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    Hi all, bought Brock one of these Blackdog bones but i'm now wondering whether they are safe. From what I can work out they have been smoked and oven dried. Being specifically marketed for pets one would assume they are safe, anyone have any opinions?

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    i tried them once, well i gave them to jonah to try, i found they spilntered and left sharp pointy bits........... i prefer to give him raw
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    I've seen em.....but after reading on here about splintering i've avoid them. I'm sure the little fella will love it but i'd keep an eye on it just to be safe.

    If you can find them try a cow hoove, they last for ever...even my goofs struggle to put a dent in them. The lawnmower does the most damage to them LOL...


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    i tried them once, well i gave them to jonah to try, i found they spilntered and left sharp pointy bits........... i prefer to give him raw
    Thanks fellas, I'll chuck it in the bin(I haven't given it to him yet). The splintering was the bit I was concerned about, especially after reading of a dog having died in the UK after eating a cooked bone from a pet store. Normally I do bye raw bones, this was just an impulse bye which I now can kiss my $10 goodbye haha

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    Blackdog bones are made to be gnawed but since they are weight bearing bones they are NOT made to be 'eaten' in any form. All leg bones from animals will splinter so the point is to get one bigger then their heads and let them gnaw on the knobbly ends. So a staffy would have the big cow clod bone and nothing smaller. The lamb, roo and pork (puppy) clods are made for pups/small-med dogs. They make jumbo pork rolls and pressed rawhide bones if you want something more edible.

    I stocked and sold them the last 3 years at my last job, I told all my customers the same thing. I have quite a few of the big clods still floating around dry in the backyard the dogs carry them around and gnaw on them, no one has had a problem.

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    'mymatejack' - I don't buy anything from pet shops any more - I used to - pigs ears and other stuff - but found with the pups they were having problems with allergies and hot spots ! So, with Riley, I tend to just rely on the bones I can get from the butcher. I worry about the cooking of the bones - and then all the rest of the additives !

    Riley gets the ends of a marrow bone - that can last him for a long time. He also get chicken, turkey and other beef type bones.

    With any new type of bone that you give your pup - with supervision - you will know very quickly if it is the right sort of bone to give him !

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    Hey Riley, in general pigs ears and normal dry dog food are the only things I feed him from pet stores, everything else comes from either the supermarket or the butcher. This was one of those "oh he'll love that treat" moments without really thinking it through. Mostly atm I feed him lamb shanks, he gets the meat plus a good chew on a bone but he's getting to the size where i'll have to upsize to marrow bones. I don't really trust him with chicken bones as he has choked on the last bit of pigs ears a few times now trying to swallow something too big - I can just picture the little gutz trying to swallow a whole drumstick lol

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    Those smoked bones are lethal. Gave them to mine once and all the sharp splinted shards...shudder.

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    I feed my dogs the freeze dried beef spare ribs and never had a problem

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    I avoid the smoked bones, one time only Frosty had one. My friends' dogs had one each and I was there an hour or so and they had not made an impression on the things. Frosty - ate hers to nothing in about three minutes. It was scary. And not worth it.

    I give her cows hoof occasionally. They last a lot longer. And she gets the cardboard from toilet rolls, and carrots. I figure she doesn't need to be eating things she doesn't chew properly before swallowing. She makes splinters out of lamb shank bones and marrow bones too - so she doesn't get those either.

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