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Old 01-26-2013, 03:49 PM
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Can I just feed Bitsy raw meat from my local grocery store or do I have to get it from somewhere special? Can she handle chewing on a chicken wing at her age? 7 wks. What would be the best raw bones to give her for a treat and to jeep her teeth healthy and give her strong jaws? Thanks. Just to clarify, I am feeding her fromms puppy and I just want to give her a bone to chew on for a treat.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:07 PM
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Hi.

Yep, you can get stuff from your local supermarket. Supplementing with raw food is great if you don't want to do completely raw. I give one raw meal a day and you can really tell in the coat and teeth of my pups. If you did go completely raw it has to be balanced but if feeding kibble then you don't need to worry about it.

They can handle chicken wings from that age, Mylo had his first at about 9 weeks. Saying that Willow just wasn't interested in chicken wings and will only eat mince. Ribs are a good one to give them to chew on. A lot of people say not to give weight baring bones because they can crack teeth but it's down to how your dog chews and personal preference. I think they'd be too big for Bitsy at this point any way. If you do feed a chicken wing or something with a lot of meat I would reduce her food for the day so she's not being over fed.

Bully sticks are a good one for keeping teeth clean and directing appropriate chewing/ helping with teething. I've never met a dog that didn't like bully sticks. Mine aren't big chewers (they chew a lot but they're not power chewers) so they last for ages.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:10 PM
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Here's a helpful thread. If you need any advice with raw Kat (Lostlakelua) and Tracy (Brodysmom) are both very knowledgable people and explain it in a very easy to understand way. Took me ages to get my head around raw but it really is the best thing we can do for our dogs

https://www.chihuahua-people.com/raw-...at-sheet~.html
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