I have a 10 year old yellow lab who enjoys a good bone every now and then. I usually give him raw beef marrow bones from the freezer but I have found he can chew through them within ten minutes. The few smoked marrow bones I have purchased for him have lasted significantly longer. Now that I have my own smoker I am interested in making him some special treats right here at home.
I know over cooking them can leave them brittle and cause intestinal blockage which I would obviously like to avoid. The few smoked marrow bones I have purchased also have a thicker coat of meat along the outside of the bone which should help more smoke stick to it and ultimately make it harder to chew through.
Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Would it be better to smoke them under 200 to prevent making the bones brittle?
Charlie (my dog), anxiously awaits replies