‘Dem bones, ‘dem bones, ‘dem bones

7 04 2008

I had an interesting conversation with Greg (my butcher) this afternoon and learned something I didn’t know. I popped in to pick up some chicken carcasses (it’s nearly making-chicken-stock-for-winter-soup time), and he said he was out of them at the moment as one of his regulars had come in on Saturday and bought up the last of his supply for the dogs.

I commented that I thought you couldn’t feed a dog chicken bones as there’s a risk of them splintering in the dog’s throat. Greg said that ‘myth’ that only applies to cooked chicken and lamb bones. If the chicken or lamb bone is uncooked, it seems it’s OK for dogs.

I don’t have a dog, and I’m not sure I’d be willing to experiment on it if I did, but I thought I’d share this little snippet of “stuff I didn’t know before”.



One response

19 04 2008

It’s true. My Vet recommended raw chicken necks for the cats as it cleans their teeth as they chew them, and either lamb or chicken for the dogs for similar reasons. But under no circumstances should they eat them cooked.

… another myth busted. 😉

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