Lacy (7lb 3 year old yorkie) has been eating Nature's Variety Raw medallions for a year now. We tried the beef once and fed chicken/turkey for a while but have been on venison and rabbit for the past several months. She has done great on it. I know a lot of people that feed raw like to feed raw bones as well. The main reason I haven't fed bones is because I'm afraid of the mess - the floor getting messy and her face getting nasty. I bought some chicken necks at the store tonight. I'm planning on trying to give her one tomorrow night before I bathe her. Just wondering if any of you have any advice on feeding this for the first time and any way to possibly minimize the mess? I'm also going to try to give a small piece of a neck to my cat as well as her breeder recommended them when I got her to keep her teeth clean. My cats eat a combo of raw and canned, but for the same reasons as with Lacy, just haven't tried a bone yet.
I feed bones outside or in the kitchen on the tile floors. When they eat outside I just throw water down on the spot they ate after they are done (to keep flies away). On the kitchen floor I just use regular cleaner to wipe it down.
Chicken, turkey, duck, necks are all great. Mine love the duck necks. I get them for $1/lb through Bravo.
Good luck. I'm sure she'll love it.
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When I give Chloe' her necks...we put up a babygate so she stays in the kitchen. She usually will go over to the rug to eat, so I put a towel down over the rug with the ends tucked under the rug. She happily lays there and eats it up. It some times takes awhile, but when she is done, I wipe off her mouth and feet with a wipe and off she goes to take a nap.
My guys eat there raw chicken or turkey necks in there crates. So they don't try to hide them. I tried feeding them out of the crates, only to find a dried up smelly neck in my sewing room of all places. No more of that!
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I gave Lacy her chicken neck tonight. I spread a big beach towel on the kitchen floor and gave it to her. She is used to eating torn up medallions so wasn't doing a very good job of tearing the skin off of it so I held it for her so she could chew it better. Once I thought she had the hang of it I put it down but she just stared at me so I picked it up again. I ended up holding it for 40 minutes until she was done with it LOL. Hopefully she'll get better at chewing it on her own after a while. She seemed to really like it. I had also cut a smaller piece off and put it in a bowl on the towel for my cat, Sophie, to chew on. She mostly at some of the skin off of it and chewed on it a little, but didn't eat much of it. So I gave that little piece to Lacy as well. Afterwards, I threw the towel in the washing machine and bathed Lacy. I'll probably give her another one next Sunday before her bath again.