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    Iride4tnt
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    The kiddos got their first chicken back and neck today. I gave them frozen and was amazed how quickly they were devoured. No ill digestive effects so far.

    #36309 Report Abuse

    Very nice! I have never served those. My Greyhound loves a big turkey neck though 🙂

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    theBCnut
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    Mine had goat for dinner. The bones are a little harder, but so worth it.

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    Shasta220
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    Gosh I wish I had the guts and heart to raise/butcher my own meat….the dogs would have chicken and beef for dinner every night! But nope. I just haffa be a sensitive sissy, naming all the chickens, being attached to the rooster even though it attacks me, and treating my cow like an oversized dog… XD

    Great your dogs liked it! 🙂

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    theBCnut
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    I can’t butcher myself, actually I’d have no problem cutting it up after it’s dead, but I can’t kill it, no way. I have a little local butcher, a guy from Dominican Republic. I take everything to him. And we have pet goats and chickens too.

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    Iride4tnt
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    do you remove the skin and fat or feed them?

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    chris w
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    Our puggle loves to eat and chew on bones. I am afraid to get bones that splinter. She gulps everything down! She is over weight,so I have to watch what I give her. What is a good bone that will last,but not slinter? Should they be raw or cooked?

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    theBCnut
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    Never ever feed cooked bones of any kind. That is what causes bones to splinter. Weight bearing bones of larger animals can break teeth. Other than that, I feed any kind of bone, except fish spines, and I don’t mean spinal columns either, I mean those sharp bones it some fish dorsal fins.

    When I first started, I removed skin, because it is high fat, but I found that my dogs don’t have any problems with high fat so now I don’t remove the skin.

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    kvee
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    I live in the middle of L.A. County. Nothing but a conglomeration of suburbish cities and freeways. Not many nature-anything. What can I ask the butchers at my local Stater Bros. supermarket for Susie to chew on? This will be her very first bone!

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    theBCnut
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    Beef ribs are a great first. Mine eat any kind of rib, beef, buffalo, mutton, goat, pork, you name it. Pork, mutton, and goat are higher fat, so the first time I gave them I trimmed as much fat off as I could. Soup bones are OK as long as your dog isn’t a heavy chewer, but if a strong chewer they can break teeth on those, and they have marrow in them which is very fatty, so it’s good to scoop some out and throw it away.

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    rogerharris
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    Good try! Yes raw bones with meat are very good diet meal for dog. Bone is natural and good for dog health. I also give my dog a bone with chicken in every meals .

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    Iride4tnt
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    I have been giving my kids frozen raw chicken thighs or legs, 2-3 times a week. I buy fresh, remove the skin and fat, then freeze. How long should they be frozen before feeding, to reduce the risk of salmonella? Thanks!

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    theBCnut
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    Freezing doesn’t kill salmonella. As long as your dogs are healthy, they shouldn’t have problems with salmonella. Dogs were built to eat dead things with impunity. Their short digestive tract means that contaminated food passes before it can colonize the gut with bad bacteria. Giving probiotics occasionally helps to keep the gut healthy so it can keep fending off any bacterial ********.

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    Iride4tnt
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    thanks. so once the chicken is frozen solid, it’s good to go, right? It amazes me how fast they go through the rock hard meat and bone.

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    theBCnut
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    You don’t even have to freeze it. You can just rinse it off and hand it over. Mine like to get some frozen foods though. If you give pork, some fish, or wild game, that needs to be frozen for a couple weeks to make sure parasites are killed.

    #39049 Report Abuse
    Iride4tnt
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    Yes, mine like them frozen. Thanks so much, all questions answered.

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    jakes mom
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    Just started with some chicken backs , liver, hearts and gizzards. Cats and dog all seem to be enjoying it altho the first couple of backs had the dog a little puzzled. Next question, how do I balance the raw and kibble? I don’t want to be feeding too many calories. I gave Jake a little less kibble for his evening meal when he’d had a chick back earlier that afternoon.

    #39662 Report Abuse
    Iride4tnt
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    I estimated the number of calories in the chicken thighs and legs and compared that to the calories in the quantity of kibble. Depending on the size of dog it can be a snack /treat or meal. But I new to this so would appreciate others input.

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    kvee
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    Hello everyone,

    Today was Susie’s best day ever. I got her a rib bone and she did a very good job. There is still some potential on that bone, but her dad and I think she needs to take a break from the chewing for a couple of hours. How do we store the bone meanwhile? Just in the fridge? or is it ok to be on the counter as there is no meat left on it?

    Thank you beforehand!

    Karla

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