Finnegan loves his raw bones from @bigcountryraw (as do Alice and Oliver, too!). We are currently feeding the cats chicken necks, and Finnegan is a big too quick to swallow without chewing, so we have started holding his bone with tongs to ensure he eats more slowly and that he chews (clean those teeth Finnegan!) it before swallowing. ~
Two meals a week are made up of meal replacement raw bones. Raw bones are safe for your dog or cat if fed appropriately (see safety and feeding tips below) and they are a delicious (for your pet!) way to clean teeth! They can be fed 4–5 times a week, but we are currently just doing it twice a week (which is a minimum). Safety & Feeding Tips:
1. Monitor pets at ALL TIMES when feeding raw bones.
2. Purchase the appropriate size bones for your pet (in the past we have fed chicken neck bones (Alice & Finnegan), duck necks (for all three); and lamb tails (for Oliver).
3. For dogs, offer bones frozen or partially frozen to ensure the meat and bones are chewed thoroughly before swallowing. (We feed Oliver using tongs to hold the bone, to ensure he chews it before swallowing!)
4. For cats you can smash the bones with a hammer (or chop a bit with large knife/clever), to break the bones and make it easier for your cat or dog to chew and swallow the bones (this is what we do with the duck neck bones).
5. For cats (assuming a dog will just go at it and eat it!): in the past we have sometimes sprinkled a bit of a treat onto the bones to get Alice & Finnegan started on the gnawing (they now eat the bones without this being necessary). Raw bones are perfectly safe for pets if you use proper safety precautions. Visit www.bigcountryraw.ca to learn more (or google for more information). Always do your research to ensure you are feeding the appropriate raw bones for your pet. There is a difference between meal replacement and recreational raw bones.
#bigcountryraw #sponsored (Video by @monicasisson) ~