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Bones in poo

SparklingSparky
January 5th, 2010, 10:50 PM
My corgi eat home cooked food. Last time i gave him some raw lamb shoulder bones, so far is fine but 1 time his poo have some blood after eating , therefore i stopped giving him.

Recently i give him the raw lamb shank hindquarter tipped bone (the knock part only). I give him enzymes and probiotics hope help him disgest the bones. 1 week once, ate few times, lot of poos (lucky is hard poo), some are white (believe is normal after eating bones, just that is MUCH poos) one time vomitted bit small bones out after eating few hours. Means he is not suitable to eat bones?

last week i give him again, and i saw two pcs bones in the poo. Is it normal?

Spark

totallyhip
January 5th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Yes sometimes our dogs have bone fragments in their poo too. It could mean that you are not feeding the right meat to bone ratio. Probiotic does help break down the bones. We give ours yogurt plain as a probiotic.

SparklingSparky
January 5th, 2010, 11:42 PM
Hi Totallyhip,

"Not feeding the right meat to bone ratio" means i must attach more meat in the bone ? (i trimmed meat out and left little meat attached).

WinstonsDad
January 6th, 2010, 12:14 PM
Still learning as I go but....


70% meat, 20% bone, 10% Organs

Hopefully someone with more experience will jump in to help clarify your dogs nutritional requirements.


Cheers

SparklingSparky
January 6th, 2010, 07:06 PM
I know this ratio, but only 1 snack per week which have high ratio of bones.

Marcha
January 6th, 2010, 07:13 PM
So it's more like a 'recreational bone'? Once a week, a large bone with perhaps a bit but not much meat on it?
That shouldn't give any problems.

How old is your corgi?

Does your dog eat bits off of the bone? Or does he more like scrape the bone, and lick out the marrow?

Has there been any more blood in the poo since then?

SparklingSparky
January 6th, 2010, 09:28 PM
Hi Marcha,

My corgi is 4 years old. Yes, he more like scrape the bone.

Since then no more blood in the poo.

totallyhip
January 6th, 2010, 10:16 PM
oh okay I thought you were feeding him raw bone meals. You might want to give him a harder bone then that won't break off if its just for recreational chewing. Such as a marrow bone.

Marcha
January 6th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Yes, that's what I would suggest too. Bodhi can easily crunch through the joint parts of bones, but doesn't get that far with the marrow bones (hollow tubes, basically, whether or not filled with marrow).