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  • in reply to: No Hide Chews #83912 Report Abuse
    Bushman
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    Hello
    I have never purchased them, but I did take a look at their website when I saw your post.

    Seems like they are trying to imply that their chews are simply dried meat.

    I have a dehydrator and make beef jerky, as I make it, there are various pieces that don’t come out the way I want them too, a fat strip left behind, or inconsistent cut that makes it dehydrate unevenly, or whatever. I dehydrate them completely and give them to my dog for treats or training snacks. I have done chicken as well, the larger pieces of tough chewy meat will keep him entertained for a while. Not as long as rawhide (which I do not buy) but they last about as as long as the smoked pig ears that I buy from the local butcher.

    in reply to: Question about cooked chicken bones #83857 Report Abuse
    Bushman
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    A comment on Bones. I save bones, all bones, in the freezer, when I have a good batch I cook them down, I strain off a clear Bone Broth and can it for my wife to use in her soups, then I cook the bones down again in my crockpot I will boil them for several hours a day for a few days. After a few boiling’s you can reach into to the crockpot and pull out the bones and crush them in your hands, they break down and turn into a mushy pulp, the water and the bone “meal” is then re-heated, canned, and stored in the fridge to be added to my dog’s food. When using your hands it is very easy to tell if there are any hard Bones left. And I never find a splinter, I do occasionally find a couple of bones, or the end of a bone that is too “hard” for me to crush in my hands and I just discard it, although I’m pretty confident with what dogs pick up and gnaw on when they get a chance, that even these “hard” bones would pose no threat.

    I have not attempted to separate Bones by type, but I’m pretty sure even spiral ham bones have wound up in my Bone bag with chicken and turkey neck’s and Gizzards, and I don’t recall any of them not being able to break down.

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