Re: bones of any kind for pets
A poster talked about the dangers of turkey bones and she is right. Another said raw bones don't splinter, cooked ones do. WRONG! We live in deer country and our dog is always bringing home bones. Even the very large bones of deer will splinter in her strong jaws. (She is a lab)
She gets bones regularly that we buy from the butcher. They are either knuckle bones or large thigh bones. I don't cook them and they last her forever. Once the marrow is gone, I often fill them with peanut butter.
Also, deer antlers are indestructible as long as they are aged for at least two year. (She absolutely loves those and looks very funny throwing them around!)
As far as the cats go, they eat any bones of small animals they catch and don't seem to have any problems.