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If you do, what kind of reaction has your dog had? Are pork bones OK? If yes, which are best to give small dogs?
 

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My dogs are on a completely raw diet and have pork regularly. There is nothing wrong with pork bones. And my dogs don't react in any negative way to pork. But that doesn't mean that it will be ok with your dog. I have one, for example, that explodes at the very sight of lamb near her bowl... If your dogs are raw fed you could give them any type of pork with bones, scale the meal to the size of the dog. If you are just looking for recreational chewing bones and do not intend to feed your dog the meat then a large dog might do well with a good size should roast bone and a small dog could do well with some larger pork rib bones.
 

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In my endless battle against Spunky's allergies I once put her on a raw elimination diet. This entailed feeding her nothing but pork meat, bones and organs for three months. Her allergies didn't improve, but she had no negative reactions to the pork otherwise. I gave her pork ribs and neck bones, though I'm not sure if a neck bone would be a good idea depending on how small your dog is.
 

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I feed raw pork regularly and my two tolerate it quite well.
 

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I quite often get pork bones from Safeway, they are very reasonable especially when they are having a sale on Pork Ribs as I buy the trimmings. I do check them over to make sure they do not have little pieces of rib bone that the dogs might gulp down without chewing them. I do not feed them regularly but they have never had a problem with them. The beef soup bones they have do not have any meat left on them at all but I can buy beef bones at a butchering place, they leave lots of meat on their bones.
 

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Mine get pork probably a couple times each week. None of them, including fosters, have ever had any problems from it.
When that H1N1 virus thing first started they were getting pork everyday. :p I guess folks were afraid of eating pork products so the store I shop at had pork roasts for .69cents a lb. I bought every roast they had left. lol


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Well this is nice news, I'm considering mixing pork into my puppies food for extra meat flavor because sometimes its just so damn cheap at the supermarket!..

Do you cook it first or feed it raw?
 

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We have given our two pork before...no reactions. We didn't give them bones.
 

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Well i was at the grocery store and they had some "stew quality" (i guess that means tough?) pork for $1.00 / pound, and i got a 1/2 pound of it...

So whats the deal, should i just dice it up raw and add some to my puppies food for some good meaty flavor?
 

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Don't feed raw food together with processed food like kibble... and don't feed meal-sized portions of raw pork meat until your dog has been properly acclimatised to raw food. You can cut it up into small pieces and use it for training treats if you like.
 

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Lew Olsen of B-Naturals doesn't think feeding raw bone and kibble in the same meal is a good idea but raw food and kibble together is fine. Think about your last dinner. Salad [raw], potato [cooked], broccoli, [cooked], chicken [cooked]. Raw salsa on your burrito. Raw fish in cooked rice sushi. Dog owners have cracked raw egg over kibble forever to boost the nutrition and yumminess. If it upsets the dog then don't. If the dog is fine mixing then do it. Agree about the amount of raw meat fed though. Snacks and tidbits can be well tolerated but a whole meal could cause upset. 3 ounces of raw with the kibble is quite a lot, consider starting smaller next time. And this is just in case, lots of dogs do fine with massive diet variations daily. Then others, like Sassy, get loose stool from a 10% change in a food that is only 25% of her whole meal.
 

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Is there a specific reason for this? I tried it and my puppies poops came out solid and normal. 3/4 cup of dry and about 1/5lb of pork + a few slices of sharp cheddar, as opposed to 1 cup of dry
Yes there is a reason. Carbs and grains are harder on the dogs body to digest and take longer. Raw food is very easily digested and does so quickly. Depending on how laden your kibble is with grains and carbs, feeding both together lengthens the amount of time the raw food is in the dogs system leaving them at risk for bacteria to colonize which would normally not be a problem if the raw food was fed alone.

I also agree with rosemaryninja on not feeding meal size portions of pork until your dog is properly adjusted to raw meat. If you would like to feed half raw/half kibble that's fine - just do your research and properly educate yourself before you go handing over raw meat.
 
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