(Redbarn Pet) Hard bones are a natural way to clean teeth and exercise muscles. They improve the dog's dental health by giving the dog a chance to exercise gums and scrape teeth. Natural bones can be fed anytime as a snack or reward, as a substitute for chewing furniture (especially useful for teething puppies!), to occupy a dog during travel time or to help alleviate separation anxiety. They provide an enjoyable chewing experience and satisfy a dog’s natural carnivorous instincts.