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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Jodz dont ever feellike an idiot for asking a question
    The only stupid question is the one neverasked.

    And yep! Go the frames,just chuck it atthem and letthem go
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    I have always given mine carcasses but I saw on Bondi Vet the other day where a kelpie had eaten 3 and got a small bone lodged in his oesophagus. Luckily the owner was quick thinking and got him to the vet otherwise he would have died. I'm rethinking them now. Maybe, that dog didn't chew them properly???
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsrule View Post
    I have always given mine carcasses but I saw on Bondi Vet the other day where a kelpie had eaten 3 and got a small bone lodged in his oesophagus. Luckily the owner was quick thinking and got him to the vet otherwise he would have died. I'm rethinking them now. Maybe, that dog didn't chew them properly???
    My previous vet freaked out when I said I was feeding carcasses. I said...if Odin was roaming around...what would he be eating? ANYTHING he could get to! Vet was a believer in feeding 100% Hills Science Diet...and I disagreed!

    If the carcasses are frozen...I found there is a reduced chance of them just swallowing it quickly...they actually have to work at it

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    I think that if we worry too much about everything then we would never really be feeding any bones etc. Accidents can happen in a heartbeat but are not the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsrule View Post
    I have always given mine carcasses but I saw on Bondi Vet the other day where a kelpie had eaten 3 and got a small bone lodged in his oesophagus. Luckily the owner was quick thinking and got him to the vet otherwise he would have died. I'm rethinking them now. Maybe, that dog didn't chew them properly???
    There are risks from choking with a lot of things. My 6 month old Staffy girl was choking on a small stick the other day. She had ripped it of a bush...was munching...Sumo tried to take it from her and she tried swallowing it. It got stuck and if I hadn't been here...she would have choked to death. I had to hold her because she was in panic and reach in and get the stick out of her throat.

    What the vets are saying is...the carcass contains the little rib bones and those can get lodged...but so can a pebble...a stick...an old garden glove etc.

    Do what you feel comfortable with
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    Part frozen is a good idea, and yes Di, so very true!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    There are risks from choking with a lot of things. My 6 month old Staffy girl was choking on a small stick the other day. She had ripped it of a bush...was munching...Sumo tried to take it from her and she tried swallowing it. It got stuck and if I hadn't been here...she would have choked to death. I had to hold her because she was in panic and reach in and get the stick out of her throat.

    What the vets are saying is...the carcass contains the little rib bones and those can get lodged...but so can a peeble...a stick...an old garden glove etc.

    Do what you feel comfortable with
    Sorry to hear about your Staffy girl...is she OK??? Quick thinking on your part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsrule View Post
    Sorry to hear about your Staffy girl...is she OK??? Quick thinking on your part.
    Yeah...she is fine AND she hasn't learnt from experience either

    We can worry ourselves sick, but in the end we still do what we are comfortable with. Staffies are notorious for wolfing their food down and chewing EVERYTHING in their path, so I am a bit careful what I give them

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    Thanks goodness for that. I guess we all learn and each dog is different. My friend has a beautiful staffie and they used to throw rocks in the river for him to retrieve. He'd always come back with something even if it wasn't the rock they threw in. LOL. I was always scared that he'd swallow one.
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    I don't give my dogs chicken carcasses or wings, i'm just not to fond of feeding my dogs hard raw bones at all, i prefer to feed them soft bones such as lamb necks or chicken or turkey necks. My 1st SBT had a eaten a raw lamb shank & part of bone had pierced he's gut & caused internal bleeding & bleeding from he's bum vet had to operate to remove it & put in 6 internal stitches in he's bowel, hard but sad lesson learnt by me. We all know that SBT'S dont chew food that much, its more like just bite & swallow in big chunks lol.

    I do give Floyd frozen chicken necks as a snack in summer.

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