Beef knuckle bones are classified as joint bones. Generally quite large, they contain something other bones usually donʻt; connective tendon. Served frozen, the dog will amost immediately find that tendon and lick and chew and lick and chew. Dogs rarely get tongue or jaw exercise to knuckle bones are the best of the best.
Giving your dog a bone can be beneficial. Chewing helps stimulate saliva enzymes and when given AFTER meals for 10 or 15 minutes helps remove trapped food particles from the teeth. Chewing on bones also help prevent plaque buildup and gum disease especially in the back upper molars.
Bones provide minerals and other nutrients (depending upon what kind of bone) and help satiate your dog’s desire for food. Bones provide the nutrients needed to keep the skeletal system fed regenerating and adapting. Chewing on bones can also help pacify a dog’s habits such as excessive self-licking, scratching and other nervous behaviors.