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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 12:29 AM
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Can you give a dog a raw chicken neck?
I've read posts from people here who do raw food diets for their dogs, and it includes whole parts.

When I get a chicken from the store, I give the dog the raw giblets, but I always take the neck out because of the bones. But some say raw bones are OK.

So... dog experts? What say you?
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cuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 12:41 AM
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1. I think they grind the bones up
I wouldn't give a dog any raw chicken, but that's me
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 12:47 AM
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2. I'm Too Chicken To Give My Dogs Any Bones
or even raw meat. But I have heard it was okay too.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 12:49 AM
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3. I don't mind giving him raw meat...
hell, nobody's out on the tundra grilling for the wolves. They manage.

But I do worry about bones, which is why he hasn't had any. But I've heard of dog owners giving a whole raw chicken for the dog to devour... and I guess in the wild, that's what they eat. Wild chickens. Really fierce ones.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 12:55 AM
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4. True, And It Can't Be Any Worse For Them Than
what may be in the expensive dog food we've been feeding them. For a few months, I gave mine de-boned cooked chicken, rice and vitamins even though our food never made the bad list.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 01:07 AM
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5. I wouldn't give him anything with bones, especially neck bones
But i don't think the raw meat is a problem.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 07:30 AM
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6. Raw bones are OK, but cooked they will splinter.
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 07:40 AM
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7. No.
Salmonella. E. coli. Campylobacter. Not worth the risk - to the dog or to humans in the household who may come in contact with secondary bacterial shedding.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 10:03 AM
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8. I wouldn't give my dog raw chicken, but I have given her cooked
chicken and turkey necks. I've been told that those bones don't splinter like the hollow leg and wing bones. I know that if she was surviving in the wild that she would eat raw meat, (even with hollow bones) but I just have a thing about it.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 10:05 AM
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9. Raw chicken bones are a no-no in my book.
What your pup would love is if you made a tasty broth by boiling that chicken neck, and pour that over kibble or whatever the normal food is.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 10:40 AM
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10. That's good advice
thanks.

What about raw beef bones?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 10:57 AM
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12. To be honest, I'm not a fan of raw anything these days.
Beef bones (raw) would be far safer than chicken as far as splintering goes, though.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 10:43 AM
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11. what flvegan said
make stock out of the neck. The dog will love it.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 10:59 AM
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14. I will definitely do that next time
the boy would love it.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 10:59 AM
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13. My parents would not give bones to our doggies when I was a kid. Something about
small ones and fragments piercing the digestive tract.
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Kashka-Kat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:46 AM
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15. Neck bones are OK - they dont splinter - only crumble
Edited on Tue Nov-27-07 11:47 AM by Kashka-Kat
I give them to my cat. You can cook it if you don't want it eaten raw (although you know a dog stomach can tolerate things that no human stomach ever could.)

Edited to add: do NOT feed any other chicken bones though - those splinter and can pierce internal organs.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:47 AM
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16. no. dogs arent very bright.
bones choke them. then there's the salmonella problem.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:53 AM
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17. Mine get raw turkey necks.
They're cartilage, not bone. I don't give them chicken necks because they're too small and would be swallowed in one gulp, negating the benefit of chewing them. Never had a problem in about 14 years. Had less need for dentals, too.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:58 AM
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18. I wouldn't do it, but I have friends who are into BARF diets
who do. They specifically buy chicken necks and give them to their dogs raw. They insist that they're safe raw, but not cooked.

So, again, I wouldn't, but I know people who do. FWIW.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 02:34 PM
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19. my dog is on a BARF diet, but she's not strict about it
she also eats POOP.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 02:40 PM
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20. You CAN. I would not because of the possibility of salmonella.
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