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tell me about bones

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Livesey, Feb 5, 2012.


  1. Livesey

    Livesey PetForums Member

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    So we got Skyy a bone today, but i've got a few questions as I've never given a bone before.

    What bones should/shouldn't give to him?
    What animal bones are no-nos?
    Once he's had it for a while can I put it in the fridge/freezer?
    If so how long can I keep returning it to him?

    He's 5 months old so don't think he'll get through one very quickly. Thanks in advance for the answers!
     
  2. Lexiedhb

    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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    For a pup I'd go with something like a rib of lamb. As a general rule give non weight bearing bones, although trotters and the like are easily managed by bigger dogs.Yes you can bung it back in the fridge/freezer.
     
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    Is it cooked or raw, cooked bones should never be fed but raw are fine. The only raw bones that I know of to avoid are large weight bearing ones
     
  4. Lexiedhb

    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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    DOH!! and this is the most important point of all ^^^^^^^ I just assumed it was a raw bone!!
     
  5. Livesey

    Livesey PetForums Member

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    So uncooked and non weight bearing. is a cow pelvis okay?
     
  6. Souris

    Souris PetForums Senior

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    Personally, I'd avoid cow bones altogether: but by general rule of thumb raw feeders tend to go by try to stab the bone with a knife, if you can pierce it and do damage- then it's fine, if you can't- avoid it. But, saying that, all cow bones are going to be pretty weighty: and certainly as a young dog (whose jaw is still developing), I'd be tempted to side on the cautious side and leave it.

    However, in all honesty, I avoid any bones larger than lambs (and even with lambs it's just ribs) due to them simply being a little too hard for my liking. Has this bone got any meat on it at all? For a bone, it might be easier to start him off on chicken.
     
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  7. Manoy Moneelil

    Manoy Moneelil PetForums VIP

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    All bones raw are good, including fish. (avoid dorsal spikes - apply common sense)

    All cooked bones are bad.

    Small dogs small bones - ribs - chickens.

    Big dogs will eat pig femurs.

    Avoid cow bones.
     
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