Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Harry and Lola,
Thanks for the reply. I should have been more specific..These are raw femurs (full of marrow), most with some meat on them, cut to various sizes. Very dense bone, and Raven does not make much of a dent in them..(They package them as "soup bones" for some reason)..I ask the butcher directly for marrow bones. I agree with your view of regular soup bones, as some of them are not dense enough to prevent splintering, even in the raw state. I don't feed Raven raw any more, and these are basically for a mid-day treat, and to keep her teeth in good shape. The puppy has already snagged one of the larger "polished" femurs, and was happily gnawing away, until Raven came back, and "pointed out" that you don't take what doesn't belong to you. Good to know that I can give the puppy the "used" femurs to gnaw on, now that things are settling down, and she is allowing the puppy to share her food bowl....Treats are a different matter, and as long as both of them have the treat at the same time, there is no problem. Our cat can even take food out of Ravens' mouth with no problem.