There are two types of bones - raw meaty bones and recreational bones. The main difference? A RMB is part of a meal while a recreational bone is not.
The most common recreational bones are beef knuckle bones - aka soup bones. These can be found in most grocery store meat section. They will look something like these:
Sometimes they are cut into sections (the top pictures) or whole knobs (bottom picture).
You also need to consider the dogs size as a factor as to whether a bone is a rec bone or a RMB. For example, a beef neck bone might be a RMB for my German Shepherd but for my Chinese Crested it's a rec bone:
Recreational bones are great for teething puppies and are a good way to keep your dog happily occupied for awhile. You just want to be sure the dog isn't harming their teeth with the bones.
Last Updated (Friday, 31 December 2010 11:14)