Thanks MF. I see what you are saying....bones are part of the actual meal together with meat,etc. I do not feed Cooper a raw diet so the "bone" is more of a chewing thing ... in the past I had offered him Nylabones, which he enjoyed, but a real bone was much more to his liking, specially the marrow. What I will do in the future is give him the bone so he eats the marrow and then remove the bone itself. Or maybe I will just not offer him a real bone at all. I am wondering now why did I start giving him real bones????? Again, thanks.