Dog Will be Thrilled to the Bone with this Diet Tip!
fun once or twice a week, watching your dog enjoy a healthy, easy, and
perfectly acceptable to feed whole, raw, meaty poultry backs/necks up
to twice a week, instead of any other food (withhold other food that
day). Eating in this way can increase dental health (freshening the
breath) and provide your canine pal with the essential fats that are
often cooked out of commercially prepared food. These fats maintain
the brain and neurological system, keep the coat shiny and mat-free,
and pad the joints. Backs and necks are also terrific for joint health;
after a few months on this routine, you may even be able to decrease
or discontinue joint supplements.
Even free-range, hormone-free, or organic backs and necks usually sell
for less than one dollar per pound.
and chicken backs and necks are actually cartilage-based, rather than
bone-based. This means that instead of splintering, they crumble, negating
worries over punctured digestive tracts.
do you know how much to feed? Just like us, every dog has a unique metabolism
and activity level. A general guideline is to feed the same amount of
backs/necks as is recommended for canned food diets. In other words,
if canned food manufacturers recommend a certain weight of dog eat one
16oz can of food daily, then feed 16oz of backs/necks that day, instead.
You can divide the day into two smaller feedings, or give all the food
in one go, depending on your preference.
Crimi, Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic, www.hawthornevet.com.