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    Thank you for all your replies I ended up getting one of those rawhide bones from the pet shop she is chewing on that but not a lot

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    If there is anyone on this particular thread to take notice of - it would be - 'tkandz' - as far as I am concerned !

    I am slowly slowly training my butcher to give me what my pup would like and what I would like him to have - and it's not that different from what 'tkandz' has been giving his 'Queen' !

    Dentastix, rawhide and pig's and whatever ears are not raw meaty bones - and really not suitable to pups.

    Chicken wings would be a really good start for your pup. As far as cooking or putting in boiling water and/or with stock - all you are pandering to is a fussy eater - all I have ever had to do is either mash the chicken wing up a bit or just cut it a bit and encourage the pup to take it.

    There are heaps of options out there - that are raw meaty bones - you just have to find what your pup will eat !

    P.S Mac - I think you really missed 'tkandz' s message and humour !

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    Maybe I did, but so many people feed a bone in addition to meals and then wonder why the dog doesn't eat it or buries the excess for another day or gives them the hard type of bone & wonder why they don't show much interest. I'm still catching up with how the pet owning public thinks and sorry thought tkandz was the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
    blade steak and turning up nose at raw bones, hmmmm. I'm thinking your little dog needs to have it's meals cut back a bit if it can afford to be fussy
    I don't worry if she won't eat the blade steak as the puppy is only to happy to eat it so it doesn't go to waste. Yes i am probably giving her more food then she needs but sometimes it's because i forget her intake needs are changing as she is now an old dog and isn't as active as she used to be.

    I don't know if the turning up nose at raw bones and being a little dog bit was aimed at my girl or not but the only bones she doesn't eat is marrow bones and i can't blame her there as to me they are a waste of time , and at 50kg's i wouldn't call her little either.

    We may have just gotten our lines crossed

    I know my dog is spoilt with the food she eats but i don't have a problem with it. I have sometimes given her the "don't you know there are starving dogs overseas that would be happy to have your dinner" speech but it doesn't seem to work on her.
    If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

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    Just read your last post Mac and it seems we did get our lines crossed there.
    I understand where you are coming from and about not spoiling your dogs and about only giving them what they can eat in 15minutes and i get and respect that.

    I have two dogs, the oldest being 11 and a half years old and the youngest having just turned 11 weeks and i only got him at 10 weeks old. I have had my old girl since she was 9 weeks old. I appreciate the compliment and support RileyJ but I in no means pretend to know what i'm doing when it comes to feeding dogs.
    I work on the theory of feed them what they would eat if they were in the wild, so i try to keep most of their meals containing fresh meats like beef, lamb chicken etc. I used to feed the canned stuff when she was very young but honestly the farts that came out of her would clear the room and the fact that i didn't know what was in them did worry me so i stopped.

    I have always given bones with every meal for two reasons.
    Firstly my mum had a minature foxy who she had never given bones to and at 5 years old he had really bad teeth but wouldn't eat bones as he wasn't used to them. I didn't want my dog to be like that so i gave her bones not long after i got her and now i am giving them to the pup i have as well.
    Secondly my old girl used to eat her meals really quickly and i swear she would just about inhale most of it so i wanted to slow her down. Lamb bones, brisket bones, chicken necks and frames, osso bucco, y-bone and sometimes t-bone help to slow her down and make her use her teeth instead of just being a vacumn cleaner.
    I do as well as this give her a decent size bone, in my case what they call beef soup bones which is the neck bone. It's really hard and has quite a lot of meat on it. It takes her an hour or so to get through it and she loves nothing better than sitting outside on her bed or on the grass chewing on a bone. She may lately not want all her meat but she never leaves a bone behind and she has one every single day so i reckon she likes them.

    I realise that i have always had the luxury of being able to get my meat for the dogs cheap being a butcher and i understand that it can get expensive very quickly especially with big dogs so i by no means expect everyone to be able to afford this and i understand that everyone will have different views on what to feed dogs and how much etc and i am not saying that i am right or that anyone else is wrong. Just offering my advice on what i do with mine.

    Oh and i know i may be a butcher and this may come as a surprise but i am a girl too lol.
    If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

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