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Silly ?? Can I give them steak? Bone and all?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gritsar, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Just gonna be me and the boys - Jax & Kane, our GSDs - on Christmas Day; DH is working.

    We give them raw beef from time to time and plenty of raw bones, chicken and beef.

    Can they each have a t-bone? Or is the tip of the T too sharp?
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Way too sharp. [​IMG]
     
  3. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Not a T bone, bone! to many sharp edges all the way around.... Mine would just try to swallow whole!!!
     
  4. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have given all of my dogs ( including my working sheep dogs, Rottwielers, and Champion producing Boxers) T-bone bones as well as any and all types of bones for 6 decades and never had a Vet visit much less any problems.
     
  5. Hound

    Hound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only weight bearing bones, uncooked!
     
  6. ChickenFanaticAB

    ChickenFanaticAB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm, we always give our dogs our leftover t bones...cooked...never had a problem.
     
  7. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:Then you've been really lucky. [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Well our boys have gotten lots of raw beef bones, usually a leg bone from the processor.

    Hmmm, everyones divided. Maybe I should give them ribeyes instead. Not that they can tell the diff. between a ribeye and a straight sirloin.
     
  9. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:My opinion comes from what I've seen as a tech at an emergency clinic - obviously you can do what you want, but my dogs don't get bones of any kind...just seen too many sick or injured dogs from them... [​IMG]
     
  10. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    If I denied my dogs everything that they might hurt there selves on they would be in a padded box. They don't get cooked bird bones but they can have anything else. If I was going to give a dog a stake I would cook it enough to sear the outside but still be raw inside.
     

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