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    Unhappy Serious fighting over rawhide bones

    As I've posted before, I have a five month-old Pom, spayed female. And I have a 10 year-old male, neutered teacup Poodle and a 7 year-old male, neutered Toy Poodle. The puppy and the 7 year-old play and wrestle and wear each other out, which is great.

    However, every once in a while, I hear blood curdling cries. I race over to them and inevitably, they're fighting over a bone. I don't let them have bones unless I'm in the vacinity to break up any fights. I hate to take all bones away, but I don't know what else to do. Even if they're each given a bone, they always want each other's bones. These small dogs really need to chew to help keep their teeth clean and they really enjoy it. They really get serious with this fighting and I'm afraid someone is going to get hurt - probably the puppy since the 7 year-old has the bad temper.

    Any advice?
    Forever my boys, Bogey and Miko. All my love till we meet again.

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    Only give bones when they are both crated or in separate rooms so that they both can enjoy them without the fighting.

    Also, I don't recommend feeding rawhides. Instead I would recommend raw bones, marrow bones(you may want to scoop out alot of the marrow as for some dogs it is too rich), or soup bones.

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    I just said rawhide, but I don't actually get them those. I give them something called Flossies, which are totally digestible. Thanks for the advice.
    Forever my boys, Bogey and Miko. All my love till we meet again.

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