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    I have discovered that if I give Taya a smallish sized bone (I still think it's pretty big-for swallowing!), she will literally eat the whole thing.

    Do anyone else's dogs do this? Should I refrain from giving smaller bones?

    I guess she doesn't get the whole idea of chewing on bones

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    Mine eat and demolish smaller bones and gnaw away at big ones for days, often swapping or finding buried ones.

    All chicken wing bones are demolished as are ribs etc from cows, some sheep bones. It depends how soft they are.

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    In this house, regardless of size, all bones are consumed for fear one of the other dogs will eat it.

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    My rottie just inhales little bones so now I only give her marrow bones cut in fours - only 1/4 at a time of course.

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    Frosty chomps bones up until she can swallow the pieces, but sometimes the pieces are incompatible with her insides - too big, sharp edges.

    Doesn't matter what sized bone. She will chomp the marrow bones into sharp pieces and swallow those too. And she has upchucked a chicken wing, didn't seem chewed enough - really yukky.

    So occasionally I let her have a marrow bone but as soon as she starts to crunch bits off the shaft end of it (not the joint end), I take it away and put it in the bin. She occasionally gets beef neck bones or tail bones and the end result is not fun. At either end.

    Every now and again I try over, to see if anything has changed but so far, not good.

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    Loren, I wouldn't give her small bones if she isn't even bothering to chew them. Look, her gut juices could have no problem breaking them down, but then again it could cause problems. If I had a dog doing that I would only give them massive marrow bones.

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    Max does the same thing but with chicken necks, perhaps this is because they are so small and easy for a reasonably large dog to swallow.

    Anyway, I think you should either give her larger bones which may take longer to get through or not give her them at all, once in a fortnight etc. I'm not sure how you roll but all the best.

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    Hmmm I might try giving her larger marrow bones. I like to give a bone as I'm walking out the door, to keep her occupied, but I've been avoiding that with these smaller ones just in case there is a problem.

    Just to be on the safe side...

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    Pigs ears maybe? Mine adore them and they take ages to chew for them.

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    The first and last time I gave her a pigs ear she went and buried it! Defeats the purpose of giving me the satisfaction that she's occupied

    I'll try it again though.

    I always wonder how long it is before they dig them up...

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