Bone meal is a mixture made of ground and crushed bones. Its original or intended use is as an organic fertilizer for plants and also as animal feed. It is a rich source of calcium, phosphorus, and other trace minerals, and these ingredients make it suitable as dog food. Phosphorus helps all the nutrients to get extracted in the bloodstream, thus aiding dogs suffering with digestive disorders. Calcium is also very helpful to fulfill the calcium requirements and deficiencies in dogs. It is also seen that a little amounts of the organic version of bone meal is capable of evading diarrhea and flatulence in dogs. As a matter of fact, it used to be a major component in human dietary supplements, but after a while, it was found out that bone meal was contaminated with several toxic metals, and hence, the practice was stopped.
In most cases, it has been found that dogs are not affected on being fed bone meal. Adding it to the meal only makes it healthy. However, there are some things that you should take care of before deciding to feed your dog bone meal:
Making bone meal at home is an easy and safer option to store-bought ready-made bone meal. Use chicken or other meat bones that we generally throw away after the meat has been consumed. Dry them and grind them in a bone crusher. Chicken bones are the safest. You can make the meal using dried raw bones and also by cooking, steaming, or boiling the bones first and then grinding them. You can also boil the bones, dehydrate them, and then grind them into a powder form.