Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog food forum > Feeding raw food to dogs & cats - B.A.R.F - RMB - Homecooked diet

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 1st, 2006, 08:02 AM
littlesister littlesister is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 62
teeth

My dog has been enjoying raw bones for the health of her teeth for a couple of years now, but just recently, cracked a tooth on one, which required a fancy, and very pricey, extraction. The dental vet said stop the bones, feed normal food and brush her teeth every night after she eats.
Anyone else had such, or heard of such experiences?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old December 1st, 2006, 09:41 AM
Scott_B's Avatar
Scott_B Scott_B is offline
Rosco, Raw Fed & LOVES IT
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 1,268
Are you feeding Rec (wreck) bones? I only feed beef neck or beef tail as rec bones. These are not weight bearing bones that cause undo stress on teeth. Chick & lamb bones are all fine for teeth. Its just the large leg bones that you have to be carefull with.
__________________
Please please please give Maggie the steak! Its not too big for her little mouth!

Their impression of power is remarkable. They give one the feeling of immense reserves of energy, of great reservoirs of knowledge, of tolerance of disposition, obstinacy of purpose, and tenacity of principle. They are responsive, and they have a lot of quiet, good sense.

-J. Wentworth Day, from The Dog in Sport, 1938
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 1st, 2006, 10:01 AM
technodoll's Avatar
technodoll technodoll is offline
Honest Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 5,900
yes, we don't call them "wreck bones" for nothing! for tooth & dental health, better to use softer bones such as turkey necks, pork riblets, chicken legs, etc. Big weight-bearing bones of large ungulates (cow, deer, etc) are very thick, hard and can become real "jaw breakers". a good bet for a big bone is a beef knucklebone, it's the "knee" if you will, and is mostly hard cartilege and not actual bone. if you can't break through the bone with a meat cleaver, it,s too hard for your dog's teeth IMO.
__________________
"Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine"

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.

:love: ~Akitas Are Love~ :love:
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old December 2nd, 2006, 09:09 AM
littlesister littlesister is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 62
Yes, it was precisely those hard cow leg bones, as my vet had told me they're too hard to crack and so they won't swallow , choke, etc. Hmmm.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 10.00%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 PM.