To all of the raw feeders out there that have big dogs, do you give them drumsticks? I was at the store today and I saw them, and all of them looked rather small. I'm thinking they might be too small for Aspen...
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So drumsticks are alright if they are still connected to the thigh?
Smaller bone-in pieces of meat are a choking hazard for big dogs. Rule is that you only feed RMB's that are big enough that they have to at least crunch it a few times to make it fit down their throats. Akasha crunches a chicken quarter like 2-3 times to make it small enough to fit down her throat. She could easily swallow a drumstick...shes done it before and has never had an issue with it...
A drumstick is probably alright for my cavalier, though, correct?
I use drumsticks for Grissom, but he's small (about 19 lbs) and have done for Annie, but as she grows bigger (and man do those puppies grow fast) I'm using them less and less and giving her the whole quarter at a time.
I try to keep the pieces bigger than their mouths, as my rule of thumb.
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