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Female Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : Huntsville, AL

PostSubject: Re: Dental Hygiene   Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:41 pm

The raw bones are safe for puppies however you'll want to make sure they chew them up and don't just swallow them as that could be a possible choking hazard. If your pup is too enthusiastic and tries to swallow the bones without chewing then you might start out by holding the chicken wing while they gnaw away at it. Eventually they should get the message and you won't have to hold it for them long term. I always recommend close supervision with puppies and dogs that are just starting out on raw.

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Female Join date : 2009-06-23
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PostSubject: Re: Dental Hygiene   Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:46 pm

@firefighterchik04 wrote:
ok so i can just go to teh store and buy raw chicken legs and give them to sniper?? the whole thing skin meat and all?? i will try this once she is back to eating normal stuff! will make a greta treat!

Wow, I see this never got answered. Yes, you can buy raw chicken wings just about anywhere and feed the whole thing (meat, skin and bone). Just be sure to buy them un-enhanced. Some packages of raw chicken are enhanced with sodium which you don't want so try to avoid those. If you can't find un-enhanced chicken then at least give it a good rinse or soaking with water before feeding to get the excess salt out as much as possible.

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Female Join date : 2009-11-11
Location : Knoxville, TN

PostSubject: Re: Dental Hygiene   Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:38 pm

I definitely need to start taking care of Roxy's teeth. We have been relying solely on the rawhide to help keep her teeth clean, but when we got her she already had some serious issues with her teeth. We're going to try and get an official teeth cleaning soon, but need to institute a regular teeth cleaning as well.
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