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Bone Marrow Dog Bones FAQ (+ Our Favorite Marrow Bones)

Bone Marrow Dog Bones FAQ (+ Our Favorite Marrow Bones)

Bone marrow dog bones are an all-time favorite treat! Best of all, they're filled with healthy nutrients for dogs. In this article, we're going to answer common questions about marrow-filled bones, including what they are, their benefits, and the best marrow bones for dogs.

dog with bone marrow dog bone

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What are bone marrow dog bones?

Beef marrow dog bones are bones filled with marrow from cattle. Marrow is a nutrient-rich tissue, and beef marrow is filled with collagen, iron, vitamin B12, and other excellent nutrients.

Most dogs love the slightly sweet flavor of beef marrow, which also has a smooth texture.

Bone marrow dog bones are also great because you can fill the hollow bone with another tasty treat once the marrow is gone.

Are bone marrow bones good for dogs? 

Bone marrow is very good for dogs. In fact, marrow offers many benefits from its various nutrients.

Collagen, the body's most abundant protein, is found in beef marrow and helps enhance skin and coat health, relieve joint pain, and support digestive health.

Collagen is especially good for senior dogs who may have mobility issues.

Iron and Vitamin B12 are also helpful for keeping dogs energized and healthy.

Another reason marrow bones are great is that gnawing on chews helps with dental health by minimizing plaque and tartar buildup. And all-natural beef marrow dog bones (like the ones we'll share below) don't contain any bacteria that can negatively affect a dog's dental health. 

dog getting a dog bone

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Do marrow bones splinter?

No, marrow bones don't splinter. Because marrow dog bones are durable, there's no concern about splintering. They're safe, don't break off, and beef marrow is easily digested.

Can marrow bones hurt dogs?

No, marrow bones are entirely safe and healthy for dogs! 

As we mentioned, bone marrow dog bones are filled with nutrients that are great for dogs' health. Marrow bones are also durable enough that they don't break off and pose a choking hazard but are not too hard to damage your pup's teeth. 

Can puppies have marrow dog bones?

Puppies can have marrow dog bones once their adult teeth have grown in, usually between 6 and 8 months old. Otherwise, their teeth can be damaged, or the sharp puppy teeth can break pieces off the bone, causing a choking hazard.

dog with bone marrow dog bones


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How often should I give my a dog marrow bone?

You can offer bone marrow dog bones every few days or less. Because beef marrow bones are safe and healthy, it's okay for your pup to enjoy them often. In between chew sessions, you can freeze them, so they stay fresh for next time.

Like with any treat, you should follow to 90/10 rule with marrow bones. This means their treat should only make up about 10% of their daily caloric intake. The other 90% of their daily calories should come from pet food. 

How long should I let my dog chew on a marrow bone? 

Because marrow bones are safe and healthy, dogs can enjoy them for a while. That said, most animal experts recommend offering a bone for up to 20 minutes before taking a break. Dogs have powerful jaws and often forget to stop and take a break!

Can I give my dog a marrow bones everyday? 

Usually, vets recommend having a few days between chew sessions. That said, many pet owners safely offer bones every day for shorter sessions, say 5-10 minutes.

The best rule of thumb is to ask your vet if every day is okay. Otherwise, stick to offering your pup their bone every few days

What can I replace marrow with when it's gone?

One reason bone marrow dog bones are so great is because you can fill them with another tasty treat once the marrow is gone. 

Peanut butter, greek yogurt, pumpkin, cut fruit, and vegetables are all great for stuffing bones. You can even mix a few ingredients, stuff the bone, then freeze it before giving it to your pup.

dog with a bone marrow dog bone

What are the best bone marrow dog bones?

K9 Connoisseur marrow-filled dog bones are the perfect treat for dogs! Pet parents love K9 Connoisseur dog bones because they're:

  • single-ingredient, made from only free-range, grass-fed cattle. 
  • all-natural, with no preservatives, artificial flavors, or other additives.
  • locally sourced and made in the United States.
  • durable and safe for dogs.
  • long-lasting with a shelf-life of up to two years.
  • individually wrapped for guaranteed freshness.
  • odor-free, so it's okay if your pup gnaws on it while cuddled up with you!
  • versatile – great for relieving anxiety, beating boredom, or just because.
  • delicious! Just about any dog with drool over bone marrow bones!
  • perfect for all dogs, even aggressive chewers and they come in various sizes.

The Best K9 Connoisseur Bone Marrow Dog Bones

Here's a list of the best K9 Connoisseur marrow-filled dog bones, with something for every size dog! They're all healthy, delicious, and filled with nutritious beef bone marrow.

Bone Marrow Dog Bones: Conclusion

We hope we answered all your questions about bone marrow dog bones and you found the perfect treat for your pup. Marrow bones are a wonderful, healthy, and tasty treat for dogs. They're safe and filled with nutrients, and dogs love them!

Have more questions? Feel free to contact K9 Connoisseur. We'd be happy to hear from you!