Here’s an inexpensive treat you can give to your dog, instead of those expensive store-bought chew-bones.
We have a black labrador called “Sasha”. Our vet calls her “wild thing” because she is an exuberant puppy. My husband brings her inside the house, but she is on a leash which is afixed to the couch leg and that works very well. We also have cats!
However, we have noticed how expensive those chew bones are for dogs. Unbelievable – $6.00 and up, and for one bone! Geez-louise!! I am not a cheap person by any means. But, I don’t like to pay $50.00 for a candy bar! It is insulting! Hence, I came up with this little idea.
I baked a ham the other day and found myself with two ham bones. So I put them in zippered plastic bags in my freezer. Since Sasha loves ice cubes, I just gave her a frozen ham bone, with some meat still left on it. She loves it! It’s also kept “Wild Thing” occupied for over three hours! And because it was frozen, there was no mess. She cleaned everything up nicely!
Another idea for a dog treat is beef ribs.
I bought a discounted rack of beef ribs in my local Walmart. I baked them in the oven and, after they were cooled down, I put each rib in a frozen zipper bag and put it in the freezer. Now, Sasha has frozen beef ribs as a treat! I paid $4 something for the entire rack of 7 ribs, which dollar-cost-average to about 57 cents per rib! Compare that to the $6 for a store-bought chew bone! And, Sasha just loves her home-made “chew bones”.
Obviously, you have to be careful what kind of bones you give your dog. You must stay away from small bones that come from poultry and fish.