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Poultry shears

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by holly1, Nov 8, 2012.


  1. holly1

    holly1 PetForums VIP

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    Which are the best ones?
    I havent got the guts to give milo a whole drum stick,small bones worry me.
    So thought these might be a good option.But which are the sharpest?
     
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    The dog's teeth are the best poultry shears ;) Just monitor him whilst he eats it, I am sure he will be just fine.
     
  3. holly1

    holly1 PetForums VIP

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    No,i cant risk it.Cant afford the vets bills:p
     
  4. Kc Mac

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    Then I've him a chicken quarter :p
     
  5. holly1

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    No,its those tiny bones.Cant shake off the bad feeling.I just want good shears
     
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    You could hold the drumstick while he chomps down on it. That's what I do with Poppy with her chicken wings otherwise she would suck it in and swallow :rolleyes:. By holding onto it she has to crunch so is getting the teeth cleaning action, exercising her jaw, and it lasts her a bit longer.
     
  7. holly1

    holly1 PetForums VIP

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    Milo likes to take his bones off, on his own.He likes to eat in peace:D
    If I held it,he wouldnt eat it.He is funny with food.He has been since we got him,from Dogs Trust. Its like he has been hurt in the past,for eating when he shouldnt
     
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    Some people smash them a little with a hammer..:)
     
  9. Barkley Star

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    I like my OXO ones, they are brilliant.

    BUT, you don't want to cut the bone up! (Cutting the meat of is fine of course, and the shears will go through the bone, I was mainly thinking of the dog)
     
  10. holly1

    holly1 PetForums VIP

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    Do they cut through the bone easily?
     
  11. Barkley Star

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    They cut through wings, chicken rib cage/ back bone and such easily, and joints etc. I never cut through big bones on purpose but have managed to catch a drumstick and half cut/half snap it off. The resulting ends was quite sharp and ragged.

    I now use my poultry shears for everything that needs doing when cutting up a chicken, apart from taking the breast fillets off! It's also great for dividing up lamb hearts and other tought meat.

    I got one that had a scissor-style handle on one part, because it keeps my hand from slipping and gives me more dexterity. The OXO also comes apart into two halves for thorough cleaning of the fulcrum (or whatever it's called on scissors!). The one I got was £17-£18 in a cookery shop and well worth the money!
     
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    OXO it is.Thanks for that:D
     
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    But if you cut them you will just make the bones smaller with sharp ends ?
     
  14. holly1

    holly1 PetForums VIP

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    i will crush them as well.Being smaller,I can monitor what he is actually swallowing.
    I have to say,feeding small bone doesnt sit well with me.

    I know its what they would eat as wolves.But they arent wolves,and are a bit more sensitive in the tums:D In my opinion,anyway
     
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    Don't feed him drumsticks if you don't feel comfortable letting him deal with them, stick to wings and carcasses. I buy carcasses which occasionally have the drumsticks stripped of most of their meat in the box, but usually has the main body carcass stripped of most of the meat, mine love them all.
     
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    If you dont feel comfortable feeding them dont feed them. I just think by cutting them you ared creating smaller more dangerous pieces of bone
     
  17. Barkley Star

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    I had to teach one of mine to chew properly and couldn't give her any small bits of meat with bone in it (like chicken thigh) because she would swallow it whole. I gave her big things, like half a chicken carcass and held her chicken wings until she had learnt how to eat properly.
     
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    We got some from Pro Cook for sectioning chicken carcass and they've been a bit lousy to be honest! We've found a cleaver to be much more useful.
     
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