they're born with. Allowing them to indulge in this craving comes with numerous benefits.


Our handpicked selection of raw bones for dogs provides vital minerals like calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, and they also keep your furry foodies' dental health in tip-top shape. But it's not just about nutrition; chewing on raw bones provides mental stimulation and releases those feel-good endorphins.

Looking to enhance your pet's raw diet in a sustainable way? Try making bone broth from leftover bones—it's a superfood packed with benefits for our furry friends! Click here for our favourite pet-friendly bone broth recipe.


The benefits of raw bones for dogs listed beside a puppy chewing on a bone - Red Dog Blue Kat

How to Choose Raw Bones for Your Dog

Meet your dog’s ideal raw bone match with our new RDBK Bone Selector Quiz! Think of it as your trusted sidekick, built to help pet parents like you select the best bones for your dog based on their size and chew style. If your dog is a puppy, a senior, or somewhere in between, once you complete the quiz, you'll discover a range of RDBK raw bone choices that perfectly suit your pet.


Understanding Your Pet's Chewing Style


Take a moment to observe your pet's dining style. Understanding your pet's chewing technique is crucial for making the safest bone selection:

  • Gentler Chewers approach their meals with a more gentle nibbling or scraping technique.

  • Aggressive Chewers are enthusiastic chompers, savoring every bite.

  • Gulpers are a speedy swallower, in a hurry to eat heir food with little to no chewing.

Consider Different Life Stages and Breeds:

  • Puppies: Young animals with baby teeth may struggle with bones due to their small teeth. To introduce them to bone chewing, start gradually and hold the bone for them to get used to the idea. While they may not be able to eat it yet, this practice provides valuable enrichment and introduces the concept from an early age.

  • Seniors: Older pets, especially those with dental issues or missing teeth, might not be able to chew bones effectively. For these pets, consider using our ground meals that contain bone to maintain a balanced calcium/phosphorus ratio without the need for whole bones.

  • Flat-faced Breeds (Brachycephalic): Breeds with flat faces, like Pugs, Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Boxers, Boston Terriers, and similar breeds, often have limited chewing abilities due to their skull structure and dental conformation. Keep a close eye on these pets and explore suitable bone options tailored to their needs.

  • Miniature Breeds: Miniature dogs have small jaws and teeth, requiring appropriately sized bones for enjoyment and chewing. Small dogs are prone to dental issues, making bones important for oral health. Consider options like Chicken Necks, Chicken Wing Tips, Lamb Femurs, or Pork Femurs to cater to their needs.


Ready to get started? Click the button below or visit our website at reddogbluekat.com/bone-quiz. Once there, head to the 'Feeding Guide' tab to discover the RDBK Bone Quiz option.



Are you feeling a little lost while taking the RDBK Bone Quiz? Well, don't worry! Join the fun and watch the video below with RDBK's Helene to see how effortlessly you can shop for raw bones using our quiz. It's as easy as a walk in the park!


Recommended Bone Options Explained

Now that you have your raw dog bone recommendations for your specific dog's needs after taking the RDBK Bone Quiz, let's explore the world of Red Dog Blue Kat bone options. We offer a variety of choices across 27 different bones to choose from, including recreational bones and consumable bones. Each type comes with its own set of benefits, making it easier for you to choose what suits your pet's needs best.

kangaroo raw bones package for dogs - Red Dog Blue Kat

Recreational Raw Bones for Dogs:

Recreational raw bones for dogs provide minimal nutritional value to your pet's diet. However, the advantages of offering your pet marrow bones as a natural chew are numerous:

  • Dental Health: Effectively cleans teeth and massages gums.

  • Jaw Muscle Exercise: Helps exercise and strengthen the jaw muscles.

  • Mental Stimulation: Provides an engaging endorphin-releasing activity for mental stimulation.

recreational raw bones selection for dogs - Red Dog Blue Kat

Consumable Raw Bones for Dogs:

Consumable raw bones are typically safe for complete consumption, though individual pets may have specific limitations. These bones can nutritionally boost a pet’s diet and even serve as a meal replacement for some pets. Other benefits include:

  • Source of Calcium: Offers a rich source of calcium and other vital minerals, including phosphorus and magnesium

  • Dental Health: Effectively cleans teeth and massages gums

  • Mental Stimulation: Provides an engaging endorphin-releasing activity for mental stimulation

Worried about your budget as a pet parent? Consider using consumable raw bones as a cost-effective meal replacement for your dogs. Click here to discover tips on providing a high-quality raw diet for your furry friend without breaking the bank.

consumable  raw bones selection for dogs - Red Dog Blue Kat

Available Raw Bone Proteins


Whether your dog favours grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, wild-caught fish, or any other protein source, our ethically sourced, human-grade bone selections are meticulously sourced to ensure unparalleled quality for your pets.

To discover the details of our ethical sourcing practices and the origins of each of our proteins, click here to learn more.

Ethically sourced and human grade raw bone protein options from red dog blue kat

Bone Safety Checklist

While we wholeheartedly support the joy of chewing, safety is our utmost priority. Before introducing any new foods into your pet's diet, it's essential to consult with a veterinarian. Additionally, be sure to review the RDBK Bone Safety Checklist to ensure you're well-prepared with the necessary safety measures and feeding guidelines.


Performing the Heimlich Maneuver on Dogs

Watch as RDBK's Vet Nutrition Advisor, Dr. Jules Mantler, shows us step-by-step how to effectively perform the Heimlich Maneuver on your choking dog or cat - it can save their life in an emergency.




 

At Red Dog Blue Kat, we're passionate about your dogs' happiness and health, and we believe that joyful bone chewing plays a big part in that. Our revamped raw bones for dogs and cats are all about ensuring those tail-wagging, purr-inducing moments.

Our newest addition, the Bone Selector Quiz, makes choosing the perfect bone a breeze, but remember, while we want your pets to have a blast, safety is paramount. Always keep an eye on them while they enjoy their bones, and follow the quiz's recommendations for the right size and type. Excited about our new RDBK Raw bone pup-grade? Feel free to share your thoughts with us on social media @redodgbluekat or leave a comment down below. We'd love to hear from you! 🐾

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