Proper nutrition is the key to a pet’s health. Dogs, like many other animals, need products that benefit the whole body.
Chicken offal is one of the most common useful bait. What is offal? Heads, necks, paws, bones, navels – all that remains after cutting up the chicken is called offal.
Owners of domestic pets have long understood that such carnival parts that are not edible for humans can benefit the dog. By-products are stored for no more than two months at a low temperature and no more than four months at full freezing. During this time, the legs, head, neck and bones do not lose their useful properties, but after the expiration date, it is undesirable to give the dog an overdue by-product, the consequences may be more than sad.
The main question that worries all caring owners, is it possible to give the dog a chicken, or rather the remaining parts of it? Which offal should be treated with more care, and which can be given without any fear?
Can I give chicken bones?
In fact, chicken bones are dangerous offal. For example, well-boiled bones become too soft and can clog the stomach of a dog. At best, everything can do with problems with the chair, at worst – the pet will need surgery. Use boiled bones only in rich chicken broth, where you can cook delicious porridge. The tubular bones of the wings and paws are the most dangerous for dogs. This by-product should not be given to a pet under any pretext.
Tubular bones easily turn into sharp fragments that are not only not digested in the stomach, but can also cut it open, which can be fatal. No matter how hungry a dog is, no matter how imploring and plaintive eyes are built, in no case should it be treated with such bones. Despite all this, some chicken bones still have a place to be.
Can I give chicken heads?
Chicken heads are very useful by-products, as the brain contains many beneficial components. Especially this bait is useful for hound dogs. Heads can be given both raw and cooked, but in the second version they are more useful. If the dog consumes boiled heads, then the daily portion can be doubled, as during boiling, some useful components evaporate.
Can I give chicken neck?
The neck is the by-product that will be useful not only for an adult dog, but also for a small 3-month-old puppy. To prevent the chicken neck from losing its beneficial properties, it is undesirable to boil it, especially since this by-product, as well as bone, can clog the stomach and intestines in boiled form. Chicken necks can be given exclusively raw, both whole and twisted in minced meat. Before use, the product must be doused with boiling water.
Can I give chicken liver?
Liver is a highly beneficial high vitamin product. AT 12, however, in this case there are exceptions. Chicken liver can be an excellent bait, but no more than 2-3 times a week and in small portions, as a glut of vitamin can lead to unpleasant consequences, such as weight loss, allergies and deformation of the bones. Liver can be given exclusively in boiled form as a small additive to the main dish.
Can I give chicken legs?
As with any other by-product, the question of chicken legs has a lot of disagreement. Some owners are categorically against feeding their pet with their paws, some vice versa. In general, chicken legs are useful, as well as the head, neck and cartilage bones, but there is one "but." Giving chicken legs is necessary after the removal of the main tubular bones and claws, since they are not digested by the stomach and can scratch it fairly, even block it.
How to give a pet chicken offal?
The pet’s diet should be based on the recommendations of the veterinarian, as each breed has its own needs. The only thing that remains the same is the generally established rules for feeding offal. For example, the frequency of feeding should not exceed 1-2 times a week. The amount of by-product should not exceed 50 grams for small breeds and 250 grams for large. If the pet eats exclusively boiled offal, their number can be increased, but not by much.
Pipe bones, claws and over-cooked offal should be immediately removed from the diet. If a dog tries a chicken head, bone, foot or neck for the first time, it is necessary to follow its state of health and bowel movement in order to avoid serious problems with the digestive and intestinal tracts.