BENEFITS OF CHICKEN FEET FOR DOGS
Chicken feet are rich in protein, glucosamine and chondroitin. Both glucosamine and chondroitin are building blocks of cartilage and connective tissue.
Unlike cooked chicken bones, dehydrated (dried) chicken feet are considered safe as their texture is brittle: when chewed, they will crush.
In contrast, cooked chicken bones are turned into hard, glass like structures because of the high cooking temperatures., Cooked bones break into sharp and pointy splinters when chewed, and these splinters can cause serious injuries.
Besides some tiny bones, chicken feet consist mainly of skin, connective tissue and cartilage.
Glucosamine has natural anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent dietary addition for pets with joint pain or stiffness. Supplementing with glucosamine can help improve mobility and range of motion, and slow the aging process in your dog’s joints. Based on studies, each chicken foot has about 400 mg of glucosamine, making them one of the cheapest and best natural sources of arthritis treatment for dogs.(Ref)
Like any food or dog treat, if your pet does not chew food up properly before eating it, there is always a choking hazard. Please feed your pet under supervision.