Do I have to cook the meat?
In general NO, There are certain animal parts, ie liver, lung etc, that have to be cooked for dogs in this country due to the hydatid tapeworm. There is also a requirement that lamb/mutton must be frozen for 9 days.
The other types of animal are all okay fed raw. Raw meat has the bioavailable nutrients as opposed to the cooked version which alters the structure and availability of a lot of its nutrients.
Which bones are the best?
All bones fed to dogs and cats should be raw. They should also have the meat that would normally accompany tha bone still on it, as the meat helps protect the digestive system from damage and scarring which will eventually compromise absorption of nutrition.
The best bones to feed are the soft bones like brisket etc, with their covering of meat and fat. These are essential to the health of the teeth and gums. Chicken necks and wings are great for small dogs and cats Large canon bones are very entertaining for dogs as they are very robust and generally too strong for them to break open.
Why does my dog smell?
Smell can be caused by diet, state of health and age. Bad breath can come from poor health of teeth and gums or gases coming from poor digestion.
A diet including soft digestable meaty bones and green tripe and eliminating preservatives as much as possible will help remedy this problem, assuming there are not already bad or rotten teeth.