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Old 01-28-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Question Are raw chicken wings good for puppies?

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Last year I took my puppy to the vet and they recommended us to give my puppy raw chicken wings to eat, but Ive heard from other people that raw chicken wings are bad for them... So are they good or bad?

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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Taylorlucky13, you may want to search our theads on raw feeding... lots of great info in the threads....

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:15 AM   #3
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How old is your pup? I would never give any chicken bones to my dog as they can splinter, and besides that your pup should be on Puppy food IMO, How ever we do have vagreys here to help with all you dog's nutritional needs! Good Luck
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Bigboy, raw bones don't splinter like cooked bones do. I have seen raw diets recommend raw chicken legs in the diet, including the bones. As vagreys pointed out in an earlier thread, raw diets can be just as bad as feeding a poor grade kibble, if the right nutriants are not included.

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Old 01-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #5
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Bigboy, raw bones don't splinter like cooked bones do. I have seen raw diets recommend raw chicken legs in the diet, including the bones. As vagreys pointed out in an earlier thread, raw diets can be just as bad as feeding a poor grade kibble, if the right nutriants are not included.
Ok But I wouldn't give any bones to a young pup That's why i ask the OP how old is their pup! Growing pups need the right nutriants for proper growth!
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I know a lot of bfreeders who feed raw start the pups out on raw chicken wings because the bones are smaller and easier for pups to break up and eat.

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The pup is 8 months old, mixed small breed, and just about fully-grown. The pup should be transitioning from a complete puppy food to an adult diet over the next 4 months or so, and should be receiving 15-20% more calories than an adult dog of the same bodyweight for another year or so.

You could feed raw chicken wing middles and tips to a dog that small as a supplement. I wouldn't feed the chicken wing drummies to a dog that small, though; while the bones are raw, the wing drumstick is still pretty big, comparatively speaking, and could be dangerous. An alternative approach would be to grind up the raw wings in a meat grinder, bones and all. Many raw feeders recommend the Tasin TS-108 electric grinder as a relatively inexpensive electric grinder capable of grinding chicken bones, but there are a lot of brands and choices.

Do not feed cooked chicken wings and bones. Cooked bones will splinter and pose a serious risk to your dog. Many dogs are injured or killed each year, as a result of eating cooked bones.

You should not feed raw chicken wings as your dog's entire diet. That isn't a complete, balanced diet. There is nothing wrong with feeding a raw diet, as long as it is nutritionally-complete and balanced. What I object to are the folks with little or no background in canine nutrition who treat raw feeding as a religion and insist that feeding a raw diet is easy. Feeding a poor raw diet is easy. Feeding a complete, balanced raw diet - a diet with the proper mix of protein, fat and carbohydrates, appropriate daily caloric intake, an appropriate calciumhosphorus ratio, and all the vitamins and minerals necessary for good canine health, takes a lot of study and effort. One of the most popular proponents of a raw diet refuses to allow the diet he advocates to be analyzed and tested by an independent source, and I have to question the wisdom of following a diet of unknown value.

If you intend to feed raw chicken wings as part of a raw diet, please take the time to learn how to feed a complete, balanced raw diet, and have the diet you intend to feed reviewed by a certified veterinary nutritionist. You owe your dog that much.
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As long as they're raw, it's fine. I think at 8 months, it's ok to supplement. I currently have a 7 month old border collie who gets the occasional raw piece of drumstick and he eats it just fine. But I still plan on keeping him on a puppy kibble for a few more months before switching to a raw diet completely.
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Is there no risk of salmonella like in uncooked chicken for humans. Just curious.

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Is there no risk of salmonella like in uncooked chicken for humans. Just curious.
Absolutely, there is some risk. Dogs can get sick, just like humans; however, dogs are less susceptible to salmonella than humans. They handle salmonella infection better than humans, though, and the real risk is to those around them, as they, in effect, become carriers.

Risk of salmonella in dogs fed diets containing raw chicken
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