The fat on a marrow bone??

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  1. Sher

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    Just wondering.... sometimes when I get a marrow bone there is a LOT of fat on it. I have been cutting most of it off. I figured a lot of fat isn't good for a dog. Is that right or wrong? I leave some on it, but some bones have a whole bunch on it....

    also.... most of the marrow bones I get at the grocery stores are just round slices, kinda like little tires. Is that how most of the marrow bones look that you guys get? Thanks for any replies..:)
     
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    That's part of the shank bone ....but from a round steak . Fine for tiny dogs , but I wouldn't dare give one to Ollie ! None of the bones I get have that much fat on them as they are usually sold as soup bones . If marrow doesn't agree with your dogs , you can scoop some out .
     
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    WHAT is part of a shank bone? I don't understand. Also, marrow suits my dog fine... I was wondering about the fat.... would you cut it off if there was alot on it??...
     
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    I don`t have any right now or I`d take a pic but the knuckle bones (marrow bones) I feed look like this only raw

    http://www.northcoastmarines.com/pics/pics_on_site/beef_knuckle.jpg

    Sometimes they have a lot of fat on and I leave it on for the most part. Unless my dogs are chunky in which case I don`t want them having too much fat and will trim it.

    Sometimes I can`t find the knuckle bones so I`ll buy them the cut marrow bones. They look like this fuzzy pic

    http://www.yellowpawcafe.com/images/marrow.gif

    Those are less ideal as the can`t gnaw off the knuckles. I take them away as soon as the marrow is gone.

    If your dog does ok with the fat I think it`s ok. Unless of course it`s an extreme amount or he`s chunky lol
     
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    Thanks, Saje.... I have never seen a raw knuckle bone at the grocery store. Do you have to ask them to check in the back for one?
     
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    You could do that. It really depends on the store. You might try a local butcher too and ask them to set them aside.
     

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