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|10-13-2010, 01:32 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Raw meaty bones?
When I went to the pet deli they were talking about raw meaty bones? does anyone use these and do you use the big bones that they sell? Primal has chicken necks, turkey necks, chicken wings and chicken backs...but I would be worried they would choke... i also saw another type of bone that the lady said you can give to the pups to chew on and then when they get all the meat out put something like peanut butter inside...
Any thoughts on this...
|10-13-2010, 04:41 AM||#2|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cape town, South Africa
Raw bones don't pose a choking hazard because they are soft and pliable - my 4lbs yorkie loves to chew on them. Cooked bone is very dangerous to your pet, but raw bone is incredible good for his bones (calcium) and his teeth (chewing exercise & calcium).
You've mentioned some of these, but here is a list of the raw meaty bones my BARF supplier has. These are obviously safe to eat. Chicken necks, Chicken Carcasses, Chicken Wings, Chicken Drumsticks, Chicken Thighs, Whole free-range chickens, Turkey Drumsticks, Beef Bones (large) and Whole Pilchards.
I've fed my yorkies the wings, necks and beef bones. I still want to try the bigger bones to see how they do. Raw bones are so natural, we love them
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|10-13-2010, 07:41 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Yes, they are a choking hazard. Anything that can be chewed off in the right size and swallowed has the potential to be a choking hazard, in my opinion. For that matter, kibble is a choking hazard too, though...and we've seen that here at YT.
Raw bones are less brittle than cooked bones (which should never be given) and less likely to splinter and create shards. However, that does not mean they are 100% safe...just like no 'chew' is truly safe.
You can either get consumable bones (the kind where they can eat the meat and the bone, entirely) or non-consumable bones (where the bones are too big for them, and they instead can only get the meat off).
The clerk you talked to may have been talking about marrow bones. Like a femur bone or something. These are large bones that come with the marrow (usually) still inside (the marrow is like a very thick paste). Marrow is VERY, very fatty - so it's usually best to remove the marrow, imo. Or leave very, very little of it...just for taste/smell. Then later, you can put peanut butter inside .
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