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With Turkey day almost upon us, I was just wondering if any of you know whether turkey organs are safe for our beagles? If so, are they better raw or cooked?

Also, I know some of you give turkey necks to your beagles--is it relatively safe to do so? I'm afraid Java may bust through the bones and get them caught in his throat.

Thanks!

Happy Gobble Day!
 

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The giblets/gizzards are definitely safe to feed and full of nutritional value, too
Mine always get their meats raw, but if you feel mor ecomfortable cooking them, just sear them in a dab of olive oil. Necks are great but be careful if feeding them to dogs who've never had experience with raw bones ... if they're too small or thin, just toss 'em.

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We never give Jersey the neck but she loves the liver, heart and gizzard. We always cook them for her. We just boil them. We always gave them to Amber on holidays too.
 

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I just love the extra aroma when I cook the giblets. Mine have always went to the dogs, but I never knew it was okay to give them the neck. I think I will stay away from that though or I will have to start cooking 3 turkeys at a time just to be fair. lol
 

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i cook the guts then it is a fight between hubby and Beagles over them.use the necks for stock then pell the meat for Beagles on the ones hubby didnt eat lol
 

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Well yesterday after dinner I started cutting up the giblets for the cats and remembered this thread about the beagles liking it... So low and behold who was helping me in the kitchen but my Maggie. We say she's just like Mikey and will eat anything. Well I took a piece out and handed it too her, well she wouldn't even open her lips. I actually think she gave me a stink nose look. I have never laughed so hard. Even my husband came in and I showed him and she still wouldn't even open her lips. So she didn't get that treat,but the cats we're happy..
 

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Boy, did he like them! I boiled them and then cut them up into little pieces and he gobbled them up like it was peanut butter.
 

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Boiled is how we serve them, but they never get the neck as it is saved for skeleton soup. You will want to limit meat from the bird cooked for the 2leggers though as the traces of onions and garlic is hard for their liver to process. We do reserve the oil gland/turkey Mcnugget for our boys, Pops beags get the one from the t day turkey & mine get the xmas one.
 

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Jersey thoroughly enjoyed her turkey parts. We cut them up and gave her some on Thanksgiving and she chowed them right down. I saved the rest in the freezer and I'm giving them to her in small portions with her meals. She's loving it. Not only is she get all sorts of goodies everyday with her food but it means her food is being heated for her. Jeesh, she's so spoiled.
 
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