I saw this thread last week. To be honest, I thought: "that's not happening to my dog and she absolutely loves her marrow bones filled with peanut butter from PetSmart, so I'll just watch her with them and give them to her less."
Today, we went for her year check-up and one of her back teeth had a minor chip. So, don't think it can't happen. I IMMEDIATELY thought of this thread when my vet pointed it out.
I'm going to be giving her the West Paw Tux filled with peanut butter frozen to get the similar effect of her chewing on these bones.
Our vet recommended C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews as an alternative to rawhide and marrow bones. She commented that the cow hooves that Quinn enjoys would be a better pick than the marrow, as well.
Here's a link to the C.E.T. -- C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Large Dogs, 30 Chews: Amazon.com: Pet Supplies
What's everyone's thoughts on alternatives?
And THANK YOU for this post!
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Most marrow bones are weight bearing bones (legs) which are extremely dense. They hold up several hundred pounds of cow. Raw meaty bones are more like whole chicken, turkey, duck, pork/beef ribs, pork/beef necks, turkey necks. Generally a softer or more porous bone a dog can actually eat.
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DaneMama, as you know my Millie is having that same tooth extracted on Tuesday. How has Shilo adapted to having that tooth gone?
Is it me or do those "oral chews" look like rawhide?
Grey, I think your vet was just up selling you a product. That product could do as much harm as a regular rawhide bone. It is made of "select beef hide" in other words, rawhide.
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I'll try to avoid marrow bone this time. Since I don't brush my dog's teeth often, tartar could build up fast. Thanks for the infor jdatwood :)
Awesome information. Thank you.
I'm still kind of confused about what were talking about, I see the pictures but that seems like a lot of different body parts to me.
I know legs, basically anything labeled a "trotter" is not a good idea because of how easily broken they are, but I didn't realize the stuffed bones are an issue?
My dog gets hooves and knee caps and crown knuckles, thoughts on these?
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