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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2019, 07:35:08 PM »
I know antlers are a good chew item for dogs, but what about some of the other bones?  Maybe femur?  Butchering up my elk now and want to make sure the 4 legged family member gets to enjoy it like the rest of us. 

I have given her a few scraps of meat and trimming as I butchered and while she inhaled it, she seemed to have a hard time with it afterwards.  Coughing/gagging like she was not able to swallow it, anything special people do with natural meat feeding?  limit silverskin etc?
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So my OTHER friends allow their dogs to eat whatever falls off scrap that doesnít have hair on it while they are butchering, including bloodshot. They also smoke the esophagus to make into chew toys.
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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2019, 08:30:57 PM »
I know antlers are a good chew item for dogs, but what about some of the other bones?  Maybe femur?  Butchering up my elk now and want to make sure the 4 legged family member gets to enjoy it like the rest of us. 

I have given her a few scraps of meat and trimming as I butchered and while she inhaled it, she seemed to have a hard time with it afterwards.  Coughing/gagging like she was not able to swallow it, anything special people do with natural meat feeding?  limit silverskin etc?
You got one and didnít text me to brag? I thought we were friends. 😬 😂

So my OTHER friends allow their dogs to eat whatever falls off scrap that doesnít have hair on it while they are butchering, including bloodshot. They also smoke the esophagus to make into chew toys.
Posted in Guts and figured you would have seen it.  Didn't want to tweak your mojo ant further.

I did give her little scraps as I was cuttign it up, and have a container full of scraps frozen that I will break down into small portions when I get a moment (or many) to finally do my grinding.
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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2019, 12:48:17 PM »
@NOCK NOCK  I believe Nock feeds a lot of red meat to his pooches too.
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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2019, 12:58:34 PM »
I always gave my dogs the carcass.   Fall was their favorite time of year.   Nowadays you arenít even supposed to gut a deer without a hazmat suit on.  Well, I guess Iím one of those bareback fellas going in with no protection as I donít pack latex with me. 

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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2019, 01:04:19 PM »
I toss the bones into the yard to my waiting dog as I butcher.  This year he buried 4 deer legs and 4 elk legs in a week.  Every few days he shows up with a bone he buried somewhere.  I've looked and can't find where he buried them.  He's sneakier than my past dogs.

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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2019, 02:14:40 PM »
Some dogs are garbage guts... I put boned out carcasses in with my dogs, they go crazy on them and their coats and overall health really seems to take a noticeable jump right after. I love it! Labs, Beagle, and Malemute, specifically. Others are bulletproof like them.

I've raised other breeds though, which are extremely sensitive and subject to about every little variance in their diet or environment. I'd avoid an extreme change with them. We have a jack-a-cha-weenie who barfs anything out of the ordinary, not matter how voraciously he eats it. I raised English Bullies, they were horribly sensitive, to anything, not just food, quite fragile, although you'd have never guessed it watching them eat!

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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2019, 03:47:59 PM »
We have a little dog that is allergic to chicken of all things.

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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2019, 07:09:20 PM »
@NOCK NOCK  I believe Nock feeds a lot of red meat to his pooches too.

Yes, we make our own dog food, but we cook the venison meat/scrap first. When butchering, either we eat it or the dog does, only thing that gets tossed are large fat chunks, and internal growths that I find.

As far as bones, I NEVER give any bones to my dogs, way too many bad things can happen. Your first unplanned vet bill will cure you of giving them bones again.
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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2019, 04:32:55 PM »
I smoke all my bones for my dog.

Guys first post is about smoke dog bones, awesome!

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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2019, 02:06:00 PM »
I know antlers are a good chew item for dogs, but what about some of the other bones?  Maybe femur?  Butchering up my elk now and want to make sure the 4 legged family member gets to enjoy it like the rest of us. 

I have given her a few scraps of meat and trimming as I butchered and while she inhaled it, she seemed to have a hard time with it afterwards.  Coughing/gagging like she was not able to swallow it, anything special people do with natural meat feeding?  limit silverskin etc?
You got one and didnít text me to brag? I thought we were friends. 😬 😂

So my OTHER friends allow their dogs to eat whatever falls off scrap that doesnít have hair on it while they are butchering, including bloodshot. They also smoke the esophagus to make into chew toys.
Posted in Guts and figured you would have seen it.  Didn't want to tweak your mojo ant further.

I did give her little scraps as I was cuttign it up, and have a container full of scraps frozen that I will break down into small portions when I get a moment (or many) to finally do my grinding.

I look but, do not see.  Send me some pics, man!
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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2019, 03:33:05 PM »
Some dogs are garbage guts... I put boned out carcasses in with my dogs, they go crazy on them and their coats and overall health really seems to take a noticeable jump right after. I love it! Labs, Beagle, and Malemute, specifically. Others are bulletproof like them.

I've raised other breeds though, which are extremely sensitive and subject to about every little variance in their diet or environment. I'd avoid an extreme change with them. We have a jack-a-cha-weenie who barfs anything out of the ordinary, not matter how voraciously he eats it. I raised English Bullies, they were horribly sensitive, to anything, not just food, quite fragile, although you'd have never guessed it watching them eat!

Have to know your dog.

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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2019, 04:29:00 PM »
Our girls love hunting season.       When I kill something  :tup:



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Re: Feeding dogs elk meat and Elk bones?
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The bigger the bone, the BETTER

 


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