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Old 21-08-2016, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quick Sunday afternoon question. I think someone on here has fed their lab these good boy calcium filled bones. We got one for Monty to keep him busy while we did some decorating. He is loving it but the bone around the edges are disintegrating and he's eating these bits and wearing the bone down.

I can't see if the bone was cooked or not.

Have other dogs chewed the bones and is it ok to let them do so?

(He does seem to be enjoying it )
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Old 21-08-2016, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Gemma says "who just said that!" "did someone say good boy calcium bone?!!" Where, where. Must have.

Probably us you heard it from. Can only comment on personal experience but I'm more than happy for her to consume the bone.
Or what she can, some are too thick to crunch away so it's more gnawing than anything else.

Doesn't seem to cause her any harm at all. Makes her poops paler, drier and harder. So easy to pick up, and must be giving her anal glands a good emptying too.
I'd hazard a guess that those who raw feed are very familiar with paler, harder poopies. Hope you've not eaten recently

Probably wouldn't be healthy for her poops to be like that all the time, could border on constipation maybe, but as a once every couple of weeks thing I don't see any harm.

Are they safe, I think so, they haven't caused us any problems, only good things.
Obviously take care to supervise and see how he is with them. Could be a choking risk if he tried to swallow a big chunk. I've noticed Gemma is very good and even if she nibbles off a big chunk, she will drop it and give it a good crunch before knocking it down.

I'm not sure if they are cooked or not, but given they have a huge shelf life, and there are no rements of connective tissue or where they came from, they've obviously been processed one way or another.

My guess would be that they are sterilised under heat and pressure to clean them up and presumably cooked to some degree at the same time.

Did you go for the standard size or jumbo? On some regular ones with a bone that is thin she has been known to demolish the whole thing! Jumbo's tend to be thicker bone and give her much more of a challenge, which is good for me as they last longer and can then get refilled with all sorts of yummy goodies.
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Brilliant, thanks John. Yes I think it probably was you! I don't quite know if we got jumbo or normal but he's not been able to eat more than the top bit. Like Gemma, he gnawed then chewed rather than gobbled it all up so it's taken some time!

We do a bit of raw feeding (Monty has some ribs or chicken wings and smaller dinner) so very familiar with paler poops! It's a good watch so I'll perhaps make sure his additional raw bone is more meat than bone to avoid constipation.

It's certainly given him a good work out and he managed to let us do the decorating we required with minimal fuss. 'Good buy' Monty!
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Now snoozing next to his prize!
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If you paid 1.50-2.00 it was probably the standard size. If you paid 2.50-3.00 probably the jumbo. I haven't tried every supermarket going, we all have our preferences, but Sainsburys have a range of the std ones. Ocado is the only place I've seen the jumbos.

Pleased to hear he enjoyed it! Did he do the thing where he used his paws like hands to hold it upright? Its so cute.

All our dog visitors have sniffed it out and help themselves to a nibble! Gemma is such a softy she doesn't protest. It said though that females are less protective of their resources, a male might get hump on I dunno!
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Now snoozing next to his prize!
It's tiring work don't you know!
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We got it from Sainsburys but Jumbo ones sound good as a way to pass the time!

He did indeed eat it holding between his little paws. So cute! Although he stopped everytime I pointed the camera at him and came wagging over to me.

Nice one Gemma on the sharing front: we've only had one doggie visitor since we got Monty (not many people we know have dogs!) and although he shared his toys, our guest kept running around with them in front of Monty much in the manner of 'ner ner ner nerrrrrr ner, I got your toyyyyyy!'. Haha.
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Graham also gnawes away at the bone and all it does is make his poos white! Never seen any large pieces so it must be quite easily broken down by their tummies
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Personally I wouldn't give mine those filled bones, they are filled with absolute rubbish - cereal and meat derivatives (in other words all the crap!). It would be better to get a marrowbone from the butchers and then when they have got all the marrow out, fill it with decent stuff, like some good quality wet food.

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Well, it's only an occaisonal treat and not a primary food source. And by weight, there's very little filling really. Convenient to store, and I always refill them with better stuff after. They are also carpet friendly!

I don't mind a bit of junk as long as we recognise that's what it is, and in moderation,
Bit like the Big Mac I had for lunch

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