What genus of bone can I confer my Olde English Bulldog (5 months old)?
I recently bought a "pork hambone" from petco for my Olde English bulldog. I brought it home and did a little research on the computer earlier I gave it to her. The more I read, the more I think I shouldnt give it to her. I am interested contained by finding out what kind of bone I can give her though? I know bulldogs have smaller esophogus' etc so I want to be certain and very careful. She chews on nylabone and kong bones, but Im looking for something real, a meaty bone of some sort? any suggestions?
give her a (pigs ear) most pet feed shops have them, near cheap and there safe, because there not realy a bone, but at hand a real pigs ear and i know all puppys including large dogs love them.
A good alternative to real bones, that aren't only chew toys, are the Rawhide bones. You can buy some rawhide bones that have strips of meat or meat flavoring in them. My dog literally treats those bones as if they are crack, she loves em!
Not a dutiful idea, at all.
Stick to what you're you're giving her. Ask your breeder.
Try not to give your pup (or any dog) bones or rawhide. If you want to supply him something to chew on, try bully sticks which are easily digestible and won't break off into dangerous bits. Bully sticks are deeply disgusting but dogs really seem to like them. They're sold at any pet supply store and online. Try www.bestbullysticks.com for great prices and quality products.
Real bones processed to be sold in pet stores have been cooked and can splinter when your pup chews on them. These splinters can perforate her intestines and head to massive health issues or death. Not a good choice. Also beware of soft plastic or soft rubber toys, whether she eats too many pieces, they can lead to impaction and a hefty vet bill.
Stick to pressed, small piece untouched hides (large chucks of raw hide, the bone shaped ones, roomy flat pieces, etc pose a choking hazard) bully sticks/other edible chewing toys while you supervise. My dog loves the "healthy edibles" from Nylabone. You can also try stuffing a Kong with some kibble and squeeze cheese to keep hold of her interested. If she's really teething and having gum pain, stuff the Kong with peanut butter and freeze it, look for "chilly bones"- cover chew bones you can soak and freeze to ease gum pain- or ask your local butcher to cut down a marrow (soup) bone and freeze it. These too can splinter, but because they're raw bones, they tend to be digested and not cause vigour issues- but watch closely so she doesn't get it stuck on her jaw or devour large pieces of bone.
Many people raw nurture bulldogs (meaty bones and organs) with great success.
** I would stay away from ear, rawhides and greenies as these are adjectives choking hazards. Large weight bearing bones such as shin and knuckles are too strong for your dog to munch through. They will wear down the teeth and may crack them. Try to stear clear of sawn bones too. Stick to raw meaty ones - the larger the better - and your dog will be fine.