It's been almost 9 months since I've started feeding my dachshunds raw and they're doing great. They've had a small variety of proteins, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had experience feeding other bone-in meats to small dogs? Here's what they've had so far:
Chicken, quail (whole prey), rabbit (whole prey), cornish hen, mackerel, sardines, pork, piglets (whole prey), beef
I've been wanting to give them something to really chew on so their teeth can shine up. There's still a bit of tartar on their canines that is especially tough. I noticed that when I feed them a meal of just pork muscle or a meal with little bone, their teeth get instant tartar buildup. The tartar recedes with some elk antler chewing and a good brushing, but never completely goes away.
I've found a place that has goat and mutton 6-way, but I don't know if some of bones would be too tough? I was thinking I could maybe feed the rib bones and just let them take the meat off the larger bones, but maybe the ribs would still be too tough for them. I tried to feed pork necks once, but the bones seemed really tough and they were cut with sharp edges, so I ended up scrapping that idea.
I also haven't given them much red meat, but I know that it's supposed to be a primary protein source. I've read that rats/mice fall into the red meat category. Does anyone feed them to their small dogs? I'm not sure if mine would like them. I can only get 2 of the 3 to eat rabbit pinkies/fuzzies, but it'd be a good option versus buying beef and pairing it with chicken bones.