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    I've always suspected that a dog would chew the bone. I think Sampson has a more difficult time with kibble because it is dry and the pieces are too small to really chew them. I've been feeding our mastiff puppy raw for a little over a month, but she doesn't have much of an underbite compared to Sampson. Plus Sampson always coughs and makes loud noises while eating lol. My bf lost an English bulldog pup to choking, so he is really nervous. He says that bulldogs are choking prone, but I've noticed a ton of bulldog owners feed RAW! So I can't imagine they all feed raw with ground in bone. I've just convinced Adam to switch Sampson to RAW, so I'm not gonna push the bone yet, I wanted to verify its safe first as well. I just want sampson to get the occasional bone for his teeth. Thanks for all the input ! This forum is awesome!-image-jpg-image-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sampson View Post
    I've always suspected that a dog would chew the bone. I think Sampson has a more difficult time with kibble because it is dry and the pieces are too small to really chew them. I've been feeding our mastiff puppy raw for a little over a month, but she doesn't have much of an underbite compared to Sampson. Plus Sampson always coughs and makes loud noises while eating lol. My bf lost an English bulldog pup to choking, so he is really nervous. He says that bulldogs are choking prone, but I've noticed a ton of bulldog owners feed RAW! So I can't imagine they all feed raw with ground in bone. I've just convinced Adam to switch Sampson to RAW, so I'm not gonna push the bone yet, I wanted to verify its safe first as well. I just want sampson to get the occasional bone for his teeth. Thanks for all the input ! This forum is awesome!-image-jpg-image-jpg
    Raw is perfectly safe. However, I would strongly advise against marrow bones, recreational bones, soup bones, beef knuckles, etc. These are all teeth breakers. Instead, offer him chicken or turkey quarters/halves/whole chickens, pork ribs (don't offer single ribs - over at least 3 or 4 at a time), etc. etc. etc.

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    His fear is perfectly natural. What a horrific tragedy he had to experience. Tiny baby steps ... We're always here too.

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    I just read from some other forum that their dog loves to choke on his bones... so, he holds onto the bone until the dog chews it up and then he lets it go. I guess that's an option too.

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    I used to give our bullmastiffs whole raw chicken thighs and they loved them. They especially liked crunching the bones. I never had a problem with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    I've also been wondering this... I thought for sure the bones were minced Before joining this site I had never even heard of RAW feeding. Can have something to do with me being from Sweden/South Africa but I know I've always been told NEVER to give my dog anything else than beef bones. We have a saying in Sweden "Never give any bone starting with an F", in Swedish that would be all bones but beef... fisk (fish), fågel (bird), får (sheep), fläsk (pig). I'm overly paranoid about most things so it's not a good idea to listen to me since I have no experience or knowledge about RAW feeding but would love to learn I bet the dogs love it...
    Raw fish (sardines) is Fat Cleo's favorite meal!. She just crunches the fish up a couple of times and then swallows it down like a sea bird. It's great for their coats.

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    Haha @babybully can see the picture in front of me I think I wouldn't worry too much about fish bones since I've swallowed a few myself over the years I've just heard of dogs who had operations removing bones they've swallowed, however all the dogs I know of are smaller breeds... and I think my dogs have eaten a few "raw" things without my knowledge since they can run as they want in the garden probably for the best I don't know what they are up to all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    Haha @babybully can see the picture in front of me I think I wouldn't worry too much about fish bones since I've swallowed a few myself over the years I've just heard of dogs who had operations removing bones they've swallowed, however all the dogs I know of are smaller breeds... and I think my dogs have eaten a few "raw" things without my knowledge since they can run as they want in the garden probably for the best I don't know what they are up to all the time
    Yes, i'm sure they've gotten into things mum wouldn't like very much!

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