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How do I feed raw, meaty bones in the house?
Well, this is my first post, so forgive my ignorance in advance. I adopted a Havanese pup, Jasper, about a month ago and even though I'm not quite ready to go raw entirely, I would like to introduce some raw bones to his diet. Like some of you, I don't eat much meat myself, so I find myself being uncharacteristically squeamish at the thought of raw meat all over everything. Since winter seems to have arrived here in NY, I can't just send both dogs outside for a few hours. Any suggestions? I saw one picture that was recently posted here showing a dog enjoying a big, bloody bone on a RED blanket laid over the tan carpet. Clever, but how does one get your dog to stay on said red blanket? Jasper has some health and socialization issues that are to be expected with a recent rescue, but we are working carefully on all fronts, and he is truly a delight. Especially because he needs a bit of extra help, I think the nutritional and entertainment value of the raw bones far outweighs my vegetarian leanings, and I'm game for a canine feast on Thursday. What should I try first with a pup who is just about five months old and eight pounds on the nose? Chicken backs/necks? Soup bones cut into smaller bits? Or just let him dive in to a bone that might be bigger than he is and enjoy a bit of a laugh at our little man's expense? What of the white coat? Not enough chocolate in his coat to cover the mess.
Thanks so much for your help, and hope that this Thanksgiving is a happy one for all.