Originally Posted by SkyAtBlue
Thank you Tracy, I feel so silly now. I should've figured, but everyone is always talking about the legs and never the whole hen.
Which one do you think would be best for their Teeth?
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Don't feel silly! How could you know?
I personally like pork necks or pork ribs. I use in place of a meal. Whatever you try, read the label and make sure it isn't enhanced with sodium. Lots of meats are. Keep sodium less than 100mg per 4 ounce serving. Just stay away from sawed bones like t-bones or pork chop bones. Those can be sharp. You want a bone covered in meat. I have found the beef ribs to be good also. They are a flatter bone, about 1.5 inches wide and about 4-5 inches long. They usually come with a lot of meat on them. I usually trim off most of the meat for another meal and give the bone with some meat left on it.
You will become a student of your dogs and learn if they are power chewers, or dainty chewers. Some really power through bones and some just gnaw on them nicely.
Then adjust accordingly.
Whatever meaty bones I give, I don't expect Brody to consume them completely. (Unless it is cornish hens, which I feed a couple times a week as meaty chunks with bone, 2 ounces at a time). That could cause constipation and would be wayyyy too much bone. He is a smart eater and will eat the meat off and then settle down and gnaw on the bone, really scraping his teeth, which is what you want. After a couple hours, he leaves it. Usually completely scraped of meat and starting to dry out. At that point, I pick it up and throw it out.
That's what works for us. Every dog is different.