Raw chicken wings and puppies

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Perfidy Sun 26-Apr-20 18:35:35

She eats kibble and tins. We gave her a raw chicken wing tonight which she loved. How many would you feed a 4 month old cockerpoo?

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NoMorePoliticsPlease Sun 26-Apr-20 18:38:39

I would never give a dog chicken wings, She will crunch the bones and could pierce her mouth throat or gut, very dangerouus

MargotB7 Sun 26-Apr-20 18:39:39

Never give a dog chicken bones.

EyeShipMiceElf Sun 26-Apr-20 18:43:59

Raw chicken wings are fine, mine have them all the time but they are exclusively raw fed.
Weight bearing bones are the ones you need to be careful with.

Mominatrix Sun 26-Apr-20 18:46:49

Raw bones are fine - cooked bones are a no-no. For a 4 month old cockapoo, I'd give 1 chicken wing.

MargotB7 Sun 26-Apr-20 19:23:17

I didn't know that, so I apologise.

Perfidy Sun 26-Apr-20 19:33:43

I chicken wing a day or as a treat in a week,? We dont give her cooked bones or big bones. Just the chicken wing. She loved it.

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Madvixen Sun 26-Apr-20 19:41:04

When I was mixing raw and premade dog food, I weighed the bone and just subtracted it from the daily kibble allowance.
My boys love chicken feet too - especially frozen ones 😮

Perfidy Sun 26-Apr-20 20:14:51

Oh frozen chicken feet she’d love those.

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Veterinari Sun 26-Apr-20 20:35:05

None, because of the risks of salmonella, e.coli and campylobacter to the general public.

I wouldn't do it normally, but especially not
in the current climate, the NHS doesn't need self inflicted infections to treat.

EyeShipMiceElf Sun 26-Apr-20 20:42:05

You could give 1 per day as long as it doesn’t make her constipated with the extra bone.

Perfidy Sun 26-Apr-20 20:56:58

I’m not keen on feeding raw as I’m not set up for managing the risks. Feeding her a raw chicken wing on the decking, I think Is an acceptable risk.

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Veterinari Sun 26-Apr-20 21:26:50

Depends on what risks you're worried about. If it's the public health risks then it actually doesn't matter if you feed her entirely raw or just the odd chicken wing. If it's carrying pathogenic bacteria, it's a health risk.

Basically if you wouldn't eat it raw because of food poisoning concerns, then it's likely those same food poisoning bacteria will colonise your dog's guts and be spread by her.

Madvixen Mon 27-Apr-20 08:30:52

As long as you take basic hygiene precautions, raw feeding is not a public health risk.

Veterinari Mon 27-Apr-20 08:42:14

Not true @Madvixen
Dogs excrete pathogenic bacteria in their saliva which means they carry it on their fur and shed into the environment, so are a public health risk to anyone in their environment.

Madvixen Mon 27-Apr-20 09:55:41

Sorry Vet, I'm not getting into this with you again. The idea that dogs can shed salmonella is, in my opinion, bollocks and not one I am willing to engage with. You have your opinion and I have mine and we will never agree on this.

EyeShipMiceElf Mon 27-Apr-20 10:06:11

But wouldn’t the dogs’ owners be constantly sick? I know lots of raw fed dogs and I’ve never got ill from touching them nor has anyone in my family ever been ill from being in my house and garden and touching my dogs.

Veterinari Mon 27-Apr-20 10:36:15

* The idea that dogs can shed salmonella is, in my opinion, bollocks and not one I am willing to engage with. You have your opinion and I have mine and we will never agree on this.*

I don't really have an opinion - I couldn't care less what you feed your dog except for the risks you may be generating for others, and I do believe in being informed.

So I'm simply repeating the science - you can claim that science is opinion or bollocks if you prefer. I personally think it's a bit arrogant to think your opinion is more reliable than scornful research....

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/infection-and-global-health/research/pet-health/raw-pet-food//
* Dogs fed Salmonella-contaminated raw food diets can shed salmonellae and may, therefore, be a source of environmental contamination potentially leading to human or animal illness.*

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1716752

Veterinari Mon 27-Apr-20 10:36:58

grinscientific research obvs

Whataloadofshite Mon 27-Apr-20 10:38:54

It's perfectly safe to give raw chicken bones and it's meat to dogs, as long as you supervise when it's being eaten. I used to give my pup a chicken wing and he loves them. The only thing you might need to be aware of, is that some woofers are allergic to chicken, so if your pupsicle gets any skin issues or the like, it might be that.

Veterinari Mon 27-Apr-20 10:38:54

* But wouldn’t the dogs’ owners be constantly sick? I know lots of raw fed dogs and I’ve never got ill from touching them nor has anyone in my family ever been ill from being in my house and garden and touching my dogs.*

No because for most people with functioning immune systems, the risks are low and mediated by good hand hygiene, however for the immunocompromised there is a risk of infection. It's more about social responsibility than personal risk.

Madvixen Mon 27-Apr-20 10:59:47

Nothing in those articles refers to dogs carrying salmonella in their saliva, they only talk about them potentially having it in their poop. They also reinforce the point about good hygiene being necessary - something which all dog owners should practice anyway.

Veterinari Mon 27-Apr-20 11:05:14

* Nothing in those articles refers to dogs carrying salmonella in their saliva,*
Yup it's entirely possible that the saliva may remain in contaminated if a dog never licks its arse....

But since you don't believe that dogs can shed Slmonella, it's a moot point isn't it

Veterinari Mon 27-Apr-20 11:08:42

Oh and of course the saliva will remain uncontaminated if it doesn't come into contact with raw meat either

Bodie83Nahla Mon 27-Apr-20 11:14:15

I have a 19 month old cavapoo and 6 month old Cockapoo who are raw fed. They have chicken or duck wings two or three times a week, fed frozen. When my cavapoo was fed on wet and dry she still had frozen raw wings a few times a week. They are fantastic at cleaning their teeth naturally.

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