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    Hey all, I just have a small question.

    Are chicken carcasses considered "meaty" bones? The ones I give Milo have a bit of meat still attached to it, but not a whole lot. Would that be too much bone and not enough for him? I feed him 1/4 of a carcass 3 time a week.

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    Well my two Amstaffs get a chicken carcass for breakky probably 2-3 mornings a week. Other mornings it's roo tail 2-3 times and then a variety of lamb shank, lamb flap or pork hock. They get mainly chicken carcasses and roo tail as they are less meaty and help keep them lean without them going hungry, the other ones though keep variety for their taste buds and nutrients. I also feed dinner! I have found if they don't eat twice a day they get crook tummies. So for me they are certainly factored in as a RMB in their grand scheme diet.

    How big is milo?

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    Milo is a male kelpie weighing 15.5kg now, 8 months old, approx. 48cm tall.

    He's not on a raw diet... I just give him 1/4 chicken carcass a few times a week. There was a period when I gave him pig spine (not meaty at all.. just bone and cartilage) because my mum got it for free from the butcher, and this was when I didn't read on dogs needing to eat meaty bones.

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    Some people stuff the whole carcasses I have read.
    If your dog is doing well and it sounds like he is then whatever you are doing is right for him. There are many ways that people feed their dogs and there really isn't a really wrong way.
    Years ago I had dogs fed on pal dry and wet or chum as well as the odd bone or scraps and they very lived long healthy lives.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    My mothers dog- maltese terrier, is a ripe young age of 14 and has lived her life on my dog and is as healthy as any dog fed on more expensive options, i myself feed sasha her breaky-fresh pet mince, lunch is chicken necks- dinner she has chum with chum dry and she has either a lamb shank or roo tail bone after dinner

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    Thanks for the replies guys =)

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    I wouldn't think there would be too much bone if that is all you were feeding him. Bones can accumulate and cause issues in the gut too.
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    Yeah, so far, quarter chicken carcasses are the only form of bone that he's getting. I was thinking of switching him to a raw diet when I've finished the Advance kibble, but my breeder suggested not to and didn't agree with raw diets...

    And now that you've said bones can accumulate, makes me take a step back with thinking about raw diet.

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    Sorry, that should say;
    I WOULD think there would be too much bone if that is all you are feeding...

    As you are also feeding kibble it would be fine.

    Raw is good, but you need a balance. Best to ensure your research is thorough. Whatever you do, don't discount the importance of bones for dental health at the very least.
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    I don't like chicken carcasses, too many fine bones in them, I only feed necks and wings. Not much meat on a carcass either so no, they aren't meaty bones at all.

    I also buy lamb offcuts from Woolworths, $6 for a big bag, lots of nice meaty rib pieces.

    When feeding a proper raw diet you are supposed to feed meat and bones for 6 days and then have a fasting day where the dog eats nothing at all.
    I have never done completely raw, mine are all happy with bones a couple of times a week and kibble/wet in between. Never had any problems that way.

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