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Bequavious 12-14-2013 12:19 PM

Types of bones and what they're good for
 
Ok so I went to the supermarket looking for raw beef knuckles. The first store said, "no I don't think we have those, but everything like that is over here." There were turkey necks and "soup bones." So I tried another store with a much larger selection. They had beef feet, pig feet, pig hocks, deer hocks, turkey necks, and a couple other items. When I asked about beef knuckles the guy told me what butchers called knuckled were more like beef tips and didn't have any bone in it?

So I'm just really confused about which bones to get. I know chicken ones are good for edible bones, but I was looking for something with dental benefits- not too hard that they might splinter and not too small/soft that they just get eaten without scraping any plaque.

Ps- what are "soup bones"?


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Sansa's Mom 12-14-2013 12:34 PM

Soup bones are big bones u put in soup so that the marrow comes out and gives it flavor. If they're raw you can get one of those for your gsd, i'd just make sure it's not smoked or precooked in any way.

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Bequavious 12-14-2013 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Sansa's Mom (Post 4669906)
Soup bones are big bones u put in soup so that the marrow comes out and gives it flavor. If they're raw you can get one of those for your gsd, i'd just make sure it's not smoked or precooked in any way.

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Yeah I figured they were for making soup, I guess I just wanted to know what part of the animal it was from?


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doggiedad 12-14-2013 02:55 PM

beef femur bones (whole or center cut), deer antlers and elk antlers.
pm me your address and i'll send you a whole femur and a center cut
piece.

doggiedad 12-14-2013 02:58 PM

smoked in a smoker is ok. i wouldn't feed the ones that are
liquid smoked or flavor added for the smoke flavor.

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Originally Posted by Sansa's Mom (Post 4669906)
Soup bones are big bones u put in soup so that the marrow comes out and gives it flavor. If they're raw you can get one of those for your gsd, i'd just make sure it's not smoked or precooked in any way.

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E.Hatch 12-14-2013 03:16 PM

We buy bags of shank and knuckle bones along with some chubs from Blue Ridge Beef. Not sure if they have a dealer near you but it's worth checking out if so, the prices are great and we're happy with the quality.

Blue Ridge Beef: Dealers - Raw Meat for Dogs - Cats

Harry and Lola 12-14-2013 03:47 PM

Have a look at this website, it gives you some really good ideas on the type of bones to give Raw Feeding Recipes

Also, you might want to try sourcing from a pet store rather than a supermarket as they may carry the bigger meaty bones. Raw femur are a good bone to give occasionally, however there is rarely any meat on it just the marrow inside.

Bequavious 12-14-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by E.Hatch (Post 4670442)
We buy bags of shank and knuckle bones along with some chubs from Blue Ridge Beef. Not sure if they have a dealer near you but it's worth checking out if so, the prices are great and we're happy with the quality.

Blue Ridge Beef: Dealers - Raw Meat for Dogs - Cats

Ok cool I'll check them out. It looks like there are a couple nearby :)


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Bequavious 12-14-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Harry and Lola (Post 4670610)
Have a look at this website, it gives you some really good ideas on the type of bones to give Raw Feeding Recipes

Also, you might want to try sourcing from a pet store rather than a supermarket as they may carry the bigger meaty bones. Raw femur are a good bone to give occasionally, however there is rarely any meat on it just the marrow inside.

Yeah the only thing I had found at pet stores were the flavored ones that were like $5 each. I figured a could get a better deal at the grocer or a butcher, but it turns out I don't speak "butcher" lol. I had no idea what everything was and what would be best for my purposes (cleaning teeth).


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erfunhouse 12-16-2013 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Bequavious (Post 4671898)
Yeah the only thing I had found at pet stores were the flavored ones that were like $5 each. I figured a could get a better deal at the grocer or a butcher, but it turns out I don't speak "butcher" lol. I had no idea what everything was and what would be best for my purposes (cleaning teeth).


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Though Sabo is barely 9months (on the 19th) He was getting some ickies on his teeth...literally ONE Turkey neck and his teeth were pearly white!!!!

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