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Marrow Bone Comas

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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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I still haven't tried them on my girls. How do you get around the gunk on the carpet from the bones?
Mine clean up the gunk! Not a drop left over. And yes, mine enter the coma state also. They absolutely love them.
What exactly do you get from your butcher?
Just ask for marrow bones, they should know. And make sure they're raw, not cooked or smoked, those are brittle.

I do make mine stay in the kitchen if it's a particularly messy one.
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.
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.
When they get to the coma state, Judy grabs every one else's and has four bones around her, marrow in all of them, long gone.

I can't understand how anyone with labs can be grossed out about anything. I have seen my dogs:
eat cat poop
vomit then eat it
eat someone elses vomit
swallow a live chipmunk whole
roll in dead, decaying anything
roll in wild animal poop
eat live new born bunnies
eat garbage
And I still kiss them and sleep with them. I'm immune to gross.
So true!!
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