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Old 12-27-2012, 05:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I gave my 2 some lamb shanks today and they absolutely loved ripping the meat of those. I was watching them eat because I wanted to see what would happen to the actual bone.
Mojo the older dog chewed through hers in just a few minutes and I took a few smaller pieces of her.
Hex took a lot longer to eat his and the bigger bit is what was left of his.

I was worried about the longer "shards"(bottom of picture), would you let your dog eat those? They look a bit sharp and spiky also some of the ends are quite knobbly I was not sure about them swallowing a big piece like that.

Also I got some lamb neck, do you just left them chew away on those?
Are the bones in chicken thighs ok for them to crunch up??
Sorry, I probably sound like an idiot asking all this
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Lamb is softer than mutton, so yes, I'd let them munch away...but not give too much per munch session. Though it depends on the dog. My dogs have never had problems w/ bones...though I don't feed any beef or mammal weight bearing bones.
Chicken is fine(all parts) to feed.
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Hmm being shanks they are weight bearing bones but they are very little, and the sheep is less then 12 month old when slaughtered,
The bone does not feel as hard as a big cow leg bone thats for sure!
It's amazing actually watching them eat a meaty bone like that!
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I've also heard that freezing them (and feeding frozen, like "meat popsicles") causes them to break apart differently--without splintering. Not sure if it's true, but we do it with turkey necks.
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