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I went to the butcher today and he sold me 6 nice size marrow bones for 4 bucks!!! I walked in and got semi-assaulted as they smelled the goodies in the bag. Forget putting them away for another day, they had to have one NOW!
Each Lab takes their bone and runs off to a different part of the house. Ruby does this celebratory strut before she goes off to hunker down with her bone.

After 2 hours of total peace and quiet, they are now in a marrow bone coma.... eyes rolled back, tongues hangin' out and unable to move let alone go out. Marrow bones must equate to doggy margaritas.
 

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After 2 hours of total peace and quiet, they are now in a marrow bone coma.... eyes rolled back, tongues hangin' out and unable to move let alone go out. Marrow bones must equate to doggy margaritas.
Oh Susan I could just see your three (Emma, Aidan & Ruby) all sprawled out on the floor, enoying those bones. Did you enjoy the peace & quiet, cause with 3 labs, I'd say it is hard to come by.
 

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Yeah, can someone post a picture of one of these things? I'm not much of a meat eater and have never talked to a butcher. I kind of want to know what I'm talking about before I ask him. :)
I was going to find the thread I had of Willy the Bone Collector. There's a whole pile of them in that picture. But I can't find my old posts since the update.
 

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Okay, that totally grossed me out....that's one of the reasons I don't eat a lot of meat. I don't like to see it or touch it in the raw form. If I eat it, it can't look like it came from an animal, LOL!
 

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And even after they have scooped out the good stuff in the middle, they hang on to the bare, empty bone. I swear my 3 have such nice teeth because they get one of these a week.
Also, make sure they are long enough to not tempt them to swallow. I'd say make sure they are a good 3-4 inches long.
The butcher will know exactly what you want.
 

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Blech! That is not a good looking (from my viewpoint) item to bring into the house. The things we do for our dogs! Ha ha! Someone mentioned the raw ones are best, is that just so they don't end up eating splinters and such? Must admit, I've never given much thought to the raw vs. cooked bone argument.
 

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If I eat it, it can't look like it came from an animal, LOL!
I hear you there! Once my dad & I bought a lamb from a farmer (already processed). When I saw the farmer I commented on the meat being so good, and he
proceeded to tell me that my lamb was the only one that didn't go for kosher so it spent the night alone before he took it to be processed. He said it cried all
night long. Needless to say, unfortunately I couldn't eat any more of that meat. It made me sick just to see it in the freezer so my dad got the rest of it. I have
never again bought any meat like that. I could give up meat pretty easily.
 

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Ok...so will they get sick from eating the raw bones? I mean if they are not fed a raw diet. Also, it doesn't break apart so there wouldn't be no choking?? I would love to get Koko to chomp on one of those...she has bad teeth, despite dental cleanings and teeth brushings I can't get the tartar to stay away. She is not a toy/fake bone chewer. She loves the tennis ball. But I wonder if she would go for one of those? I have a butcher down the road. I might stop by there tomorrow. Just gotta keep the 1 yr old away...they share everything..and I mean EVERYTHING!!!
 

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I wouldn't think they'd get sick from eating one, unless they have a reallys sensitive system. Maybe give them gradually at first. My dogs have part raw and part kibble diet so they're used to the raw. They get a lot of raw venison in hunting season. And yes the reason not to give cooked or smoked is because the bones get brittle and will splinter.

And yes, I do believe that is why my dog's teeth are so clean. They get at least three or four a week. Sometimes more.
 

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Shelby loves her marrow bones. She either goes outside or I will put one of her blankies on the kitchen floor. At my grocery store they often will have them out with the other meats in 6 packs for three bucks or so and labeled "soup bones" Once they didn't have any out so I went to the butcher counter and asked if they had any, he said "No, but I can cut some up for ya" So he goes into the walkin freezer and comes out with this huge femur bone, holds it up high and says laughing "do you want this big one or cut it up?" :)
 
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