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Chicken Necks And Puppies ?

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joelle   

Hi, Ive tried a search but couldnt find anything. Now I know theres something on here......hopefully someone can direct me? At what age can a pup have chicken necks?

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I give my puppies chicken necks as soon as they have teeth (4-5 weeks)- usually takes them a little while to get the hang of eating them, but Mum's always there to clean up any leftovers :eek:

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He can eat them now :eek: Just supervise :laugh:

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What sort of puppy do you have?

With my pugs I actually cut the chicken necks up into halves or quaters so they don't hoover them down and choke. The still have to have a chew on each piece so it is still good for their teeth.

I always supervise at meal times and when they have bones to stop any potential fights and a make sure they don't choke.

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Marble   

i feed my maltese chicken necks frozen and she chews on them to soften then gulps it down pretty quick. She doesn't chew them for a long time. Unlike when she was 10weeks old. She took ages to finish one.

She is now around 5months old and teething.. so i am feeding her chicken necks to soothe her but she eats them so quick.. what other bone can i use?

how about chicken frames?.... are they ok?

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Chicken frames or chicken wings should be fine for her :p

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What sort of puppy do you have?

With my pugs I actually cut the chicken necks up into halves or quaters so they don't hoover them down and choke. The still have to have a chew on each piece so it is still good for their teeth.

I always supervise at meal times and when they have bones to stop any potential fights and a make sure they don't choke.

Yep - Louie has had the occassional chicken neck from when he came home and now htey form part of his everyday diet.

I always supervise just in case they choke - clearly my puggy has better manners than puggy_puggy's - he actually chews! :rofl: - shocking isn't it! :p

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Joelle, I'd be very careful with chicken necks and puppies. If your puppy is a hoover, like mine was, there could be problems. She hoovered down one at 14 weeks, with my son and her standing at her side and still managed to choke. Even if you're right there, it can happen in a flash. She was choking for about 30 secs, despite out attempts to get it out, then my son did the heimlich manouvre and the piece went down. Absolutely terrifying. I got her checked out at the vet and even checked her in overnight at a specialist vet, just to make sure she didn't vomit it up and choke again. Very chalky poos for days!

Now she's full grown (Mini schnauzer) I use turkey necks as there's no way she can get one of them down in one piece! I know many dogs have no problems, but this was our experience.

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Get the largest necks you can..then freeze them before feeding :rofl:

I wouldn't give them to a medium/large breed puppy (kelpie upwards) as they can be swallowed whole and could cause the pup to choke.

When hamlet was small he had them..until one day he sucked a whole one down and scared me!

Our Koolie pups get them at around 4 weeks :cheers: only with bigger bones...and then only for a couple of weeks.

Try Wings..or turkey necks, as mentioned :rofl:

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Chicken frames or chicken wings should be fine for her :cheer:

tess.. i want to move to chicken frames as they will give my maltese more chewing time. I am cutting them up into quarter pieces. But the rib part (middle section) is really tough. Is that safe for her?

I am really worried if she chokes. :rolleyes:

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IMO...

the larger and tougher/more chewy the bones..the LESS likely it is to be choke-causing :rolleyes:

A bone in small pieces, or able to be chomped quickly is more likely to be swallowed in large dangerous pieces, whereas bones which require a lot of chewing means only small bits are being swallowed....

Which is why our pups usually only get bones bigger than them!

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Chicken frames or chicken wings should be fine for her :rofl:

tess.. i want to move to chicken frames as they will give my maltese more chewing time. I am cutting them up into quarter pieces. But the rib part (middle section) is really tough. Is that safe for her?

I am really worried if she chokes. :cheer:

I would not cut them up, when you cut bones up it can make them more dangerous than if they are whole as it makes them smaller and not natural.

It depends on what kind of eater your dog is. Most dogs know what they can swallow, some are a bit grandiose in their plans!

Chicken frames are quite soft, baby puppies can eat them, so I would be surprised if your maltese can't get through it very easily :cheers: My collie pup was on frames and wings at 8 weeks with no problem, and they have teeny tiny mouths :rolleyes:

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Marble   

I would not cut them up, when you cut bones up it can make them more dangerous than if they are whole as it makes them smaller and not natural.

It depends on what kind of eater your dog is. Most dogs know what they can swallow, some are a bit grandiose in their plans!

Chicken frames are quite soft, baby puppies can eat them, so I would be surprised if your maltese can't get through it very easily :cheer: My collie pup was on frames and wings at 8 weeks with no problem, and they have teeny tiny mouths :rolleyes:

she is eating the frame now.. i have cut it up because a whole frame is about the size of her entire body.. she has the size around about her head. She is licking it and trying to get into it. Which is good. unlike the chicken necks.. they go down pretty quick

i am supervising her.. just incase

thanks heaps.. will keep you updated

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Marble   

she has finally finished it.. she was pretty good.. no gulping down and took much longer to chew than chicken necks.. she is teething right now so i really need a good bone she can chew on

thanks heaps :rolleyes:

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Figured that would be the case :rolleyes: The main rule is that larger portions are safer as the dogs have to work out how to eat it, and just slow down naturally.

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Hi, Ive tried a search but couldnt find anything. Now I know theres something on here......hopefully someone can direct me? At what age can a pup have chicken necks?

from 6 weeks on

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