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Old 06-17-2005, 06:31 PM
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Default Beef soup bone...good thing or bad???

Ok, today my grandparents were watching Mack (because our landlord had to do some work and he is afraid of Mack ). Anyway, I just went to pick him up and my grandfather told me that they had given him a raw beef soup bone to chew on. Now, I don't know if it is good or bad that he gave him that. Mack seems ok, but should I be worried?
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:44 PM
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I'm not an expert, but they say if the bone is raw it's okay. I'm sure others will know if I'm wrong.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:08 PM
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Perfectly acceptable and a good tooth cleaner too, especially if it had some nice meat on it still!
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:08 PM
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I was thinking it probably wouldn't kill him either. They used to give their old dogs those as well and they never got sick or died or nothin from them. I've been watching him really good and he seems ok, he isn't throwing up or acting strange. Infact, I think he's looking for another one.
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Old 06-17-2005, 07:22 PM
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My choice bone !!!!
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:06 PM
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Yeah. Soup bones are great source of minerals and clean teeth as well
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:01 PM
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so would people suggest that I give him the bones on a regular basis? If I did how many times a week or month should he get one of these bones. Would the bone be considered part of his meals, so should I give him less food, or the same amount of food? The reason I am asking is because my grandparents said he really seemed to like it, and they offered to pick him up a thing of them. And should I avoid giving them to Hannah since she is only a little puppy?
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:53 PM
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I give him 1-2 large bones per day. I cook them first though because he refuses to eat them raw. But he's also pushing 140 pounds.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:56 PM
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I suggest giving them weekly. After they've gotten all the meat off, my girls will continue to chew on them. If we were giving them each a bone a day, though, we'd be feeding 83 bones a month - and they aren't exactly $cheap$ here.
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As for the teeth cleaning - they work better than anything else I've seen. Toothbrushing has barely worked for me, while the bones work great, plus the girls actually ENJOY them.
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