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what types of bones/hides etc. are ok for puppies/dogs?
do they have to be a certain age for that kinda stuff?
because i remember reading a label on some kinda
doggy thing (not sure what it was) that said its not for puppies.

are those "gourmet" bakery stands in pet stores a safer way to go?
for that sort of stuff?
 

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i saw someone's post about not give raw hides to small dogs but i buy the little bones for the small dogs but i really don't like them b/c there so small jamoka and jemini can put the whole thing in there mouths. sooo now i buy the big ones so it's harder to get fully in there mouths.

and i also buy from the bakey stand and they REALLY LOVE them, but mainly the ones with the cream in the middle :laughing6: i think ti's funny b/c it's like a lil kid
 

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Hello again! :D

I think the main thing to remember with bones and chews for pups is that supervision is key.

Lots of people on the board give their pups "bully sticks" and love them. I bought Cooper his first one today and it's already gone. :D I thought it would take him a lot longer to get through it than it did and when I went to take it from him, there was nothing left!! :shock:

I also give him Greenies, although there are varying opinions about them, Cooper loves them and I wouldn't break his heart by taking them away. They're softer than rawhides and bones so, in that respect, they're better for puppies' teeth but a lot have had problems with choking or near choking on them.

I also give Cooper a peanut butter and rawhide chew ... I just went to the Petco site to find out exactly what they are but they're re-designing the site and it's down. Just my luck.

My prediction is you'll go through a lot of different products before you find the one your dog loves though; I've found that dogs are just as finicky as cats are when it comes to rawhides and bones.
 

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from what i hurd people talking , that they could coke on the little pieces of "meat" that 's in the middle . BUT THAT'S ONLY WHAT I HEARD . i don't know if it's true
 

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ok ok so supervision is key...he really loves to bite stuff!
especially cardboard, napkins, and shoes!
 

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hey what about bones from like beef ribs, steaks, and such?
has anyone ever tried that? is it ok?
 

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REAL bones from steaks you eat? Those could cause problems with splintering, etc. Our chi when I was a kid got them all the time and never had a problem but they kind of scare me now that I'm the mom.

They're probably better for your dog than the store bought kind but I don't know about the risks involved. We have some vet techs and people that would probably know better than me.
 

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tik0z said:
ok ok so supervision is key...he really loves to bite stuff!
especially cardboard, napkins, and shoes!

NO! PUT THAT DOWN! sorry i felt like i was talking to jamoka and jemini they seem to live off of eating napkins and cardborad. i just don't understand it :roll: . i mean they really eat napkins no matter how many times i chase them and yell at them they sneak them out of the kicthen ,trash,bathrrom,lol walking down the street! :lol:

i also wanted to add that you should look out for pens,penciles, markers... these are things i always have to fight to get froma puppy that doesn't want to give it up
 

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he gets possessed when he gets a hold of a napkin! he looks kinda like this guy: :twisted:
 

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My answer to all of them would be 'NO WAY',i wouldnt give any of them to my dogs! :(
 

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On a Labrador forum I used to belong to, they gave their dogs uncooked bones, such as soup bones. Bones won't splinter unless they've been cooked. :)
 

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TuckersMom said:
On a Labrador forum I used to belong to, they gave their dogs uncooked bones, such as soup bones. Bones won't splinter unless they've been cooked. :)
ooohhh... I didn't know that.
Poco would get cooked ones, but it was the 1970s and no one did anything right then... remember disco? LOL That's good to know about the uncooked bones. I wonder if anyone else has info on those and the benefits/drawbacks to them.
 

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tik0z said:
hey what about bones from like beef ribs, steaks, and such?
has anyone ever tried that? is it ok?
the only real meat bones you should be giving to your dog should be raw. My chis love chicken wings and ox tails and small marrow bones. They also love baby carrots and frozen melons.

never ever ever give your dogs cooked bones of any kind..they can splinter and cause major internal damage.
 

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chicken bones?...are those ok?
even i hae problems with chicken
wing bones..haha...can dogs get solmonilla (sp?)
from that?
 

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NO chicken bones. Too dangerous and too small - they can get lodged in the throat too easily.

Wow... I seemed pretty militant there, didn't I? :lol:
 

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tik0z said:
chicken bones?...are those ok?
even i hae problems with chicken
wing bones..haha...can dogs get solmonilla (sp?)
from that?
lol right!
anyway if bones are back for dogs then y do they have them big trukey bones in petco and what not or is that waht you would call a raw hide?
 

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Raw bones are okay, especially chicken bones because they are quite soft. It is the dried out bones or bones that have been cooked that can splinter and hurt them. If you have a tbone steak and give the bone that night for them to naw on it would be okay!

I do give Chewy rawhide bones but big ones so they can't actually fit in his mouth. More like he just TRIES to get to the corner of them!
 

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NO chicken bones. Too dangerous and too small - they can get lodged in the throat too easily.

Wow... I seemed pretty militant there, didn't I? :lol:
raw chicken bones are fine for your dogs..they should only be fed under supervison but there's nothing wrong with feeding them. Mine love drumsticks and wings.
 
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