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Old 26-11-2015, 05:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Always watch a dog with a bone -- shards can occur.

On the strength of this I thought I'd pop into the butchers on my way home as I finished early and was shocked when he tried to charge me 2.00 for a marrow bone!!!! That's a new development!!
Apparently now marrow bone is a delicacy and also our East European friends have a liking to it; they've decided to charge! For a former waste product!

Swines.

Two for 1.89 in the supermarket!!
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Old 26-11-2015, 06:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Probably more a function of our MasterChef friends doing fried bone marrow - with a jus.
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Old 26-11-2015, 07:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Don't talk to me about bones. Currently 100 Euros lighter.

George got bunged up. Our neighbor very kindly got some marrow bones from the butcher and I gave them to the boys. The one I gave George had the cartilage and he's been bunged up the last serveral days. Took him to the vet Tuesday given laxative and anitbiotics. Still no movement today and poor boy spent nearly an hour trying to go. So back to the vets. Other half did talk them out of an Xray as we knew the outcome would be the same - wooshy-dooshy up the watoosy.

Hoping for normal poo tomorrow.
Poor George . Sending him some good poo vibes for tomorrow
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Old 26-11-2015, 07:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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They can break bits off but unless the bone is damaged they tend to be small bits.

Ribs are good but they do get smaller as they get chewed so at some point you need to take them away.

Dried chickens feet are a real favourite of Mason. More of a treat though as they only last a few minutes. They do keep his teeth clean though.

I did try raw chicken wings which again Mason loved but I did feel he gulped them down so I've not given them to him since.

So I would say for treats you can't beat dried chicken feet. For a cross between recreational/food then ribs are good.

For purely chewing on then you can't beat marrow bones either knuckles or shin.

Finally I know I don't need to tell you but always be close by when you give them bones of any type.
Thanks for the advice . I've never seen dried chicken feet before so I'll have a look at those . May have to clear my internet search history once I have though

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Old 26-11-2015, 07:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'll save you a bit of embarassment, but on Amazon for 30/200 feet.

That said, my Dim Sum trolley motto: No Feet. No Beaks.

Update to add: Seems the raw folks love to give them. You can get fresh and freeze and give straight from the freezer.

Oh and regarding the wings: Yes they do woof them down. But that is how dogs are designed: Get the food in quick where it does some good. If you sat around leisurely noshing on a chicken wing another dog (usually Alfie) would swoop in and take it.
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And for those concerned about joints: Fresh feet have loads of glucosamine ;-)
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Old 27-11-2015, 02:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The feet I buy are 20 for 2Kg which gives you around 200.

If you search on Amazon for Hollings Natural Chicken feet you'll find them.

They are a bit greasy and have a slight wiff but nothing too bad. Mason loves them.

You can also get puffed chickens feet which are whiter and non greasy/smelly but Mason was not quite so keen on those.

Pets at home do a 200g pack for 4.99 if you wanted to try them before buying in bulk.
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Old 27-11-2015, 07:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks I'll have a try . I'm not too bothered about the smell . They have the occasional meal of tripe and with two dogs and three males living in my house I'm pretty much immune these days

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