Raw beef marrow bones are the ones to get. Make sure you get the ones that are 4-6" long. The shorter ones can get caught on your pups lower jaw. Like Bock said be sure to supervise the first few times whenever you give a new type of toy.
I go to the butcher and get Marley a raw femur bone with the ends cut off and some meat left on! I will allow him to chew on it on the balcony for a few hours per day and it will last for about 3 days (when he's not using it I wrap and refrigerate it). He loves it, everytime we pass the butcher shop on our walk he stops and waits to see if I am going to get him a bone!!
Here I go being paranoid about something,For 40 years my family and then I gave all bones to dogs--cooked chicken, porck chop, quail, squirrel, rabbit, duck, dove, seak, etc etc and never once had an incident and never even thought about it.
Thn severalyears our neighbors lost a husky pup and tho no necropsy was done, the emegerncey vet theyto himt(fudhim bleing ot hi rar, alms comatse on a Sunday afternoon--felt the pupp had eaten a bone and been "cut up" by it, and the family had cooked chops outon the grill the night before and had 3 kids. It wa snever proven one way or another.
But then I was at my vets one day and there a a choclat lab pup in there in the work area--they were removing the splint or stitches from kayCee's klnee after surgery--and it had a fever of 107, was comatose and they knew the problem--a bone had splinter and piecrced his stomach and pritonitis had set in. I later learned it had died. In obht caes these were cooked bones, but knowing two dogs that died/probably died from splintering bone, well, i just got edgy.
HOWEVER when I make the doggy stew I do use chicken thighs, 5 pounds, bones and all, but after cooking in crock pot for 24 hours, the bones crumble easily. And I always check them and once in a blue moon one doesn't crumble as easy as I like so I toss it.
Honey has a nylabone thatshe chews on daily and this time I got he a huge one bcause one she wears on down I toss it--nver know what that girl will do. I hae thought about giving her raw bones an may do it some day--but she will not touch raw meat so not sure she would chew on raw bone.
Greetings from scenic Fogo Island, located a one-hour ferry ride off the north coast of Newfoundland! My name is Glen, and this is my first post on this fine forum, as my wife and I have just put a deposit down today on our first ever Golden Retriever puppy, and we are SO excited! We already...
We have a 7 month old golden. Over the past week she has been shedding like crazy. More than we have ever seen. Tumbleweeds everywhere. She has never shed like this before. We live in New England so its still cold out. What would cause this kind of shedding? She is regularly groomed and we use...
I would like to add some food for thought about visiting dog parks in general;
adding much respect to @SunnysDad at the same time!
When discussing the potential dangers in a public dog park; it was suggested that people find other areas to exercise their dogs, like hiking trails etc, so as to...
Who watched? That Golden was SO close to Best in Show. I thought maybe the Boxer, Whippet or Shetland sheepdog would challenge the Golden. Never the poodle. Oh well, all dogs looked great. Hard to believe a Golden has never won Best in Show. Maybe next time.
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