Gemma says "who just said that!" "did someone say good boy calcium bone?!!" Where, where. Must have.
Probably us you heard it from. Can only comment on personal experience but I'm more than happy for her to consume the bone.
Or what she can, some are too thick to crunch away so it's more gnawing than anything else.
Doesn't seem to cause her any harm at all. Makes her poops paler, drier and harder. So easy to pick up, and must be giving her anal glands a good emptying too.
I'd hazard a guess that those who raw feed are very familiar with paler, harder poopies. Hope you've not eaten recently
Probably wouldn't be healthy for her poops to be like that all the time, could border on constipation maybe, but as a once every couple of weeks thing I don't see any harm.
Are they safe, I think so, they haven't caused us any problems, only good things.
Obviously take care to supervise and see how he is with them. Could be a choking risk if he tried to swallow a big chunk. I've noticed Gemma is very good and even if she nibbles off a big chunk, she will drop it and give it a good crunch before knocking it down.
I'm not sure if they are cooked or not, but given they have a huge shelf life, and there are no rements of connective tissue or where they came from, they've obviously been processed one way or another.
My guess would be that they are sterilised under heat and pressure to clean them up and presumably cooked to some degree at the same time.
Did you go for the standard size or jumbo? On some regular ones with a bone that is thin she has been known to demolish the whole thing! Jumbo's tend to be thicker bone and give her much more of a challenge, which is good for me as they last longer and can then get refilled with all sorts of yummy goodies.