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Postby yuk237 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:23 am

I was wondering if the the marrow bones you can find in the supermarket are good for dogs. Someone told me that they boil them for there dogs and then give them to them and they love it. Are these safe?
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Postby moto1320 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:29 am

Cooked bones of any kind aren't a good idea, as they can splinter and cause damage. I do have one ultra thick cow bone that I let them gnaw on sometimes (a friend brought over) but only because they could make no headway on it-it was like a rock. By the time Daisy chipped it I put it away. Mine prefer the biggest nylabones...the ones for powerful chewers. They last a very long time compared to everything else.
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Postby yuk237 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:56 pm

Thank you for the advise thats what thought. :)
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Postby concreterose » Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:10 pm

I buy the raw marrow bones right out of the meat section in the supermarket. If they are too long, I'll ask the butcher to cut them in half so they can get all the marrow out. They are usually labeled soup bones. The dogs love them!
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Postby yuk237 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:23 pm

Do you boil the bones for your dog? Or just feed them the bones raw?
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Postby concreterose » Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:43 pm

I just give them to them raw.
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Postby CinderDee » Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:43 pm

I also feed my dog raw marrow bones. He loves them and they keep his teeth clean. :) The smallest ones that I give him are about 4".


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Postby yuk237 » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:35 pm

Thats cool. Thanks for all the advise. I love this site. :peace:
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Postby raiyo » Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:57 pm

I always wanted to buy marrow bones for my dog, but which section is it off of and which animal? How thick is it, and usually how long is it? Pictures will be nice, so I can find it easier.
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Postby CinderDee » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:15 am

Image

This is a pic of one that Kato's in the middle of eating right now. :yucky:
It's about 5" in length. The bone is from a cow and I think it's the femur.

I don't cook them. I also remove some of the marrow because my dog has a funky stomach.

Hope that helps!
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PS...How about some new Kozmo pics?
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Postby raiyo » Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:32 am

thanks for the picture, kind of gives me an idea what it looks like.

new pics of kozmo? welll..... i posted it up just for u. enjoy
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=13348#13348

EDIT: BTW, how thick is the bone?
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Postby concreterose » Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:46 pm

They're not very thick. One of my dogs can chew them up (she's a hardcore chewer), and the other one can't or wont...she just licks the marrow out (lazy thing). I like them because they're cheap and even when they lick the marrow out, they'll chew on them (except lazy :twisted: )
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Postby CinderDee » Thu Apr 29, 2004 8:33 pm

Awww, thanks for posting the pics. They're awesome! Kozmo is one of my favorite bullies. :inlove:

I just measured the bone and it's approx. 5/8" thick although most of the bones seem to be 1/2".
After he strips it, I wash it and use it like most people use a kong. I stuff it with peanut butter.


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Wow! I can't believe your dog chews these up. roflmao

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Postby barbponys » Fri Apr 30, 2004 10:18 pm

Those are easy chews for my kids. I tend to get the cut ones, so they are halved and jaws can't get stuck in the bone. They last a day or so, my pug will have one chewed in a couple of hours, he's real hard core.

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Postby elegy » Sat May 01, 2004 1:18 am

i usually get knuckle bones for luce, "soup bones" from the local butcher. they come with some meat on them. she thinks they're fabulous. she eats off the meat, them scrapes out the marrow, and eventually if i don't replace it, she'll eat the whole bone. they smell TERRIBLE until she gets the meat cleaned off lol.
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