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so i have access to a butcher and was wondering what would be a good bone to buy with calcium in them for my 7 week old pup. Plus also healthy
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Ask for fresh knuckle bones. And no smoked!
When your pup is not eating it, put it in the fridge. If it dries out it can splinter and cause digestion problems.
Marrow bones can cause runny poo as the marrow is rich, so I would try to get the knucklebones.

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We give our dogs marrow bones. Most super markets have them in their meat case. Once the dogs chew them to the point that they show signs of splintering we throw them out. Also, we usually supervise their chewing and we don't leave the bones out and about. After a chew session the bones go into the freezer until the next time.

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so would the cow feamer be good?
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You ever price the precooked wrapped ones in the pet food isle? Man, they are expensive! Usually around $6.00 for something my dog will go through in 15 minutes. I am a deer hunter. This year I got one and cut up all 4 legs, baked them, wrapped and froze them. Got an equivalent of $200-250 worth of what I would have had to pay for the precooked beef ones. The best part is, my dog loves them! If you hunt or know anyone that does, they are a great option. Most people throw the legs and leg quarters away after they get the meat they want off of them.
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so would the cow feamer be good?
weight bearing bones can break teeth, I would stick with knuckle bones and small marrow bones

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You ever price the precooked wrapped ones in the pet food isle? Man, they are expensive! Usually around $6.00 for something my dog will go through in 15 minutes. I am a deer hunter. This year I got one and cut up all 4 legs, baked them, wrapped and froze them. Got an equivalent of $200-250 worth of what I would have had to pay for the precooked beef ones. The best part is, my dog loves them! If you hunt or know anyone that does, they are a great option. Most people throw the legs and leg quarters away after they get the meat they want off of them.
baked bones can splinter off and are harder to digest than a raw bone

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baked bones can splinter off and are harder to digest than a raw bone
I only bake them long enough to cook the meat to 160 degrees to kill bacteria. Only prolonged cooking causes bones to splinter and FYI, venison is less likely to splinter compared to most other bones.
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Freezing should take care of any bacteria also without the risk of bones splintering. I give the marrow bones but my dogs don't seem to be sensitive to the marrow. Jax is on a RAW diet so I'm don't worry about her getting calcium from chew bones.

How about pork necks? Not sure if that is ok with a puppy but hopefully a more experienced person will chime in.
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Venison bones are hard, as the deer usually is older than a yr. The older the animal the denser the bone. I would still opt to get a fresh knuckle bone. Any weight bearing bones can cause dental issues.
I feed pork neck bones, they tend to be safe,
but now and then my dogs will barf the undigested bone back up.
I also agree with NOT cooking and most dogs can handle the bacteria from a raw bone.

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