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#1 IV Ecosse

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 03:40 pm

Hey, Just a quick question.

 

Pups age = 8 weeks, current/starting diet is raw meet and dams milk

 

I am carrying on with raw minced meats, brown bread, quail eggs and veg scraps. (no complete food)

 

When do I start giving bones?

 

Do I mince chicken wings and whole quail to start with or should I feed them whole??

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:00 pm

As long as its raw you can feed bones and carcass now .......

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:02 pm

Thanks Socks,

 

no danger of smaller bones causing issues? 

 

minced or whole?



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:11 pm

Feed them whole the pup will have no issues with small bones ...

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:16 pm

Just make sure they're RAW bones...

NEVER give a dog cooked bones as that's when they splinter and cause problems ;)

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:18 pm

Just make sure they're RAW bones...
NEVER give a dog cooked bones as that's when they splinter and cause problems ;)


Just to add they only splinter when they are baked in the oven ... Boiled is fine ........

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:23 pm

Thanks guys!!

 

Great help.

 

really looking forward too this raw diet.



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:26 pm

 

Just make sure they're RAW bones...
NEVER give a dog cooked bones as that's when they splinter and cause problems ;)


Just to add they only splinter when they are baked in the oven ... Boiled is fine ........

 

out of interest is there any advantage to boiling them rather than feeding them raw,does it soften them further, obviously iv never boiled them hence the question cheers



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:28 pm

They will be softer left raw ......

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:30 pm

so why boil them lol



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:31 pm

I don't ......

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 05:42 pm

Just make sure they're RAW bones...
NEVER give a dog cooked bones as that's when they splinter and cause problems ;)

Just to add they only splinter when they are baked in the oven ... Boiled is fine ........

I'm always reading and learning on this forum, I didn't realise boiled bones were ok and wouldn't splinter...

My whippet always gets them raw anyways :)

Cheers Socks ;)

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 08:36 pm

Thanks guys!!

 

Great help.

 

really looking forward too this raw diet.

 

 

mind leave the pup some :D

 

as said a few times above raw/boiled will be sound, get some pics of the pup up when can. atb



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:49 pm

so why boil them lol

because if you haven't the freezer space to freeze them for 2 weeks to kill tape worm then boiling them will kill the tape worm cyst

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 12:13 am

Picking her up this coming Tuesday do will post pics in Wednesday.
Gonna pop past Fife animal feeds first to get frozen mince blocks.




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