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    ok, I think I have a good understanding of pros and cons of chook necks-carcesses etc, but I still wonder about the pros and cons of other bones.
    So- briskitt?? beef marrow bones? lamb off cuts? these are the easily available bones near us. Whats best? Why? How often should I feed them (at the moment he gets 3 or 4 a week). Should he skip his usual kibble if he gets a bone, or is the bone a OK extra??
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    If it's meaty bones I feed them as a meal in place of kibble. Sometimes the bags of offcuts I get have the odd marrow bone in them, I don't mind giving them to my dogs but have heard some dogs can break teeth on them. But I don't regard a marrow bone as a meal.

    Also apparently raw food and kibble are digested at different rates so shouldn't be fed at the same time, not sure exactly why this is a problem but I'd imagine could lead to bloat.

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    I guess it depends on the dog, some of mine are young and active and get both a meaty bone and then later their usual kibble.

    For my lounge lizard a bone is enough.

    I like the off-cuts as they give a meal as well, brisket I don't do until their show career is finished in case it cracks a tooth, same with lamb neck bones, but then mine will keep going at them until they are completely finished off.

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    We feed solely barf...... mince, chicken carcass and brisket bones as they can chew the bones up and no mess or bones left to fight over. I do not feed show dogs marrow bones due to wearing down of their teeth, same with any hard bones, so its usually forequarter brisket for us only...

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    Marrow bones are very high fat, so definitely a meal replacement there.

    As I've said before - I can't let my dog have any bone unsupervised because she makes splinters out of them - including the beef marrow bones, and then swallows the splinters which come back to haunt us.

    So whatever bone you choose, make sure your dog chews it properly, or it could end up with a pierced gut (worst outcome).
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    My dog has no problem eating raw carrots.

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    My dogs are fine with all bones. It depends on the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Marrow bones are very high fat, so definitely a meal replacement there.
    I meant the big bones they can't eat, not sure of the terminology.

    Thanks for all the links Hy, you are a wealth of information today!

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    There's no such thing as a big bone Frosty can't eat unfortunately.

    The beef marrow bones are the gigantic things that cows use to walk around. Butchers usually butchers will "bless" them for you, ie make a long cut down the middle lengthways and a short one acrossways to open the bone up and expose the marrow. Most bones have some marrow in them and marrow is very high fat.

    If you've ever had osso bucco - it's the same bone with the meat on cut, crossways between four and eight times depending on how thick you want your ossos and my fave bit is the marrow in the middle of the ring of bone. So a couple of bits of osso bucco cut would be good meal for a dog. Bit of red meat, bit of marrow, and a bit of bone.

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    gyps can only have chicken carcasses and necks. beef bones (no matter what the size) give her a belly ache and the runs. i think its because she splinters big chunks of bone off and swallows it whole when she vomited once i found a i 1 inch by one 1inch piece of bone!!!
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    Mine bring some of their own choices back from the paddock.... that particular cow did not need them anymore...sighhhh..oh well.

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