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22-04-2016 07:25 PM
LHR_Tim That's doggie a heaven sort of bone.
22-04-2016 06:35 PM
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22-04-2016 04:11 PM
ScopwickShadow So I gave him his first bone yesterday after his dinner. Took him a while to figure out what to do with it but was soon nibbling away at all the gunky gooey stuff on it (bork!).

Made me laugh though because he doesn't lie down with it like any other bones, just kind of stands around it with his neck stretched out trying to eat it.

I did take some pictures but they are on my phone so will upload when I get round to it. The bones to me look like some sort of socket/ball type thing? I was told they are not weight bearing but look a lot like leg joints or something to me...
22-04-2016 03:54 PM
PhilG
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So I do reduce his food portion and keep an eye on number twos but he loves it (so much so, I'm now struggling to get him to eat his kibble....but that's for another thread!)
Haha! What would you prefer? - Chicken nuggets and smiley faces or fillet steak, dauphinoise potatoes, and some nice fresh vegetables everyday?
22-04-2016 01:59 PM
Katelou1980 Just to add to this...when we were switching Monty to MWH a while ago, Phil G mentioned feeding raw to me then. Although we haven't completely switched he does now have a bone a day more or less.

He gets 130g kibble for brekkie, biscuit for lunch post walk, and 130g at 5ish for tea. When we have our supper, out comes the bone as Monty doesn't yet have great table manners so we're still on the 'distract' method.

Monty's variety includes (all raw, all frozen straight from the freezer); chicken wings, legs, thighs, beef ribs (morrisons do beef bones packaged from butchers counter), pork ribs, oxtails, duck necks (frozen from pet shop). I have given Monty a pigs trotter which randomly our garden centre do but as Phil G said, it made him very constipated so if I give him a trotter, I never let him have it all in one sitting.

Monty will also have a marrowbone in the day sometimes if I'm on a telco with work and he's getting itchy for company.

So I do reduce his food portion and keep an eye on number twos but he loves it (so much so, I'm now struggling to get him to eat his kibble....but that's for another thread!)
21-04-2016 10:20 PM
skealawrie Oh interesting. ..thanks for that!

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21-04-2016 09:59 PM
PhilG
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This is good advice...but I am confused about the mention of chicken when is it safe to give chicken bones? I thought they were to be avoided at all costs but have now read a couple of trails that have talked about giving chicken bones.
Please can anyone give advice on when chicken bones are safe?
Ali

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Chicken bones are fine as long as raw, it's when they're cooked they become brittle and can splinter so never give them cooked chicken bones. Forgot to mention above, but mine love a good chicken carcass, cheap as chips and good to use up all that waste us humans leave (raw still obviously!).
21-04-2016 09:54 PM
PhilG
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If i were to give him one with a fair amount of meat on, would you suggest cutting down his tea a little bit?

We're going to trial one this evening so dont want to overload him with food!
He's still young isn't he, so wouldn't worry too much about a bit extra if it's only once or twice a week. After all, we all eat a bit much sometimes don't we!?
21-04-2016 09:39 PM
skealawrie This is good advice...but I am confused about the mention of chicken when is it safe to give chicken bones? I thought they were to be avoided at all costs but have now read a couple of trails that have talked about giving chicken bones.
Please can anyone give advice on when chicken bones are safe?
Ali

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21-04-2016 05:50 PM
ScopwickShadow
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Yes, I feed raw bones as my 2 are raw fed! Depending on size you might want to just give them as a recreational bone, something to chew on for a while and strip all the meat off but not fully consume?

Bones my lot eat fully - Chicken - leg, wing, neck. Lamb - breast, rib, neck. Beef - rib. Pork - rib, trotter, tail.

Anything bigger I give as recreational only, and take it off them after an hour or so. You can keep them and give again if you wish.

You can keep them in the freezer of fridge, which ever you fancy, but if you've been given a lot then maybe put some in the freezer and just get out one a week? One thing to keep an eye on though is poo, too much bone can cause constipation, if eating the whole thing then about 20% of their daily allowance should be bone.

And the big bonus is your dog will love you for giving them!
I dont think he could fully eat these ones by the looks of them, and I only really got them for recreational purposes to replace the natural rawhide we have been giving (it's quite pricey for the 'decent' stuff) so wasn't planning on him eating it whole like chicken wings etc although it may be something to consider in the future!

If i were to give him one with a fair amount of meat on, would you suggest cutting down his tea a little bit?

We're going to trial one this evening so dont want to overload him with food!
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