Raw edible bones are an important part of a balanced raw diet. These bones should take up roughly 10-15% of your dogs food. There are nutritional bones and recreational bones.
Recreational bones, that are chewed but never fully ingested, can be great for dental health and mental stimulation. These are generally weight bearing bones from larger grazing animals like cows, venison, and ox. If your dog is gentle chewer and does not gulp their food, these bones can be great stimulation. If your dog is an aggressive chewer, these bones can cause fractures to their teeth and jaw so supervision is necessary and bones must be removed if needed.
Nutritional bones or raw meaty bones are edible and are often covered in muscle meat and connective tissue. They are soft enough to be eaten entirely without causing any damage to your dog. Contrary to popular belief, these bones only splinter once cooked. Bones provide calcium, phosphorus, and other essential nutrients which are vital to your dog's health. Bones also help firm up your dog's stool. The best bones to feed your dog are hollow and soft such as wings, ribs, tails, necks, feet, and backs.