Elk Knuckles (sourced from Alberta) are a rich and tasty bone that’s suitable for small and medium dogs, or larger pets that are gentle chewers. *Please note that knuckles come from the heads of the femur bone, and there is a large piece and a small piece. If you have a preference please let us know in the notes at checkout, or you will receive a random assortment.
Knuckle bones are a great starter bone and are usually our go-to recommendation for pups trying their first raw bone. Their large size prevents them from being swallowed or crushed into small pieces, and the rounded shape helps to teach dogs how to properly chew. For more information on feeding your dog raw bones, check out our blog post!
Elk Knuckles are recreational chews, which means that the bone itself is not considered edible. We recommend removing the bone after your dog has stripped away any meat and sinew and consumed all of the marrow. You may allow your pet to gnaw on the cleaned bone if they are gentle chewers (and their mouth is small enough that they don’t risk swallowing the bone), but it is best to remove the bone after a day or two once it’s dried out.
Pro tip: Don’t want to throw away the leftover bone? Save them in your freezer and make a batch of bone broth for your pet!
IMPORTANT: True Carnivores recommends that you are present during the feeding of all bones to ensure your dog’s safety. Always choose an appropriately sized bone (when in doubt, the bigger the better) to avoid the chance of your dog swallowing too large of a piece. Otherwise, have fun with it! Bones are an important part of any dog’s raw food diet for beautiful teeth, fresher breath, and something rewarding to pass the time. Your dog will surely have a bone to pick with you if you leave these out!