A caring owner always seeks to make his dog’s food healthy and balanced. Many, even beginners, dog owners have heard that it is very dangerous to feed a pet with chicken bones. And indeed it is!
Tubular bones are not digested in the dog’s digestive tract. When they are cracked, sharp fragments are formed, which can injure the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines of the animal. As a result of eating a large number of tubular bones, the pet has constipation or diarrhea, which is a consequence of the disruption of the activity of the digestive tract. Eating chicken bones can lead to more serious complications, including surgery and even death.
However, do not think that all chicken products containing bones are harmful to dogs.
In particular, I propose to discuss:
Can a dog have a chicken neck?
Chicken neck dog can! And not only possible, but even necessary!
What are good chicken necks for dogs:
1. they do not contain the health of sharp small and tubular bones,
2. it is a nutritious snack for a dog (source of animal protein),
3. eating chicken necks allows the dog to brush teeth and massages gums,
4. accelerates the process of changing milk teeth to permanent ones (aged from 4 to 6 months),
5. an excellent hondoprotector – a source of easily digestible calcium,
7. chicken necks are very popular with dogs, they gnaw them with pleasure!
8. When a dog eats chicken necks, it is calm and focused – the house is quiet and things are intact!
At what age can dogs be given chicken necks?
From the age of two months, you can begin to offer puppies such a useful and tasty treat as chicken necks. The growing body of a young dog needs a sufficient amount of absorbable calcium. In addition, small puppies feel the need to constantly gnaw something, they “itch teeth.”
Chicken necks in a puppy’s diet will help solve both these problems!
How to cook chicken neck for a dog?
First, the chicken neck to be given raw , as cooking destroys used on most of the nutrients.
Secondly, I recommend to freeze chicken necks for two to three days in the freezer.
Thirdly, raw necks need to be defrosted, and then rinsed with boiling water .
If your puppy is a small breed, you can turn the raw chicken necks through the meat grinder , and add the minced meat to the dog food.
If the puppy is of medium size, you can pre- knock the chicken necks with a hammer to crush the vertebrae they contain.
Large breeds of dogs can be given chicken and turkey necks, only dogs should be taught them gradually and under control.
Make sure the dog does not swallow the pieces of the neck without chewing. She may be too hungry, so she is in a hurry. In this case, it is better to feed the dog first, and give the chicken neck “for a snack.”
You can teach the dog to chew, holding the chicken neck at one end, so that the dog does not hurry.
Chicken necks can be replaced by two or three (maximum four) single feeds per week . This amount will be quite enough to provide the dog with the necessary amount of calcium and phosphorus.
What else you need to pay attention:
1. When you buy chicken necks for a dog, look carefully at the expiration date. Remember that during prolonged storage, they lose nutrients.
2. Try to buy environmentally friendly “raw materials” grown without growth hormones and antibiotics …
3. When introducing chicken necks into the diet, you need to monitor the reaction of the dog’s body – how the dog’s digestive tract (if there is a stool disorder) or allergic reactions.
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