Give your dog a bone. It is a very old saying, but so important. Did you know that giving a dog a raw marrow bone, or really anything they can spend a lot of time gnawing on, such as pigs ear, trachea or a chunk of meat about the size of the dogs head, is extremely beneficial for them. Not only does it keep their teeth, gums and jaws healthy, it keeps their brains healthy too. Biting and carrying toys is also very healthy and grounding for your dog.
According to Dr. Patricia Jordan DVM :
“Dogs who don’t get to bite, their mastication muscle is unable to produce the neurotransmitters needed to have a level head. Then you have behavioral problems in these dogs. They HAVE to bite.”
So many dogs are put down every year for behavioral issues. Do your dog, and yourself, a favor and give your dog a bone.