IMPORTANT Question for RAW FEEDERS!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by aggieterpkatie, May 31, 2010.

  1. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to give my dogs a rare treat...actually, a totally new treat. I cut a raw turkey neck in half and gave a half to each of my dogs. They both swallowed the necks WHOLE! [​IMG] I was expecting them to CHEW the halves, but nope. Are they going to be ok? I don't feed raw, but I've been debating it for a while. I just decided to give them a treat and never expected them to just hork it down. Can they digest the bones or is there a chance they'll be impacted? [​IMG]
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    They shoudl easily be able to disest the raw bones
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Perfectly natural.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Whether they chomp on them or gulp them, they'll digest fine.
     
  5. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all!! I called my vet friend and she said they should be fine or I could make them vomit them back up. I'd rather not do that, so I'll just wait it out. Whew!
     
  6. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
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    I am trying deperatly to get my friends and family tio try raw food with thier dogs .. You all have any good sites for info .. It would be greatly appreciatted
     
  7. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
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    They may vomit it up on their own and then eat it again. Which is also normal.
    Next time put on some gloves, if you prefer, and hold the other end to teach them to chew it up first. [​IMG] They will be ok.
    My girl just had 3 roo necks. No worries about small uncooked neck bones.
     
  8. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't feed turkey necks for this reason. They are a real choking hazard for some dogs, and many will bolt them like you describe. As long as they were actually able to swallow the entire neck down, they should be fine.

    Turkey necks should be used with caution when fed to dogs who are big enough to try to swallow them whole.
     
  9. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    our beagles do that too, swallow them hole, don't chew or anything! sometimes I think giving them treats like that is more for us then them. we just stick to dog food and small pieces of meat, and we give them one at a time, making them take turns. and tell them easy every time they take it, sometimes they do better!
     
  10. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
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    I feed my St Bernard and labradoodle raw turkey necks quite often however they don't swallow them whole, they chew them up and it takes them awhile. I'd do like Crazyland said and hold one end until they learn to chew their food. Dogs that tend to bolt their food need to learn how to slow down and they will. The St. tried to eat like this when we first started feeding raw.
     

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