Why Dogs Chew Bones – Yes, There Is A Good Reason

New research sheds light on the early developments of the dog’s humble jaw bone:

‘The only way that dogs roaming the open plains could snatch very large prey from a herd was to work together.

“And after many generations of this grouping behaviour, there are new selective pressures on their [skull shape],” said the researcher.

This pressure meant that animals with larger teeth and stronger jaws were more likely to succeed in hunting, and to survive to pass on their large-toothed, strong-jawed genes to the next generation.’

Still, in my practice I see a lot of dogs with broken teeth due to bone chewing.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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