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    Default How Many Bones Are Too Many?

    Hi,

    I've pretty much given Ollie a bone every morning for the last 3 years. The vet said that's fine but I'm a little concern about her teeth wearing.

    There's 1 small chip (I suspect thats from playing) & her teeth look good but compared to Bella (1 yr old) they're really blunt. I understand Bella is young etc and her previous owners probably never gave her a bone but I was really surprised by the difference. So it got me thinking.... is a bone a day too many?

    What are your weekly bone allowance?

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    My dogs eat bones nearly daily, we miss some days. My four year old has magnificent teeth no wear at all. And all the others are great too, though younger. We had two kelpies who lived to be 15 and 16 with great teeth. Vets always said they were amazed at their teeth. Again almost always daily bones. The only dog we had with worn teeth was an avid tennis ball freak and stones.
    We do not allow tennis balls anymore and discourage sticks, hard that one, they love sticks
    Pets are forever

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    newfsie - do you give them frozen or room temp/thawed bones?

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    Mine get daily bones. Thawed from the freezer first.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Mine get a bone once every couple of weeks.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Mine get them once a week, I find with mine if they have them too often they can get a bit constipated.

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    Mine get chicken bones (drumsticks, wings, thighs) every day, but that only takes 10-15 mins for the littlies to get through. Carl gets a big bone three or four times a week, and I stick to smoked things for Mischa since she's too little.


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    Quote Originally Posted by random View Post
    newfsie - do you give them frozen or room temp/thawed bones?
    Frozen in Summer and whichever in Winter
    Pets are forever

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