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Postby bustersmom » Sat Aug 13, 2005 5:46 pm

I bought 4 beef knuckle bones. they are raw(obviously). do i have to boil them or can i give it to them raw?

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Postby X-girl » Sat Aug 13, 2005 6:05 pm

You can give them raw.

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Postby Naplis Slim » Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:36 pm

I give my pack raw bones. I was told that cooked bones splinter and can get stuck going down.

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Postby pblove » Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:50 pm

I buy them, then freeze them for a few day before feeding them raw.
It gets messy, so yoiu might want to put them in a confined area.
Pagie gets thsi weird thing going after seh eats them if I don;t scrape out most of the marrow in the middle of the bone.
It is like acid reflux, she will keep spitting up or trying to spit up for the rest of the day or evening if she gets too much marrow.Like a wet burp, then re-swallows it (sorry to be so graphic, but that is what she does) :yucky:
I know that barb pony recommends the smaller bones, (dam can't think of the name ot them now, grrrrr). Anyway, she recommends the smaller bones so the dogs don't get slab fractures in their teeth from trying to break the bones down.
I have the meat cutter at the supermarekt, cut mine way down to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick now.
Even my two small dogs will enjoy them for hours.
And when the dogs have cleaened out the bones, you can re-stuff them with peanut butter, cottage cheese, yogurt, can dog food, cheese, lunch meats then re-freeze them again!

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Postby Darlazmum » Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:18 pm

He PB that's what I just thought of!! I thought it was all me :sad: I t hought I was so smart! I thought Knog Shmong I'm just gonna stuff this bone! It was perfect, I put a biscuit and then Kong Liver paste, as a treat for when she went in the kennel while I was shopping!

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Postby Bustersmama » Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:45 am

So if your dog does is not on a BARF diet it is okay to feed them knuckle bones?


(I see why I couldnt have Bustersmom now when I joined the PBF!! :tongue: )

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Postby Darlazmum » Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:50 am

I'm not on barf and feed the knucle bones when I need her to be in a specific location for a long while (because she's not walking away from that bone :tongue: )i.e., cleaning the house, wanting to lay down for a possible 15 minute power nap, or when I leave her in her kennel during the day as a special treat for going in her home while I'm gone!

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Postby pblove » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:42 pm

He PB that's what I just thought of!! I thought it was all me

na, your still smart as you thought of it yourself :tongue:

bustersmom,
it is fine to feed them the raw bones, even if you are not on barf.
I try to wait until either, several hours before or several hours after my dogs have had their kibble though.
It is some controversary, if you feed barf along with kibble (or too close together, should wait about 12 hours in between barf and kibble)because of stomach upsets!

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Postby Patch O' Pits » Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:49 pm

I don't do BARF but mine get bones to gnaw on... :)


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