Are dried pig ears safe for dogs?

Asked By: Augusta Robel
Date created: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 12:41 AM
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Premium Pig ears have about 230 calories, which makes up a good portion of a dog's recommended daily caloric intake.

Pig ears are also very greasy and can cause gastrointestinal problems in any dog, but they are of extra concern for dogs with pancreatitis.

Answered By: Anne Bogisich
Date created: Sun, Feb 14, 2021 2:44 AM
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The truth is, as long as they are fed responsibly, pig ears are a safe and healthy treat! Pig ears are a nutritious alternative to rawhide or other less than natural dog chews. Plus, they're a great source of protein and essential nutrients to compliment your dog's regular diet.
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Final Verdict. Pig ears in general are a lot better than rawhides. Rawhides do clean the teeth better, but the choking hazards of these outweigh those dental benefits. And pig ears are still a great treat to keep your pup's teeth and gums healthy!
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Pig ears in general are a lot better than rawhides. Rawhides do clean the teeth better, but the choking hazards of these outweigh those dental benefits. And pig ears are still a great treat to keep your pup's teeth and gums healthy! ... Pig ears are also a lot more digestible than rawhides.
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Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.

Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.

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The truth is, as long as they are fed responsibly, pig ears are a safe and healthy treat! Pig ears are a nutritious alternative to rawhide or other less than natural dog chews.
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Rawhide bones and other edible chews can pose a choking and blockage risk. In fact, this is a much bigger risk than contamination or digestive irritation. If your dog swallows large pieces of rawhide, the rawhide can get stuck in the esophagus or other parts of the digestive tract.
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