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Just wanted to ask if it is ok to feed raw pig feet to a 4 month old puppy. I found some in the grocery store this morning and picked some up. They are split in half. I do not want to give anything that would hurt him but I read one post where they were fed. Thanks for the input.

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I feed them. My older dog loves pigs feet, but my younger dog won't touch them. They take a long time to eat and you will have to monitor the puppy to be sure he doesn't choke on any of the bigger bones. They are super cheap, a nice snack to keep on hand in the freezer.

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I give my dogs the occasional split-pig-foot treat. The only concern I have is that many of them seem to have a lot of fat in them. Personally, I wouldn't give them to a puppy frequently as the pup might get diarrhea. JMO and I hope you find it useful.
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I give my dogs the occasional split-pig-foot treat. The only concern I have is that many of them seem to have a lot of fat in them. Personally, I wouldn't give them to a puppy frequently as the pup might get diarrhea. JMO and I hope you find it useful.
Thanks for the input. I gave Beckham one split foot this afternoon and he chewed and chewed. I got afraid he would try to swallow it sooooooooo I took it from him. Not sure those baby teeth can do it. Guess I will wait and see. Yes, I was concerned about the fat as well.

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Yeah, those are pretty coveted at my house. In rotation, it's a wonderful chew toy.
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Unless you have cannonbutt issues with your pup....the fat shouldn't be a problem. Pups can eat a lot of fat and stay a healthy weight.

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I feed duck feet to my puppy. She loves it! Asha is 4 months old.

Feeding fat to dogs has often been a topic of heavy debate.
My Doberman Bailey had pancreatitis... I would not risk to feed fat to my dogs.


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Where do you get the duck feet DV? As far as pigs feet, my dogs LOVE them. I often do something small, like a pigs foot, ear, turkey neck for a early afternoon snack and then a larger dinner. I like doing big pieces of meat for dinner and give them something light so they don't have to go a whole day waiting for food. Pigs feet are perfect for this.
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Where do you get the duck feet DV? As far as pigs feet, my dogs LOVE them. I often do something small, like a pigs foot, ear, turkey neck for a early afternoon snack and then a larger dinner. I like doing big pieces of meat for dinner and give them something light so they don't have to go a whole day waiting for food. Pigs feet are perfect for this.
Hmmmm maybe I will try a turkey neck for a treat and see what happens. The bones in those will be easy for him, I think. Love all the comments you guys are giving. Thanks very much.

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I give chicken necks to little pups and chicken backs to bigger pups (3mths or more). Latest acquisition was a 50lb box of sardines - big ones - 2.8 sardines to the pound. I feed them whole and frozen - no defrosting required - they don't last long but they are fabulous.


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Where do you get the duck feet DV? As far as pigs feet, my dogs LOVE them. I often do something small, like a pigs foot, ear, turkey neck for a early afternoon snack and then a larger dinner. I like doing big pieces of meat for dinner and give them something light so they don't have to go a whole day waiting for food. Pigs feet are perfect for this.
I get it from our raw food supplier... it's easy to find it in Chinatown I guess.


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Hmmmm maybe I will try a turkey neck for a treat and see what happens. The bones in those will be easy for him, I think. Love all the comments you guys are giving. Thanks very much.
Turkey necks are too hard for a puppy. I would suggest chicken necks.


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I'm not sure about the turkey necks being too hard. My cats can eat them, especially the young healthy one. Sometimes it takes a couple months for them to develop jaw strength but it's pretty amazing what they can tear through after a while. I actually fed the cats chicken necks until I forgot to put a single turkey neck back in the fridge and it got left out overnight. I went downstairs to refill coffee and the cats were working on it and it was half gone.
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It depends on a dog. We got some issues with Gino swallowing a big chunk of turkey neck.
Chicken is softer.


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My guys eat Turkey necks as well, I do feed them partially frozen so it takes longer to eat. Chicken necks are swallowed whole. They luv em!

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Carol can I give chicken necks to Asha? She eats duck feet only.
How old Monty was when you started him on chicken necks?


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I started him right away....13-14 weeks old. What kind of an eater is she? Gulper or takes her time? Monty took his time, and with some things I hacked them apart into smaller bite size pieces, just in case....chocking has always scared me. Monty is still a careful eater, and I'm finding that Petey has really slowed down now too.

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My dog seems to have a sensitivity to pork, I don't know why. I can give him raw beef or chicken, even turkey without a problem but the pork gives him the runs.



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I started him right away....13-14 weeks old. What kind of an eater is she? Gulper or takes her time? Monty took his time, and with some things I hacked them apart into smaller bite size pieces, just in case....chocking has always scared me. Monty is still a careful eater, and I'm finding that Petey has really slowed down now too.
Asha eats slow and she is a good chewer...lucky me... they both are not gulpers.
I give her ground chicken/turkey/duck with bones. It saves my nerves.

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My dog seems to have a sensitivity to pork, I don't know why. I can give him raw beef or chicken, even turkey without a problem but the pork gives him the runs.
My boy has run after I feed him pork. I think they both have mild food allergy.


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just to let you know that pig feet is expensive here, more expensive than the meat so I just feed Tonic the raw.
And it's true that pig feet is very fatty, however puppy won't have problem as long as it's not his daily food.

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