“If a dog’s prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky” – Turkish Proverb
It comes as no surprise that dogs absolutely love bones. A chewable, tasty treat that is so deeply ingrained into the genetic memory of dogs that it is quite literally the original chew toy. Raw bones have played a meaningful role in the life and evolution of the canine species since the beginning, and turns out, bones and the marrow they contain can do a lot more for your dog than hold their attention. Raw bones, especially from grass fed and finished cattle, can provide an incredible health boost for your dog.
Before we explore some of the benefits of giving your dog a raw bone marrow treat, it is important to remember that you should never give your dog cooked bones. Whether you’ve barbecued them, roasted them, or boiled them, a bone that has been heated has been cooked–and that means you do not want to give it to your dog as a chew. Cooked bones can splinter and cause health complications.
On the other hand, raw marrow bones like those offered at Acabonac Pet are just as canines have found them in the wild for millennia and can serve as a special nutritious treat for your dog.
Bone marrow is a type of spongy tissue in the center of bones. This tissue is filled with vital nutrients that can support your dog’s health. Bone marrow contains several health-promoting compounds including collagen, conjugated linoleic acid, glycine, and glucosamine. From supporting joints to promoting a beautiful coat of fur, raw bone marrow treats can be considered a superfood for dogs.
The marrow found in raw bones can help reduce inflammation as well which holistically affects all aspects of your dog’s health. Inflammation is the root cause for many illnesses and diseases. Although short-term inflammation acts as an initial health defense for your dog, chronic inflammation is thought to contribute to conditions like heart disease, joint pain, and even cancer. Glycine, a type of protein found in bone marrow, has shown powerful anti-inflammatory properties in multiple studies.
Marrow bones are also chock-full of healthy monosaturated fats that your dog needs to consume for proper bodily function. Monounsaturated fats are good for health in several ways. First, they can help lower LDL cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a waxy, sticky substance that can cause clogged, or blocked, arteries. Keeping LDL levels low reduces the risk for heart disease. Monounsaturated fats also play a critical role in developing and maintaining cell health.
Real Bones, Real Nutrition
If you’re looking to treat your dog to the original nutritious chew toy enjoyed by their ancestors for thousands of years, consider adding a raw marrow bone to your shopping cart at Acabonac Pet. Acabonac Pet marrow bones are from 100% grass fed and finished cattle raised on Long Island, New York. That means that your dog will be able to enjoy the most natural, unprocessed, and nutritious marrow treat available. No pre-soaking, no flavor infusion, and absolutely no subtherapeutic antibiotics or hormones.