So, I convinced my cousin to at least give his dog RMB's. He won't do raw, don't ask me why *shrug*. He has already started with chix leg quarters about twice a week. My question is, are lamb shanks ok?
Lambs, for obvious reasons, are very light at slaughter (not THAT light, but light -- 100ish lbs live, 45-60 hanging, usually) but meat goats can easily weigh well above 200 lbs and a mature Boer boar can weigh into the 300lb range. At what point is a weight bearing bone too weight bearing to be considered safe?Goat shanks or any other cut of goat are great food for our dogs. Yes the shanks are weight bearing. Cows weigh around 1,000 lbs. Their bones support A LOT of weight. Goats are what? 20 to 30 lbs? Their bones don't support hardly any weight. No worry about goat shanks.
I don't see a reason why not! Usually little dogs don't have the jaw power to chomp down on bones and damage their teeth. When dogs come in with broken teeth from chewing on bones they are large dogs that got a cow knuckle bone.so if my dogs ever get past transition, they could have lamb shanks as recreational bones?
they are smaller dogs....one is a pug...who is ferocious...the other is a corgi mix but has red heeler and lab in her jaws....