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Unread 07-06-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Beef marrow bone -How long do they keep?

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I got two marrow bones for Len yesterday. If I had known the size I would be given I would have asked for one! These are great big, knuckle ended, 6" of straight bone things.

I asked the butcher for two marrow bones and he came back with what looked like a dinosaur leg bone and proceeded to saw it in half in front of me. I asked how much were they and he said 'no cost love, give your doggy a treat'. I then felt awful saying one would be enough so took them both.

So I gave one to Len yesterday and the other is in the bottom of the fridge. My question is how long will they be safe for him to eat? He loves the bone and has made a great dent in the knuckle of the one he is eating. When should I throw it away? A day or 2?

How long will the one in the fridge be OK for? A few days then give it to him?

When I was growing up our GSD's had a marrow bone every week. The ones they had were only thrown away when they got a new one the following Saturday. But that was over 20 years ago and I'm sure we are more aware of tummy upsets and meat going off now.


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Can you maybe freeze the second one? I think it would keep longer that way and more fun for him to chew it nice and cold too
I would give him a new one on the 3rd day but thats just me

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they last forever... if they go a bit rotten even bitter...
That is really good for the tummy of a dog..
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they last forever... if they go a bit rotten even bitter...
That is really good for the tummy of a dog..
Really? Didnt know that...
I just assumed they wouldnt last that long
Hmmm..I may pick one up for my Aussie then
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Thanks guys, )

I only have a little ice box and I doubt the chilled one would fit in there to be honest. I'll leave it sitting in the fridge until I worry about it affecting my own food. LOL. His current one I'll leave with him until it looks really dead...

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