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Raw Bones

Post by waternight » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:10 pm

Sorry if this question has been asked before.

Has anyone even give their chow chow raw marrow bones?
I am think of giving it my chow chow and want to know if it is a good idea.

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Post by kingalls » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:19 pm

I use to pick up raw beef bones with the marrow in it. They loved it. The problem was that Mr. N didn't want to share so I don't give them anymore. They can eat from the same bowl but when it comes to the marrow bones - he can be a real butthead about it.
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Re: Raw Bones

Post by Rowlee » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:46 pm

waternight wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked before.

Has anyone even give their chow chow raw marrow bones?
I am think of giving it my chow chow and want to know if it is a good idea.

Thanks,


I understand that it's not a good idea. Apparently the marrow in the bone is very fatening and can upset their tummies. Plus, I think marrow bones are prone to splintering.

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Post by Aimee » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:24 pm

yes feed raw lamb necks cut into sections )your butcher will do this) and lamb bones, chicken necks. just not beef bones, pork bones or anything to do with turkey. i feed my baby a raw food diet and she is healthier and happier than ever
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Post by Rowlee » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:17 pm

Aimee wrote:yes feed raw lamb necks cut into sections )your butcher will do this) and lamb bones, chicken necks. just not beef bones, pork bones or anything to do with turkey. i feed my baby a raw food diet and she is healthier and happier than ever


Oh Aimee, you've caught on quick to all this raw feed stuff haven't you?? :lol: How's Rylee going on her raw diet?

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Post by Grab » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:34 pm

Legend gnaws on marrow bones as a recreational bone (not for a food source) I always feed under supervision, but I've yet to have one splinter. He isn't a heavy duty chewer though, so perhaps that has something to do with it. I've not had an issue with marrow upsetting a stomach on even my small dogs, however, were it an issue, the marrow easily scoops out, so I'd just take out a portion of it so it's not so marrow heavy if you worry about an issue

Were I feeding as a food source, I'd go with lamb, chicken, etc
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Post by sengeoz » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:44 pm

Small marrow bones (no ball joints or large marrow bones which can break or split teeth) are a great source of recreational chewing. Provide them to your dog in moderation (once or twice a week). After a day or so outside, pick them up and throw them away.

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Post by Aimee » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:02 am

Rowlee wrote:
Aimee wrote:yes feed raw lamb necks cut into sections )your butcher will do this) and lamb bones, chicken necks. just not beef bones, pork bones or anything to do with turkey. i feed my baby a raw food diet and she is healthier and happier than ever


Oh Aimee, you've caught on quick to all this raw feed stuff haven't you?? :lol: How's Rylee going on her raw diet?

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yes she loves it and i loving feeding it to her. altho i noticed there are no bones lying around so i watched her eating one this morning, and she chews it down till it get so small, then she swallows it.... im sure this cannot be good for her... what do you suggest? do i need to go to bigger bones? im a lil concerned about this?
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Post by Rowlee » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:06 pm

Aimee wrote:
Rowlee wrote:
Aimee wrote:yes feed raw lamb necks cut into sections )your butcher will do this) and lamb bones, chicken necks. just not beef bones, pork bones or anything to do with turkey. i feed my baby a raw food diet and she is healthier and happier than ever


Oh Aimee, you've caught on quick to all this raw feed stuff haven't you?? :lol: How's Rylee going on her raw diet?

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yes she loves it and i loving feeding it to her. altho i noticed there are no bones lying around so i watched her eating one this morning, and she chews it down till it get so small, then she swallows it.... im sure this cannot be good for her... what do you suggest? do i need to go to bigger bones? im a lil concerned about this?


No, Aimee that's fine as far as I know. What bones are you giving her? Wilbur has a whole chicken carcass for breakfast and we find a couple of the little bones in his pooh sometimes - it's because they are soft that they don't hurt them.

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Post by Layla » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:01 am

My guys eat the raw bones just fine. I have some issues with Alf eating WHOLE duck necks without chewing :shock: but no ill effects even from that. If you can find turkey etc necks, the bones are a good natural source of glucosomine 8)
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Post by waternight » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:08 am

Thanks eveyone. I gave my chow for the first time last night under supervision a raw marrow bone and he loves it. So far no splinter.

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Post by Aimee » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:45 pm

Layla wrote:My guys eat the raw bones just fine. I have some issues with Alf eating WHOLE duck necks without chewing :shock: but no ill effects even from that. If you can find turkey etc necks, the bones are a good natural source of glucosomine 8)



Rylee has a half of lambs neck, chews it for bout an hour and swallows the remainding bone. usually about the size of an avacado pip. i just dont understand how her body can break them down, but hey if no ones had any issues then i wont stress because boy does she loooove them
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