There is a great new Natural Dog Store @ Allentown's Farmer Market
They sell frozen Knuckle Bones with some meat and fat on them.
Would say they are the third to less then the half the size of a basketball.
I have been giving Moses one a week on the weekend.
Give it to him Friday night then take it away Sunday morning.
Do you think I an squeeze another one or two in the week..or is this too much..?
Let his stool consistency be your guide. If he eats too much for his system, he may get severely constipated and that will be very uncomfortable and painful for him. If there is alot of fat on the bone, keep an eye that he doesn't end up with diarrhea from all the fat. If all looks well, then continue on and let him enjoy the bones, as long as they are raw.
This is EXACTLY what a wanted confirmed
Yes everything ..is great in his stools.
He is as healthy as can be
And ..YES Raw
And my fear was what you stated might be side effects..( but all is OK).
I plan on giving him a smaller knuckle bone ,,mid week
I Stay away from bones for at least 15 plus years (because of side effects)
But I was giving the wrong kinda of Bones plus cooking them.
Now I know to give Raw
I do make the chicken jerky every other week..
Most likely not as good as yours but..better then anything you can buy in a pet store
Can by it less then 2 dollars a pound
Have them put in 1 lbs bags
Freeze them then cut them thin then bake them at low heat for 3 hr's \
Oh, and forgot to mention.....make sure the bones you offer are large enough so that your dog can not swallow them whole. Any bone that is small enough for a dog to try and swallow in one piece is too dangerous to feed --- red flag, choking hazard -- don't risk it!
Keep the bones large and raw. Be cautious with beef bones because they are very hard and hearty chewers may chip or crack a tooth trying to work through them.
I don't give my dog beef bones for that reason. I don't want to risk dental damage. Instead, I give my dog pork neck bones or pork shoulder bones. They are softer than beef bones, so the dog can eventually chew them up completely. The ones I get are quite large, so no choking hazard from being too small. I give Tilley one of her bones once every three days. Any more often and she will become constipated. Once every three days seems to be her tolerance level. Some dogs can do more often, some less....
Glad to hear that the homemade chicken jerky is working out well for you. It is so much healthier for your dog and much cheaper for you.....and the nice thing is, they're made in your home, not in China, LOL, LOL!