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