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Old 13-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When you give your dogs Bones from the butches do they eat all of the bone or what??? I have Harry one the other day he just had the Marrow out of the middle and cleaned all the bone, so now I have just the bone around somwhere, then a few days later he had another bone that wasnt a marrow one and hes comleatly eaten it.

Also how offten is ok to give them bones???
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Old 13-02-2012, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Like you i have found that if you can see the marrow then the dog will normally just clean the bone and eat the marrow. If there is a hip joint she may have a go at that too.

With softer bones like a lamb rack of ribs she will normally split then eat the whole thing.

I usually give bones twice a week so that I can clean the house in peace. She's getting faster and faster with them though.
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I tried to give Seb a bone for the first time about two weeks ago.

I went to the butchers and he gave me some rib bones. I gave him one and he absolutely loved it and ate the whole thing in one go.

At 3am the next morning I was woken by barking and when I went downstairs and opened his cage he darted to the back door. I let him out and he had diarrhea which continued for 2 days 8O

He has not had a bone since
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I give my dogs bones daily, but not marrowbones. The marrow in marrowbones is very fatty and can cause an upset tummy. I feed chicken carcasses and lamb ribs as part of their daily diet. If they do get a marrowbone it is as a treat and I only let them have it for half an hour at a time and stick it back in the freezer. Too many bones can cause constipation!!
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I feed bones pretty much daily too. Mostly chicken carcasses which the dogs devour in minutes. Lamb bones and beef ribs don't last long either. I never feed pork bones, as they seem to upset my girls stomachs, although I don't really know why. And if they have the big marrow bones, I scrape out the marrow and use it to cook my roast potatoes instead . They don't eat much of the big marrow bones though, as they are so hard.
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Zak and Brodie are raw fed so have bones daily, carcasses, ribs, ckicken wings. They both go potty for a pigs trotter, in fact I've just picked half eaten trotter up off my kitchen floor :roll: we've just had a power cut so we were in darkness, Brodie must have thought he'd be able to get away with eating it inside [-X [-X [-X
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I'm curious about this, I'd like to give Nuffin more bones but am worried about which sort. I see here people are giving their dogs all sorts of bones (even chicken!).

Just so I'm clear then, is it ok to give him any bone that hasn't been cooked? Do you just go into the butchers and ask for bones for the dog? I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to doing such things and would just like to know what you ask for!
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Just so I'm clear then, is it ok to give him any bone that hasn't been cooked? Do you just go into the butchers and ask for bones for the dog?
I have found that if I give Bella the roasted bones you get from the pet shop it gives her the runs. I have started giving them bones from the butcher and I get beef bones ... whatever they have in stock! Lamb ribs gave Bella the runs as well :roll:

Just go and ask for bones for the dogs from your butcher :wink: You sound like me though so when I initially started asking for dog bones, I used to buy something else at the same time. Now they know me, I normally just get bones and liver for the dogs
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I have been to a couple of butchers by me to ask for some bits and bobs for the dog and they said ooohhh no I wouldn't give dogs bones I give mine kibble !! I was like your a butcher ?? was most weird I thought.

Started mine on a chicken wing, which are really too small for her but she is sensible and takes them quite nicely. She has the big quarters now. First time I made sure I was in and watched her like a hawk thinking raw chicken was bound to upset her. It didn't of course and she can eat pretty much any RAW meat or bone without having a problem. Problem comes when family give her treats from pets stores! She has water out of her bottie then :roll: as long as its not on the kitchen floor :wink: She has turkey, beef, lamb shanks everything, she eats better than me but I don't mind 8)

Kalli - I know how you feel about going to the butchers, I was the same, so try supermarkets first. They have them prepacked and you don't have to ask anyone once Nuffin gets into them you'll feel better asking butchers for what you want
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I'm curious about this, I'd like to give Nuffin more bones but am worried about which sort. I see here people are giving their dogs all sorts of bones (even chicken!).

Just so I'm clear then, is it ok to give him any bone that hasn't been cooked? Do you just go into the butchers and ask for bones for the dog? I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to doing such things and would just like to know what you ask for!
If your dog is new to raw, I personally would veer away from anything weight bearing, that includes chicken legs, as the bones are that bit denser and more difficult to deal with. Chicken wings/necks or backs are ideal for dogs new to raw, the bones are small and soft, and easy for them to crunch through. Although dogs don't need to chew they can choke or get bones lodged so it's important that they learn to deal with bones, and chewing does actually release endorphins so it's a nice thing for them to do.
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