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    Quote Originally Posted by grevillea47 View Post
    Renbird, she's a pup and will chew anything and everything until she has finished teething. It's part of helping the adult teeth come through.
    I very much doubt that chicken necks were the cause of blood in her poop, but I think she is too big for chicken necks, she could swallow them whole and choke.
    Lamb necks or cows hooves would keep her occupied and satifsy her urge to chew on things.
    Rawhide are great for indoor chewing too.
    Thank you, the reassurance helps! The blood in her poo is still a mystery, though it hasn't happened since. She must have eaten something outside and then strained, I guess. I don't know

    So...stupid question - the cows hooves and lamb necks are fresh, right? I'll definitely get her some raw hide though, and the fresh bones for when we move house.

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    I dont know about lambs necks but the cow hooves certainly aren't 'fresh' as such.....but they dont smell or anything like that and they last forever so just buy one or 2 to begin with. Pigs ears are another option. I buy them by the hundred as it's cheaper.......100 ears for about $140 . The supermarket sells them for nearly $3 each.

    MMJ.......believe me mate, you would rather your dog swallow rocks than bones....bones get jammed and can kill, just ask Mojo (scariest thing i've ever dealt with doggy wise).


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    Thanks everyone, I will definitely be trying all of your suggestions!

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    Hi Renbird
    You could also try giving her them half frozen

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    You can always try beef neck bones. They come from the forequarter of the cow and will not splinter. Supermarkets get them sometimes and any butcher shop that breaks its own beef down will get them. They are boned out in one long piece about 40-50cm long and if you ask them you should be able to get them cut to any size you want.
    Being the spine of the animal they are quite a hard bone so last a while and because of the shape of them they are difficult for the butcher to trim out cleanly so usually have a fair bit of meat left on them which is why they generally sell them as soup bones.
    I bought some the other day from a butcher shop for about $5 a kilo.
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    Maggie had a huge thing for chewing rocks when she was a puppy. I had actually forgotten about it until I read your post, It worried me but eventually she stopped by herself, she still eats wood whenever she feels like it.Bones helped a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    Maggie had a huge thing for chewing rocks when she was a puppy. I had actually forgotten about it until I read your post, It worried me but eventually she stopped by herself, she still eats wood whenever she feels like it.Bones helped a lot.
    Good to know Ty isn't the only one!

    I got her a pig's ear which she is chewing on as we speak, and a couple of lamb necks are waiting for her in the fridge. Fingers crossed it keeps her happy!

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