In this article, you will know the answer to the query “Can Dogs Have Cooked Lamb Bones?“.
When it comes time to clean up after roasting, my kitchen looks like a bomb went off.
There’s not an inch of space on any of the work surfaces since every saucepan and roasting pan has been used.
It would be a simple place to begin clearing up the mammoth task if you gave the dog the bones straight from the joint.
However, is this the right course of action?
I will specifically discuss lamb bones in today’s article.
As we look at your dog and bones, I want to start by looking at a few fundamental rules.
As for whether a bone should be raw or cooked, the first rule is.
Should dogs eat cooked bones?
After a bone has been cooked, it becomes harder and more brittle than a raw bone, and therefore considered more dangerous to dogs.
Therefore, a cooked lamb bone will be more likely to break your dog’s teeth.
It is more likely to break into sharp pieces that get stuck in your dog’s throat or further down in their body.
So, from that standpoint alone, raw lamb bones are better for your dog than cooked ones.
There is an important point to remember here: not all raw bones from any animal are safe to feed your dog.
I will discuss another guiding principle in the next section.
The size of a lamb bone matters
When it comes to keeping our dogs as safe as possible, giving them raw bones is only part of the solution.
A bone’s size and shape are also important considerations.
We as dog owners need to make sure that any bone we give to our dogs is the right size.
Specifically, we want to ensure that the bones aren’t so small that they could choke on them.
You should chew your bones, not swallow them whole.
This depends on the size of your dog and how well he behaves at the dinner table.
When your dog chews his food and takes his time, he will be less at risk than one who inhales food instead of eating it.
I will discuss the shape of a bone in the next section after establishing that raw bones are best and that size does matter.
Why lamb chop bones aren’t ideal
Lambchop bones are typically slender with sharp edges.
When it comes to our dogs, we need to watch out for these sharp edges.
Again, these bones may pose a choking hazard.
Due to this, lamb chops aren’t a good choice of bone for many dogs, even if they are raw…
If you are getting bored with me telling you which bones aren’t ideal, then don’t worry because I’ll tell you what is the best lamb bone for your dog in the next section.
What is the perfect lamb bone for your dog?
Last but not least, when it comes to bones, you should provide your dog with weight-bearing bones from any animal, including lamb’s bones.
In my previous post, I mentioned how cooked bones tend to splinter more easily than raw bones.
In the body, weight-bearing bones such as the leg and shoulder bones are stronger and denser than other bones.
As a result, they are less likely to splinter and therefore more dog friendly.
Thus, we have returned to where we began in the article on my kitchen.
Occasionally roasting a leg of lamb will probably give your dog the perfect lamb bone.
Sadly, when the bone has been roasted, it isn’t ideal for your dog.
Taking out the leg bone before roasting doesn’t make sense for you or your family.
In part, this is due to the fact that roasted joints have more flavor when roasted on the bone.
Second, removing the bone from a leg of lamb before it is cooked is tricky and takes a lot of time.
I have tried to do it a couple of times and ended up in a real pickle!
How to debone a leg of lamb
Here is a video that shows step by step how to prepare a raw leg of lamb for your dog for those of you who are adamant they will eat it.
This video is only a minute long, and the chef who narrates it believes that deboning a leg of lamb is an easy skill to learn.
Having discussed lamb bones in quite some detail, I want to discuss another closely related issue
Can dogs eat mutton bones?
Even though lamb is more popular meat than mutton, some people still like to eat it or feed it to their dogs.
The same applies to mutton bones as it does to lamb bones.
Mutton is the meat of a sheep if you don’t know what it is.
In addition to raw mutton bones, dogs can eat shoulder and leg bones of mutton.
The perfect (slow) cooked lamb bones for your dog
The conclusion of this article will be positive.
In my opinion, deboning a lamb leg isn’t practical for many of us, so I’ll suggest a “hack”.
There is a workaround for those of you who are desperate to feed cooked lamb bones to your dog.
The safest way to do this is to make a simple, plain lamb bone broth.
Do not add all of those fancy seasonings that you might add to a bone broth that you will consume.
In order to make lamb bone broth, the cooked bones are heated in a pot of water with some vinegar for a number of hours (it can be either eight hours or twenty-four hours).
You shouldn’t add any other ingredients.
There is no need to add any seasoning or onion and garlic to your dog’s food.
The best method is to use a slow cooker, but it can also be done in a conventional oven.
As a result of boiling bones for such a long time, they begin to dissolve and release many nutrients which are beneficial for your dog.
Even though the process takes forever, it is very simple.
In this article, we break down the process into six simple steps.
If you want to read more about dog food tips, read here: Dog Food Tips and Tricks.