Chicken Anyone?

Its very popular here!!

Maya and Susie sharing a chook:

Susie took it to the bed, dragging Maya along behind!

Susie got bored of it i think…

Maybe not..!lol

Both of them dragging poor chookie around the garden…!!!!

Vinnie who was just looking gorgeous in the background:

And just cos she was gorgeous, Maya posing on her crate on the way out of the show today!

Lovely show dog!

Houston

great pictures…yes chicken is very popular at our house. They did so good sharing it though..not here.

I love the pics of Vinnie doing a playbow, how cute he is.

They all do share pretty well. The pugs need reminding about sharing occassionally as they will sometimes have a growl, Susie was grumbling a bit in a couple of the pics, but they do get on really well even at feeding time!!

Vinnie does the bow thing a lot when he doesnt get his own way, its almost like a frustration thing! He is adorable though, such a sweetie 😃

I don't dare give Gizmo a chicken like that. I am sure he would choke on a bone. You never had any problems?

🙂 Maya has gorgeous nails 🙂

@Kipawa:

🙂 Maya has gorgeous nails 🙂

Lol! Thank you 😃

And no, raw bones are fine to give to dogs, it is cooked bones that are a problem 🙂

@NerdyDogOwner:

I don't dare give Gizmo a chicken like that. I am sure he would choke on a bone. You never had any problems?

That's what I was thinking too. Buddy would crunch up those bones into tiny little sharp pieces.

Houston

My dogs all get raw chicken bones for their meals, unless I have something else boney being served.
The two smaller dogs, the dachshund and the min. schnauzer/yorkie mix gets the chicken back or a thigh, maybe a few wings..Moses on the other hand gets two-three chicken legs (drumsticks, big ones)..

The only problem I have seen is the dachshund, he inhales his food, thus not chew it enough..so I always stand over him and make sure he takes his time.
Otis loved it as well when he lived here..he would get the backs, the thighs or the wings, I always saved the biggest pieces to Moses, as his mouth/teeth are larger.
Now however Otis is on kibble..:(, I bet he misses his mama's "uncooking".
As long as the bones are not cooked they are flexible and crunchable by a canines jaw/teeth, once cooked the bones change into brittle and shard like instead..not good.

First Basenji's

Glad the chicken is in THEIR bed, not mine! Haha.
Nice sharing pups. And yes, Maya has such dainty nails.

Ok, I have to admit I've never (intentionally) given my dogs raw chicken. Is there any concern for salmonella poisoning, or do you just make sure it's very well washed? Inquiring minds want to know…. 🙂

"Dogs can shed salmonella through their feces even when they eat dry kibble, but because a healthy dog normally can digest their food quickly without allowing bacteria to settle, they usually do not get salmonella poisoning. Since normal, healthy dogs without other serious health concerns are able to do this, typically they do not get salmonella poisoning from raw meats, like humans can.

However, if a healthy dog eats something that has spoiled then there may be a problem. Just like humans, eating something that has been left out for a long period of time, or has spoiled, can poison dogs. Even the healthiest dogs can get poisoned in these types of conditions.

While every dog is different and can be in more danger of getting salmonella poisoning than other dogs, it is always best to check with your veterinarian about these issues. If you're worried about what you should or should not be giving your dog to eat then the best thing to do is go over it with a medical professional. He should be able to tell you if your dog may be more susceptible to attaining salmonella poisoning then other dogs because of a certain health condition you may be unaware of. If ever you're in doubt, it's always best to avoid feeding your dog something you're unsure of, just to be on the safe side."

Source: http://www.brighthub.com/health/diet-nutrition/articles/36013.aspx

I only give them human quality raw food 🙂

The way i look at it, wild dogs dont have their food cooked and they eat raw bones for every meal. Its the most natural way of feeding a dog and IMO the best diet for them. I dont leave them unattended with bones, but have never had an issue of anyone getting bones stuck or anything. We can sometimes be a bit overprotective of our dogs I think, basenjis especially are so close to being wild that I think they should be able to eat things like this. But of course, its for each owner to decide 🙂

@Maya:

I only give them human quality raw food 🙂

The way i look at it, wild dogs dont have their food cooked and they eat raw bones for every meal. Its the most natural way of feeding a dog and IMO the best diet for them. I dont leave them unattended with bones, but have never had an issue of anyone getting bones stuck or anything. We can sometimes be a bit overprotective of our dogs I think, basenjis especially are so close to being wild that I think they should be able to eat things like this. But of course, its for each owner to decide 🙂

That's true, however, when in the wild they also don't have nice flooring and furniture to worry about when they have diarrhea. 😉

Houston

My dogs eat raw meats inside, I have a large double bed size sheet I lay out and they sit on it until I get them their foods.
They know not to leave this sheet with their food, I do feed Moses in his crate, just pile his foodbowl with all the meat and he eats in there.
So far…off and on 10+ yrs of feeding raw to my dogs, we have had only two incidents with diarrhea..but it is the same as if my children get sick..you just clean up and move on.
The pluses, I feel, with the raw diet superceeds the slight potential of the diarrhea.

But you are right Nerdy..in the wild nobody would do this for them..haha.

We have started to give Malaika a couple of raw chicken wings a week and she loves them.
I am a bit afraid when we give them as it is not something i have done before with any of our Dogs. She swallows realy big pieces with bones in and i'm scared she will either choke or the bones will stay undigested somewhere.
After speaking to other owners i do feel it is a good food for them.

If you Google the subject of dogs and raw bones there have been incidents of dogs getting raw bone pieces stuck in the intestines and needing surgery.

@Basenjimamma:

My dogs all get raw chicken bones for their meals, unless I have something else boney being served.
The two smaller dogs, the dachshund and the min. schnauzer/yorkie mix gets the chicken back or a thigh, maybe a few wings..Moses on the other hand gets two-three chicken legs (drumsticks, big ones)..

The only problem I have seen is the dachshund, he inhales his food, thus not chew it enough..so I always stand over him and make sure he takes his time.
Otis loved it as well when he lived here..he would get the backs, the thighs or the wings, I always saved the biggest pieces to Moses, as his mouth/teeth are larger.
Now however Otis is on kibble..:(, I bet he misses his mama's "uncooking".
As long as the bones are not cooked they are flexible and crunchable by a canines jaw/teeth, once cooked the bones change into brittle and shard like instead..not good.

I stopped adding/feeding Buddy kibble. Hopefully Otis is getting a least high quality.

@nobarkus:

If you Google the subject of dogs and raw bones there have been incidents of dogs getting raw bone pieces stuck in the intestines and needing surgery.

Im sure you could find incidents of dogs choking on kibble though :rolleyes: I dont judge by what I can find on the internet, I do what i feel is right for my dog and others are free to do what they want. I wouldnt tell anyone else how to feed their dogs and I hope no one would criticise how I feed mine 🙂

And we have 12 dogs all fed a majority raw diet and never had any problems with diarrhea.

ETA: Just done a very quick google search and have found countless pages about dogs of all sizes and ages choking on kibble.

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