I am thawing out a lamb, about newborn-size, but I am wondering if the leg bones are safe to feed for the adult teeth? Anyone have experience in this?
The lamb was tiny but had grass in its stomach. About the height of a Min Pin. With 'bare' do you mean no bones?Yes, the lower part of the leg. I'm not sure how old the lamb was, not super young I don't think, most likely a few months. I always feed them with all of the meat on them though, never "bare".
Can you tell me why no beef bones? I've been giving mine beef bones. I ask them to cut off the heads of the bones so he can get to the marrow. Am I giving him something I shouldn't be? Is it because you're afraid it may damage their teeth?I feed lamb shanks with no problems, although the bones are definitely harder than pork and chicken bones. The only thing I don't feed are beef bones.
Can you tell me why no beef bones? I've been giving mine beef bones. I ask them to cut off the heads of the bones so he can get to the marrow. Am I giving him something I shouldn't be? Is it because you're afraid it may damage their teeth?
Also anyone know if pork bones are safe? In other words, do we need to worry about trichinosis from raw pork products?
Ok, good to know. Thanks.I think beef bones are just too hard for their teeth. I've had 2 dogs with slab fractures from chewing on beef bones so I just don't give them anymore. Beef neck bones I'll give at times because it gives them a good workout, but I take them away when the meat is gone. My dogs love pork bones, and I'll buy a pork shoulder/pork butt, cut off most of the fat layer and give them the whole thing. They usually finish every last molecule of bone, lol. From what I've been told, all pork sold in U.S supermarkets have been frozen at some point, so I don't worry about trichinosis. I wouldn't feed fresh, raw meat from a wild pig, or from a farm, without deep freezing it for a month first. I've been doing this for about 17 years now without any problems.