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Bones for GSD

Okay I might get a few chuckles out of this question but where do you get the marrow bones or knuckle bones and such that I hear people talk about? I know not to feed the bones from petsmart off the shelf so I really have no idea what bones they are talking about. Also, if you give a puppy a tasty bone will they ever want to chew on just their puppy toys??
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I get my marrow bones from the butcher and keep them in freezer.
they love them and I give them pigs ears not often but once and a while

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My local supermarket has them packaged in foam trays & wrapped with plastic in either the fresh or frozen meat section.

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Re: Bones for GSD

Here's another question ( BTW I am not laughing at your question I wondered myself ).

Ok, so the raw bones from the butcher I've bought them before & Duke loves them of course but I will only let him eat them when we are outside because of the blood & mess, so do you feed in the house and how do you avoid the blood, mess & bacteria ?

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Originally Posted By: sgtmom52My local supermarket has them packaged in foam trays & wrapped with plastic in either the fresh or frozen meat section.
That's where I get them. Go for the big ones, anything under 4" can be crushed by a german shepherd, even a smaller GSD like my female can snap them then they could choke on it.

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Originally Posted By: Gyggles1so do you feed in the house and how do you avoid the blood, mess & bacteria ?
I give bones outside. It's a good way to keep two dogs happy and quiet outside when I'm trying to clean my house (they both attack the vacuum.) After they strip the meat off the outside, I will let them have bones in the basement. Basement ONLY, after one or two well cleaned bones have been dropped on my hardwood floors (nice dent, thanks Otter)

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I get them pretty cheap, $3 for a bag in Ranch 99 store. It is a chinese groceries store. I put them in the freezer and then take one at the time, defrost a bit only.
I feed it outside or in the crate. And then Buddy usually brings the rest of the bone (if there is some left) inside the house and hides it.

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I didnt even think of the mess! Yuck! Have to think the bone thing through!!
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You can teach a GSD to eat it on a towel if you want him inside with it. Nothing says happy like a dog with a big huge marrow bone.

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Originally Posted By: sumOkay I might get a few chuckles out of this question but where do you get the marrow bones or knuckle bones and such that I hear people talk about? I know not to feed the bones from petsmart off the shelf so I really have no idea what bones they are talking about. Also, if you give a puppy a tasty bone will they ever want to chew on just their puppy toys??
Why aren't you supposed to feed them bones from Petsmart?
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I thought i had heard that those bones are to easy to choke on.
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