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So I offered Leo and Rex the “drum stick” portion of a raw chicken wing yesterday morning. Leo promptly set about the business of crunching it up as if he had eaten a raw chicken wing every day of his life! Rex, our truly froufrou doggie, delicately attempted to nibble at the skin then meat. He kept looking st me as if to say “Mom, help me here!” I took a meat mallet to it but the bone seem to break into pieces the were pointy and sharp. I picked those out and let Rex try again but he still couldn’t work his way through it. I gave it to Becca, our larger dog, who knew exactly what it was for- chomp, chomp gone!
I don't feed raw bones/meat often because I have a compromised immune system, and the clean-up on dogs with facial hair is more trouble than it's worth to me. But every once in a while, if I'm roasting a chicken or turkey, I will give try to give them the neck. (chopped into 3 pieces so they all get some) From the time Kodi was a puppy, he knew JUST what to do with these, and chomped them down. The girls are so funny. Both seem to know it is something "precious" and will guard it against all comers. But they won't EAT IT!!! They will sit there and guard it for hours. (I give them to them in their own crates, with the doors closed so they can't bother each other) I keep thinking they'll finally catch on, but it hasn't happened yet. I think they'd starve if I tried to feed them a "prey model" diet... "But mom! It's not cooked!"
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Yesterday I tried a chicken neck with the dogs as I had found a pack at Publix. Even Rexy managed to eat one. I tried it with the kittens. They chewed on one for awhile but didn’t manage to crunch up the bone. I’ll try again. Maybe a couple of chicken necks a week will help with their teeth and improve their jaw strength then maybe I can try a chicken wing again.

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I get chicken necks at the butcher and use a cleaver to cut them into one-inch chunks. I put a few chunks on top of my pup's food every day (breakfast and dinner) and he usually eats them after he's finished everything else. He stays at his food dish to eat them.

The first time I tried I just gave him a whole chicken neck, thinking he would chew on it. He carried it to the other side of the kitchen, set it down, and barked at it for 10 minutes straight! It was too funny to take it away or try to make him stop. I finally picked it up and cut it into pieces, and he's been happy to eat them ever since.
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Once a dog's jaws become strong enough to crunch through bones, they actually do not touch the ground much! Still, an easy-to-clean area is always nice... or outside. If a dog tends to gulp or swallow fast (perhaps because of other dogs around), making sure the piece is large will help slow them down. But supervision is wise.

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My dogs eat their raw food on a thick towel. Each dog has their own towel separated by at least 10 feet and each respects the others space. My yorkie tends to eat faster and used to try to get some of Mia’s portion but that no longer happens. Mia let him know that was not acceptable!
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This has to be the BEST and FUNNIEST answer on where to feed a dog Raw meat bones.
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All News to me. I thought it was dangerous to feed dogs chicken bones. I wanna try it. Are chicken necks or wings better? I'm not going to switch to primal eating but would like to add it as a topping to Patti's Honest Chicken meals. Tell me how...

I once gave a Scotty a rib bone and she got it caught in the roof of her mouth. Awful!! as I didn't notice for a while. That was 40 years ago and I still feel terrible about it.

The rib bone was cooked. So ... raw bones are safe and don't splinter???
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