|03-24-2014 11:54 PM|
|Lauri & The Gang||
Knuckle bones have no marrow in them - that is only found in the long leg bones. Marrow is the soft, VERY fatty stuff inside the hollow bones.
Usually you will get the opposite problem from knuckle bones - too much bone can cause hard stools.
|03-16-2014 10:55 PM|
|lhczth||sometimes they are for sale as soup bones. you may need to find a grocery where they still do some of their own meat cutting.|
|03-16-2014 06:24 PM|
After a lot of calls I got real lucky. I found a butcher that had no use for knuckle bones and gives me 20-25 a week for free. They slow down in the summer so I turned on my freezer and I'm stock piling. He gave me a good deal on beef heart too.
|03-16-2014 05:57 PM|
|SARpup||Where can I find the knuckle bones? I asked the butcher at the grocery stor and all he gave me was beef marrow bones for stew. I saw knuckle bones at petco but they are smoked. Should I just go to a different store or special request the butcher to save the knuckle for me?|
|03-09-2014 11:50 PM|
Yes, I do.....and have seen an older dog crack a tooth. If you research the bones which are considerably softer than the enamel on a dog's teeth you will get a better feel for which bones to give your dog over the long haul. I was under the impression that weight bearing ( excepting poultry ) bones can be problematic and perhaps ones to not regularly give to your dog....of course any cooked bones, I would stay away from. Granted the knuckle bones are considered weight bearing but the knuckle end ( head ) is a bit softer and a dog can deal with it BUT the more slender section of a knuckle bone could cause problems as it is considerably harder. Bones which are not weight bearing such as neck bones, cow tail ( ox tail ) etc seem to be easily chewed by dog and if any hard portion remains at the end..I just throw it away.
I appreciate your concern as I still cringe at times when my pooch makes those crunching and cracking sounds while working on a bone....I always keep my fingers crossed it's just the bone breaking.
|03-09-2014 07:32 PM|
Oh boy all I need are loose stools lol
Don't you guys get nervous about cracking or breaking teeth? Sage is so loud and just sounds like bone and teeth are cracking!
|03-09-2014 12:15 PM|
|Blanketback||Those are good bones to use, but be aware that too much marrow will cause loose stools. Ask me how I know|
|03-09-2014 11:41 AM|
|Jax08||neck bones are good too. lamb, pork, beef|
|03-09-2014 11:17 AM|
They are fine. I give them to my dogs.
Smoked bones are cooked, harder, and more likely to shatter so, thus, dangerous.
|03-09-2014 12:31 AM|
I'm pretty sure they are not smoked. Just completely raw.
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