Bones play an important role in your pet’s raw diet, providing minerals, including calcium and phosphorus in the right balance.  These two minerals are especially important for growing puppies and lactating females.  Minerals from raw ( never cooked !) bones are far superior to those in supplement form.  Bone Marrow contains copper and iron, which are vital to the production of blood.  Bones also provide high quality protein, fat soluble vitamins, and fatty acids.
Raw meaty bones should include meat, tendons and cartilage.  They can be fully consumed.
Recreational bones are not generally a part of the pet’s diet, but they do provide a great workout for the jaw, as well as dental cleaning, and a great feeling of satisfaction!
Always supervise your pet with bones and give appropriate sized bones for your dog or cat.