Ok, so I'm a bit confused here. Whie growing up, my parents warned us over and over to NEVER give our dogs a chicken bone because it would splinter. My fiance always gave his dog chicken bones...but I have threatened him to not give our new babies chicken bones. In reading some of the posts in this thread it appears its ok to do it? Is this only if we are feeding a raw diet? Or is it a safe thing to do?
Personally I would never give my dogs chicken bones for that self same reason.
raw they are pretty soft. Cooked they are dangerous.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
no cooked bones.of any kind (that includes smoked)
Thanks for your replies everyone. I guess uncooked certainly is a lot softer isn't it? Still...it scares me to death to give chicken bones. Must be from all the years it was drummed into my head...lol.
In my experience cooked bones splinter and become very sharp.
Thanks Cinders...so definetly NO cooked bones...even the big soup bones that are smooth is how I'm taking this. So glad to know this. I only knew chicken bones could splinter.
I have a dog food business that makes food for the Barf diet. I have had customers for years that only feed their labs chicken carcasses raw! And quite a few that ask for turkey wings and thighs. They all feed them raw!