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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    with them eating them this morning? I have NEVER given them carcasses or raw chicken bones before and they had that for brekky.
    Well I will be honest, okay. I personally would NEVER just change ANY dog's diet straight over from one thing to another. IMHO it is asking for trouble, gastro, tummy upsets and everything else that comes with a sudden change.

    Now I'm not saying that upsets happen with every dog whose diet is suddenly changed completely, but more often than not - expect it.

    Just like with puppies, it is the same. I would always change a dog/puppy's diet over a period of time, gradually, to ensure there are no unwanted upsets etc.

    Sorry, just my honest opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Well I will be honest, okay. I personally would NEVER just change ANY dog's diet straight over from one thing to another. IMHO it is asking for trouble, gastro, tummy upsets and everything else that comes with a sudden change.

    Now I'm not saying that upsets happen with every dog whose diet is suddenly changed completely, but more often than not - expect it.

    Just like with puppies, it is the same. I would always change a dog/puppy's diet over a period of time, gradually, to ensure there are no unwanted upsets etc.

    Sorry, just my honest opinion.
    my dogs have been used to getting different things, meats, vegies etc....I would change meats...what supplements I gave them...hell, I even changed them to Dr Bruce's overnight and no problems.

    My concern was only about the bones in the carcass mince...no matter how slow I would have done it...the bones would still have been there.

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    Oh, I understand now.

    Dr Bruce's diet? Where's that sofa thingy...

    I'm not sure I'm getting it still Cleas. Talk R E A L L Y slowly. Lol. They've had bones before though, right? So I'm just not sure what it is you're worried about.

    And no, you can't get smart about the really slowly comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Oh, I understand now.

    Dr Bruce's diet? Where's that sofa thingy...

    I'm not sure I'm getting it still Cleas. Talk R E A L L Y slowly. Lol. They've had bones before though, right? So I'm just not sure what it is you're worried about.

    And no, you can't get smart about the really slowly comment.
    OK.........they have had bones before, but hard, sturdy bones like thigh/femur bones which they have not been able to crunch...never "soft" chicken bones they can crunch and swallow. You just hear horror stories about chicken bones (I know I know...it is probably cooked ones). The BARF diet states that chicken carcasses is essential etc...I am just worried about bloody lodged chicken bones etc.

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    Okay, understand your fear.

    My advice is to throw your fear out the window.

    Oh all right, sometimes dogs get bones lodged in their mouths, in other places too (but I won't go there now, had enough talk of dog's bums today) but is a small percentage it happens to, and that could happen with any bone or anything you give them really, when you think about it. Hell, some vets even advocate against Kongs these days for the same reason. Sigh. Sure, it's possible with a Kong too - hell anything's possible!

    I guess it's how far do we allow oursleves to worry?

    Dog's teeth are designed to crunch and rip, as you know.

    I do have one question though if you don't mind my asking it - WHY are you mincing the carcasses?

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    Honestly I wouldn't worry, my dogs eat it with no issues and never have, I actually get more concerned about chicken wings as there is more of a potential for them not to chew it up small enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Oh, I understand now.

    Dr Bruce's diet? Where's that sofa thingy...

    I'm not sure I'm getting it still Cleas. Talk R E A L L Y slowly. Lol. They've had bones before though, right? So I'm just not sure what it is you're worried about.

    And no, you can't get smart about the really slowly comment.
    I think it's they've never had minced bones before and will the little bits of bone through the mince cause any damage to the innards of the dogs or will it cause any bowel problems?

    Sorry if I'm completely off base here!

    ETA: Sorry was WAY too late LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I think it's they've never had minced bones before and will the little bits of bone through the mince cause any damage to the innards of the dogs or will it cause any bowel problems?

    Sorry if I'm completely off base here!

    ETA: Sorry was WAY too late LOL!
    Aw, how come you get it first read and I wander around in the dark? JK.

    Of course the little pieces of bone won't do any damage. They're far smaller than they would be, say, than if they had chewed up a few whole chicken pieces for lunch.

    A dog's digestive system is so strong. The digestive juices and how they work to break down raw food matter so fast is amazing IMO.

    So Cleas, if I have understood correctly (as Angela did straight away - still sulking! ) don't worry about it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Aw, how come you get it first read and I wander around in the dark? JK.

    Of course the little pieces of bone won't do any damage. They're far smaller than they would be, say, than if they had chewed up a few whole chicken pieces for lunch.

    A dog's digestive system is so strong. The digestive juices and how they work to break down raw food matter so fast is amazing IMO.

    So Cleas, if I have understood correctly (as Angela did straight away - still sulking! ) don't worry about it at all.
    I was wondering the same thing... That's the only reason I got it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I was wondering the same thing... That's the only reason I got it!
    Lol Angela, I feel better now!

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