Turkey day is for the dogs!!!????

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Turkey day is for the dogs!!!????

Postby JRZGRL76 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:30 am

Tomorrow is turkey day so my question is....


What parts of the turkey can I give my dogs? Can they have that crap they pack inside it? Like the gizzards, heart and kneck? Can they have the skin? Can they have stuffing???? Should I give them these things frozen in a kong? Raw? Cooked? Help me out...

I don't usually give my dogs "people food" til recently. I have been cutting up meat (cooked) and stuffing their kongs with it or using it as training treats. Being that this is new to me I am not real sure what they can or should have and the best way to prepare it.

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Postby Maryellen » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:33 am

you can give all of it, but the liver might give them the runs if you give them an entire liver, you can cut it into pieces instead.. if you feed the neck , always do RAW bones NOT cooked, as cooked splinter.. if feeding the neck, make sure they are not gulpers, and if so, hold the end so that they cant gulp it. my crew will be each getting a turkey neck for thanksgivign for their meal.

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Postby Allie » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:39 am

NO COOKED TURKEY SKIN!

I think it's like the #1 cause of pancreatitis around the holidays. :thumbsup:

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Postby FransterDoo » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:14 am

ME is right on.

You could do a "dog stuffing" with minimal seasonings and no onions. also some mashed potatos won't hurt.


Remember though - treats in moderation unless you want to be cleaning it up off of the floor later! :po:

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:29 am

Don't let them gorge on the turkey either... whatever it is in turkey that makes us sleepy also has an effect on dogs, and another vet told me once that too much is really bad. I haven't heard anything about it in vet school, so I don't know how true it is... but everything in moderation is ALWAYS a good idea.

NO Onions, NO macadamia nuts, NO garlic, NO chocolate

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Postby jamesw » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:45 pm

I only have one dog that eats raw, but i just fed her the neck, the heart and some other stuff i couldnt name.

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Postby Maryellen » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:04 pm

mine are only going to be allowed to chew half the turkey neck, as its around 9 inches long., so they will get half tomorrow and half for the next day..

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Postby kaytenmags » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:29 pm

thanksgiving was a month ago for me (i'm in canada, we're wierd). i specifically went out the day after it was all over so that i could buy cheap turkey JUST for the dog. for that one week it was cheaper for me to feed turkey than chicken, and maggie loves turkey (and chicken, and pork, and deer, and okay pretty much any meat!)

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Postby JRZGRL76 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:16 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions! My mother and I are arguing about the turkey kneck because of the bones....she doesn't understand that raw bones are usually ok.

I'll probably just cut up alil bit of the liver and kneck and a small amount of the actual turkey to mix with their food. Thanks!!!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE!

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Postby jamesw » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:27 pm

I'll probably just cut up alil bit of the liver and kneck and a small amount of the actual turkey to mix with their food. Thanks!!!
I think ive read on here that thats not a good idea.

Since the meat digests faster than the kibble, its bad or something...Maybe someone can say im right or call me dumb? lol

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Postby Allie » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:40 pm

I'll feed cooked meat with kibble, just not raw meat with kibble. :thumbsup:

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Postby L Boogie » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:55 pm

It's already thanksgiving here (we're a day ahead in Japan)...both my pups had a breakfast of half of the neck, half the liver and half the heart. They looooved it.

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Postby JRZGRL76 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:54 pm

Why not raw with kibble???

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Postby kaytenmags » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:55 pm

JRZGRL76 wrote:Why not raw with kibble???

raw and kibble digest at different rates.
it takes a lot longer for kibble to digest.
i've heard that feeding them both at the same time increases the chance of salmonella poisoning (but i can't back that up)

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Postby geisthexe » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:59 pm

all my dogs got for dinner is there own turkey cut to there ounces of meet and bone. along with the same veggies and potatoe we had. Only difference in there food to ours is THERES WAS ALL RAW.

They were all very happy kids

Deb :bowdown:


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