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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Molly33 my big borzoi male has difficult to clean canines - sounds like your grey. The best thing I've found is whole marrow bones, with as much meat on the ends as I can find. They will keep him occupied without hom being able to chomp them with his back teeth and swallow them.

    Well, actually the second best... the very best I've had for them was sheep heads - but gruesome!! Not recommended if you have squeamish neighbours. But if not, and you know any local farmers they are excellent for their front teeth.
    When I read the part, the Christmas dinner with a sheep's head, in the Angela's ashes, I wondered what the sheep's head would taste like. They again for dogs you do not have to cook, do you? Everything else goes my shape, I will try this. I have feeling that my boys will go crazy on them.
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    Nattylou I have heard that sheep's head are good. It was only a couple of weeks ago when I was at the butchers looking for bones when a customer came in and asked for a sheep's head.The guy was actually cooking it for the family the butcher asked how do you cook it etc....It was only $5, so good value. Still not sure that I can bring one home though.
    My grey can't have the marrow bones, the first time I gave him one he came out in hives.
    Next time we go to the vet I will see if it's ok to try again.

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    Natt and Molly, you guys have activated my OCD, now I think about it all the time.
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    What? Sheeps heads? That's not a very attractive thing to have stuck on your mind!! Ewww. Sonya looked like a loiness last time we had them, she's normally white but she was red - all down her face, neck and front legs. Yuck. She kept stealing everyone else's and making this big gruesome pile of them all for herself...

    Molly33 maybe your grey doesn't tolerate beef very well? Sheeps heads for him then. I bring them home in a plastic tub, you know the coloured rubber sort of ones with handles? Are they called tubtrugs or something like that? Will keep your car clean and make them easy to carry.

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    Went to the vet yest for a check up as our grey hates vets and this vet has been working with him and we have done a complete turn around. This talk about teeth and bones bought my visit forward. Sitting in the waiting room and this Scotsman commented on our grey, then he started talking about greyhoung racing in Scotland and how all the greys used to get sheep's heads.
    Anyway ask vet if he thought it would be ok to try a large marrow bone, due to the last time when he got hives, he said go for it. He has had his marrow bone and no hives so now I don't have to get the sheep's head.

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    Molly, when you talk about a marrow bone, what specific cut do you have in your mind. E.g. Osso Bucco has a marrow bone component. Do you buy one of those big bone and cut into two halves? Could you tell me a bit more specific? Thanks TIA
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    Marrow bone, is usually a beef shin bone cut longways and cross ways (also called "blessing").

    If you want meat on it - osso bucco is the go. Or make a deal with the butcher. The trick is not to mention "dog" when ordering though.

    My dog makes splinters out of marrow bones and then swallows the splinters. Which come back to haunt us later.

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    Hachna, it's the big beef bone with the big knuckly bits on the end. I don't get it cut in half. Two reasons I don't want him to eat the marrow and the end bits have more cartilage and they're the bits I want him to chew.
    They usually call them boredom bones. I don't want him to actually eat but to use his teeth by scraping the end bits. .I am only going to let him have it for about an hour at a time. Because he is a guts , I want him to use his teeth more. Other times he gets chicken carcass and lamp flaps. I find the lamb shanks splinter more. Our Jack Russell has the lamb pelvis as the bone is softer.
    Last edited by molly33; 10-20-2010 at 04:51 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Haha, i call them as dog bone and thank god the butchers have understood me. I should organised a bit more often. Thanks
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