Sundays at our house usually involve raw meaty bones. Ever since I hit the Deer Lottery over the winter, it's been mainly venison. Tonight, the pups got deer necks.
This is what they looked like before the dogs got a hold of them.
As you can see, they are quite large. We are having a violent thunderstorm here, so both dogs ate inside. Piper in the crate in the kitchen, and Blake in the x-pen in the family room.
Piper had no issues tackling her RMB.
Blake was equally as enthusiastic.
So, it turns out that after about 45 minutes, I realized that even though Blake has eaten many a deer neck (in their entirety), he was not making much progress with the bones in this particular neck. I didn't hear the crunching sounds that are the usual sound track to Sunday dinner. Instead, I heard his teeth scraping across the bones. So, I decided to trade him what was left of the neck. This is what I found. A rather cool neck/vertebrae that was mostly stripped of meat.
This serves as a reminder that even after 4 years of raw feeding, I must always supervise raw meals.
As for Piper, I have no idea what her's is going to look like when she is done. She is still upstairs gnawing away. Her puppy teeth and weaker puppy jaw muscles don't give her the same chance to get through the bone, so her experience is mainly consisting of a meat meal and a lot of hard work.
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