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Raw meaty bones - yes or no??

Discussion in 'BARF, Raw & Natural Diets' started by Abby's Dad, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Ania

    Ania Forums Enthusiast

    Oct 28, 2008
    Mine eat FAST. Their favourite is chichen necks by far. To slow them down, if I want, I hold it and make them chew it (but warning: if you do this, you might loose a finger or two! :lol:) I almost never hold it or slow them down - they are fine with gulping it down. I've never had an issue. I find chichen/turkey bones easily digestable for dogs and they do well with them due to the high amount of bone (the bone makes their stool hard) I would not feed kibble in the same meal as the two are digested at different rates. Transition slowly - give one 'bone' at first and see how they do. I would start with chichen or turkey necks (I started with chicken necks and wings)

    No, there is no prep work - just take it out of the package and feed! (Just watch your fingers! :lol:)
  2. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Forums Regular

    Dec 2, 2009
    Weird, I always heard to never give dogs raw bones as they can get caught up in their intestines. Maybe it was just beef bones your not supposed to give them.. :confused2:
  3. Ania

    Ania Forums Enthusiast

    Oct 28, 2008
    Nope, it's cooked bones that can splinter and damage their intestines. I give beef bones to mine, and they are ok. They cannot consume them, as they are too big and hard, but they like to chew on the knuckles and try to get the marrow out.
  4. Smudge

    Smudge Forums Sage

    Jun 2, 2009
    I read somewhere that smaller bones could get stuck in their throat. Besides the argument raw was causing between family members, that was something else that turned me away from it.

    I swear to you, I could see Smudge swallowing an entire chicken leg whole . :lol:
  5. Ania

    Ania Forums Enthusiast

    Oct 28, 2008
    Oh mine have done it! Yup, as a 10 week puppy, Chinook swallowed the enitre chichen wing whole because he was so excited and afraid that I was going to take it away from him! All I wanted was to hold it while he ate so he got used to me handling his food! He lived.
  6. romeosangiovese

    romeosangiovese Forums Enthusiast

    Sep 29, 2008
    Or they hork it right out again and take their time chewing through it in the 2nd round.

    No prep - I give straight from the packaging. I never tell butchers that the meat/bones will go to my dog because they don't seem to get that my dog eats better than I do and will give me crappy bits.

    I think a bone with less fat or skin is best coz fats and skin can be quite rich for a newbie dog and will leave you with pudding poop.

    Because the stomach of raw eating dogs are so acidic, the bones get digested and come out the other end pretty much as this yellowy powdery substance (mixed with poop generated from the other stuff it's eaten). I don't believe I've ever seen bone bits come out the rear end, but I've seen small bits get thrown up now and then. No biggie. Regurgitation is part of the digestion process - if it doesn't sit right with the dog, out it goes, then they'll work on it again!! Not a pretty sight but I've gotten used to it by now!
  7. graydawntreader

    graydawntreader Forums Enthusiast

    Mar 29, 2008
    St. Marys, GA
    Treader loves RMBs. Some of my favorites to feed him are pork ribs, chicken leg quarters, turkey thighs, etc. The best RMBs challenge the dog's mind. Kind of like a Kong in that way. The perfect RMB for Treader seems to be pig tails.
  8. Caro

    Caro Moderator

    Jan 14, 2009
    Ah yes, seconds:lol:

    I cut off the fat from the bones I give, even if its only a little bit. Mine eat the whole thing and get powdery poo too. My vet agrees with bones, in moderation, as long as they are small enough for them to chew on or the big ones are taken away after the meat is gone. He says in moderation because chewing bones can wear or chip the teeth.
  9. Toffee's Mom

    Toffee's Mom Forums Sage

    Aug 31, 2009
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    I found raw, big soup bones the best to start out with, now my favourite to feed are Beef marrow bones, pork knuckles and chicken giblets when it comes to bone stuff
  10. TulipRoxy

    TulipRoxy Forums Regular

    Jan 22, 2010
    Montreal, QC
    My girls love raw meaty bones. They get a variety of them as part of their diet, mostly chicken carcasses, pork riblets and turkey wings, as well they get beef bones for recreational chew bones. It keeps them busy, cleans their teeth and provides an excellent source of nutrition!

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