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Raw Beef Ribeye Bones:

Absolutely used under direct supervision. Absolutely not for dogs that can crush or chew the whole thing.

But when you've run out of options for the hundred-year-old-non-anesthesia-candidate for a chance to scrapey-exercise it's teeth:

The "bone secret weapon" for some small dogs is the "RibEye" bone.
There's a cut of meat called the "Bone In Rib Eye" and it's just a ribeye steak with the bone left in. And that's a "kind of thin" rib bone.
Any dog over 10 pounds could crunch it right up and bust it's guts. So that's NOT for dogs over 5-10 pounds.
But if you cut the bone out BEFORE it's cooked and salt the heck out of it, and put it in the freezer --
Then offer that rib eye bone frozen / salted out of the freezer under supervision - away from other dogs, you MIGHT just get your dog to chew a bone and benefit from scrapey dental exercise.
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Great Additional Resources:

RibEye Bones Document

Bones Document Overview

Bones Illustrated Explainer

The best dental exercise.
Single Knucklebones are good when you don't know if the dog is gonna want to chew one. I buy several knucklebones at a time and it's a little cheaper most of the time.
Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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