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Just to let you know that Brontie is having her first ever chicken wing as I type, and absolutely loving it. Thanks Kendal and Wilfiboy for the tip off. We would never have thought of doing this when she is so small but what a success! Have frozen the second one for tomorrow, makes a change from her Kong and it has kept her going for much longer this lunchtime!
 

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Glad she's enjoying it. I remember switching my last dog onto a raw diet when he was 11 years old and the sight of him tackling his first chicken carcass was amazing!
 

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Mmm... never would have thought I was a bit squeamish, but put me off my sandwich a bit holding one end of the raw chicken at the same time!
 

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I didn't think chicken bones were good for dogs because they splinter??? just watch her carefully!!!! We use marrow bones, Ruby LOVES them and they don't splinter. She can chew and chew.....
 

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So where do I get chicken wings and rib bones from? Do you just use human stuff from the supermarket, make friends with a local butcher or buy bulk frozen dog supplies?
 

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start off with ur butcher or super market. the thing about bul buying frozen is with most companys it needs to be a big order or they wont deliver. start off small and see how you do.
 

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Hi Andrea, just to reassure you, we've watched Brontie carefully and I can report you there were absolutely no adverse affects from her raw chicken wing. Lol, even stools better! Bought some lambs liver too, but haven't given that yet - can anyone tell me if its ok to give, cooked, at 10 weeks old??
 

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I know you can have liver raw James cant imagine it'll make much difference cooked but only my opinion . I just buy my chicken wings from supermarket then freeze them in smaller portions and then defrost everyday... they 're cheap enough . Jollys pet store sell them in 4kg bags along with chicken necks, different chunks, tripe, heart etc but not sure if they are national x
 

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liver you can give raw or cooked, but not too much too often. it can give them the skits if they have to much as it is very rich.
 

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Picked up a packet of chicken wings then 'chickened out' and put them back. Don't you end up with uncooked chicken juice all over the floor? Keep thinking of that horrible ad where the raw pink chicken juice is all over the counter then the little kid picks up a red ice lolly that has been in it and licks it!! Now where is that antibacterial spray...
 

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lol thats another reason i feed frozen, less mess.

i have a 7 year old brother and have been feeding raw for just over three years now. and other than one bad tummy bug than only me an my mum came down with last year along with one of the girls at work whos oh had it before me. we have had no problems. lol some people just can doi it and that is fine. lol as long as your dog is happy then stick whe what your on.


i try not to push people into it unless i feel it would realy benofit their dog i.e. realy bad skin constent scrtching, dog is on steroids to combat the skin problems. then i relay do say pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeseeee try it lol

but dont wory she will be fine on what every she is fed.
 

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Hi Mandy. If you want to feed raw but prefer something more convenient, you could take a look at my supplier www.naturalinstinct.com who supply a complete raw diet ground up in frozen portions. The chicken and bone are in there with veg and fruit and supplements to give a balanced diet. Wilfiboy is about to try it too. They deliver to your door in insulated boxes. I just like the fact that I don't have to worry about adding things to balance the diet, but I'm going to start giving chicken wings etc as an occasional variation. I know what you mean about the mess though - they always seem to drag bones out of their dish to eat them somewhere special. We have a cream rug that Dylan has chosen as his bone place and no matter how many times I move them, they always end up back there :rolleyes: When I used to feed chicken carcasses I would give them in the garden, but that's not very practical in winter.
 

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Go on Mandy I dare you ... its becoming a habit me bullying you lol ... I hold the wing with kitchen roll so they have something to chew against and so greedy Mabel doesnt swallow it whole, no mess just make sure you wash your hand ( 65x with dettol... turn round count to 10.........) :laugh:
 

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Go on Mandy I dare you ... its becoming a habit me bullying you lol ... I hold the wing with kitchen roll so they have something to chew against and so greedy Mabel doesnt swallow it whole, no mess just make sure you wash your hand ( 65x with dettol... turn round count to 10.........) :laugh:
No it's 65x with dettol... stand on one foot and count to 10.........

I'm a veggie and the thought of holding on to a raw chicken wing as Flo chomps isn't inviting, but hey for my Flo I'll have a go at anything. Watch this space. Not feeling at all bullied but I'm feelong a bit isolated as the UK lot all appear to live within meeting distance.
 

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yeh Im off round to Andys for a cuppa later lol .... everyone seems to be coming out of the wood work, and who said Yorkshire folk had whippets!! Can see what you mean if your a veggie though about the chicken wings.. goes a little against the grain. but Flo would love 'em by gum x x
 

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I never used to hold the chicken wings and didn't have any problems. Maybe just give them to her and keep watch to check that she's ok with them.
 

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Just gave Dylan his first chicken wings and he voted them a success. He took his time with them and I watched him but didn't hold them. I'm just going to give them every couple of days for a change.
 
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