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Are there some dogs who are too small to be given bones?

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JKramer Mon 17-Feb-14 13:08:51

I have been recommending raw diet to a friend of mine who owns a Chihuahua.
He is a tiny little thing.
Just wondering for a dog that small, is it safe to feed them raw bones like chicken wings?

Any risk of choking or damaging his teeth as they are so tiny?

sooperdooper Mon 17-Feb-14 13:18:32

I wouldn't feed small bones like chicken wings to any dog tbh, we've tried giving our greyhound bones and it's made him sick because bits splinter off, so we don't any more

LadyTurmoil Mon 17-Feb-14 13:52:10

If you want good advice, join raw feeding UK on Facebook, they have all kinds of dogs, and some are weaning puppies straight onto raw so I'm sure they will be able to help. Loads of info on this website

tabulahrasa Mon 17-Feb-14 15:33:09

Bones being too big is better than too small - chicken wings for a chi means they'd have to chew and crunch up the bone making it safe, my dog swallows them whole which makes it a choking hazard.

I mean I wouldn't get huge bones, but chicken, lamb ribs, necks and stuff should be perfectly do-able.

fanoftheinvisibleman Mon 17-Feb-14 18:22:15

Loads of pics of chi's eating wing etc on raw feeding uk. smile

My BT is bigger than that (obviously!) but at only 8kg has tackled some pretty big chunks of spine etc so I really can't see raw wings or ribs being a problem.

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