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My dad is a deer hunter and took a nice buck on Saturday. He was cleaning the deer yesterday and saved me a big pile of scrap meat and a large shoulder bone for Gunner. I'm freezing it for a few weeks to kill off any parasites. I plan on giving him pieces of the meat for training, and the shoulder for a large teething treat outside. Anything I should be worried about or anything else I should do to make it safe for him?
 

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I think it should be fine. To make it easier to feed you might consider making it into jerky. Otherwise, I'm sure Gunner will love it!
 

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I think it should be fine. To make it easier to feed you might consider making it into jerky. Otherwise, I'm sure Gunner will love it!
Good idea! That would make it a lot less messy to give :) I want to use it for training but raw venison in my pocket could get a little nasty :p
 

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Lucky you! I prefer to use raw meat for feeding as it cleans their teeth. He should love the bone. What I do with bones is let them have them and when I feel it has become a bit too hard or looks like a tooth breaker I take it and throw it. A lady I work with husband is a hunter and am hoping he hurry and makes a kill. They are so good to my dogs when they do!
 

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I'd freeze just to be sure and probably cook into jerky for easier delivery.
 

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Just be careful of anything that is harder than your dobie's teeth or does not really compress. Even the plastic nyla bones can be issues. It depends on how hard your dog chews. Roxy likes to crunch down on stuff until it breaks.. so I limit her on bones.
 

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Thanks guys :) The shoulder bone is HUGE so I think he will be fine with it. I'll watch him closely though but I'm hoping it can help him get those teeth in! He's popping teeth out like crazy! As for the meat, I'm going to make plain jerky and break it into pieces for training treats.
 

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Man! You took the question right out of my mouth...lol

I actually bought an approx. 75lbs wild hog last week and chopped off all 4 legs. Clean them all and cooked them up and treated my Tiger one a day. I didn't wanna give him raw as I was afraid it might hurt him so I cooked them.

Man-O-Man!!! This guy chewed up the bones and ate it all without any issues whatsoever...lol He looked and burped at me like he wanted to say "Thank You"...lol

I said to him...It's ok, boy! Hahah
 

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Man! You took the question right out of my mouth...lol

I actually bought an approx. 75lbs wild hog last week and chopped off all 4 legs. Clean them all and cooked them up and treated my Tiger one a day. I didn't wanna give him raw as I was afraid it might hurt him so I cooked them.

Man-O-Man!!! This guy chewed up the bones and ate it all without any issues whatsoever...lol He looked and burped at me like he wanted to say "Thank You"...lol

I said to him...It's ok, boy! Hahah
COOKED bones are not safe.

They can splinter fairly easily, and can become lodged in the throat, or perforate internal organs.

Olivia, I just wouldn't give any of the spinal column or any CNS tissue, other than that, your planned venison party should be fine.
 

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COOKED bones are not safe.

They can splinter fairly easily, and can become lodged in the throat, or perforate internal organs.

Olivia, I just wouldn't give any of the spinal column or any CNS tissue, other than that, your planned venison party should be fine.
Thank you for the heads-up. No, I wouldn't do that any more after I saw some of the pieces that were left behind. Yes, you're right about that.
 

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Thank you for the heads-up. No, I wouldn't do that any more after I saw some of the pieces that were left behind. Yes, you're right about that.
You can freeze wild pork if you are concerned about trichinosis. I would definitely freeze or cook any WILD pork or wild game. Store bought isn't as big of a concern.
 
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