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Would it be possible for you to list which bones are suitable to feed. Without an anatomy degree I am finding it hard to know what to buy and/or which bones that my butcher gives me are rec bones or feeding bones.
Example: A pig's head. Is that ok? Including the jaw bone? Lamb's spine? Beef ribs? My fella isn't mad on chicken and he weighs 27kg. - Celia Kerr
The best bones to feed are those that will not splinter or form foreign bodies when swallowed. Bones should never be fed cooked or baked, as this hardens the bone and makes it more likely to break the dog's teeth. It also tends to crack into large sharp shards that can damage the dog's stomach and intestine.
Some bones are definitely not good; for example the ball shaped part of the hip joint can be crunched off and swallowed, causing an obstruction. Certain species of animals carry higher levels of worms and bacteria. Any kind of raw pig meat should not be fed, so a pig's head is not good.
Spinal material has also got some risks, because the vertebra are covered in shary projecting spines that can case an obstruction if individual vertebrae are swallowed whole. It is far better to feed sinewy leg bones with plenty of meat, cartilage and connective tissue left on. marrow. A large thigh bone is fine, but sawn so the hip is missing and the kneecap is also taken away. Bones cut from the forelimb of large animals are fine too.
Best wishes, Jon