Rabbit heads are a nutritious source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. They contain more protein than both beef and chicken, as well as iron, phosphorus, potassium, and B-vitamins. In addition to calcium, raw animal heads include eyeballs and brains which have nutritional benefits all on their own., and the fur provides a source of dietary fibre.
Feeding unique chews such as a rabbit head is a great way to keep your pet mentally stimulated, as this is a much more interactive and challenging chew than something like a femur or bully stick. It is also a great way to maintain good dental health, as the muscle tissues act as a floss while your pet rips and chews at the meat left on the bone.
Please keep the following tips in mind:
- It’s recommended to choose bones larger than your pet’s mouth capacity to avoid choking. Otherwise, know your dog is a chewer not a gulper
- Always supervise your pet while chewing on bones.
- Never feed cooked bones
- Excessive force or prolonged chewing can cause unwanted wear or cracking of your dog’s teeth
- Keep frozen and throw away bone when your dog has chewed down to the brittle part of the bone, as splinters can occur. Refrigerate leftovers or discard within 1 hour.
- Do not allow your dog to chew the bone down to small pieces he can swallow.
- Wash hands and all contact surfaces with soap and hot water.