Join Date: Dec 2008
Dogs Name: Jill, Lana, Callan
Dogs Age: 3-16-11, 5-11-12, 11-11-15
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I never give knuckle bones these days - I used to when I fed kibble and didn't know any better. That's where broken teeth come from - weight-bearing bones.
I feed necks of emu, turkeys, ducks, sheep and pork - more meat, less fat and less chance of broken teeth.
I also feed chicken backs, chicken necks ground, duck wings, emu backs, emu ribs, pork spare ribs, whole sardines, lamb breast, lamb ribs, lamb backs, chickens cut into basic portions (breast with bone and wing, leg quarter, backs, etc), turkeys cit into portions.
Anyway, Raw Meaty Bones are intended to be wholly consumed and that isn't what a beef knuckle is for - it is recreational chewing and if you have a heavy chewer, I would re-think it. If your dog is more deliberate and gentle in their approach, then it will be ok. It is the heavy chewers that can break teeth or choke - one reason I always have food in a size too big to swallow or too small to choke on. Makes them either work at it and chew it up or gulp it down and that's good provided it is small enough not to get stuck - turkey necks need watching and management since they are chokers - chicken necks are a joke and go down without any thought from the dog (unless they have been taught to chew them).
the boys (rip): Cato, Emerald's Black Onyx, Emerald's Black Quartz
Owned by the girls: Jill (kelpie) and Lana.