Are pig ears good for puppies?

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Pig ears have a high fat content and would certainly not be the treat of choice for dogs with weight problems, or those prone to pancreatitis.

If given in large quantities (as compared to the size of the dog or puppy), Pig ears can also cause loose stools.

The bottom line is moderation.

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Can puppies eat pig ears? The use of pig ears as an alternative chew option to rawhide chews, which can pose a number of dangers to your dog, is common among dog owners.

But just because pig ears are often given to dogs as a chew option doesn't necessarily mean that they're safe for your dog — especially your puppy.

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Pig ears have a high fat content and would certainly not be the treat of choice for dogs with weight problems, or those prone to pancreatitis.

If given in large quantities (as compared to the size of the dog or puppy), Pig ears can also cause loose stools.

The bottom line is moderation.

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Pig ears are a great treat but are high in fat and can cause diarrhea. Knuckle bones are a traditional good choice. Hooves tend to splinter and have been implicated in some problems.
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A lot of puppies ears change as they grow.

Their heads do grow a lot through "puppy-hood" and it causes their ears to go to the sides and all over the place.

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Puppies with one little ear up are pretty much the cutest things ever.

For dogs with shorter pinna, their ears normally start perking up at about 8 to 10 weeks old.

This is when the cartilage in their ear becomes strong enough to help hold it up.

But for some dogs, this process can take months.

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Puppies.

They grow up so fast! Though sometimes not quite fast enough to keep up with their ears Dumbo flaps.

These guys will most likely grow into their side mirrors someday, but until then, we'll be busy fawning over these floppy-eared pups.

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If given in large quantities (as compared to the size of the dog or puppy), pig ears can also cause loose stools.

The bottom line is moderation.

It is always a good idea to supervise your dog when giving him any treat, and prevent him from swallowing large pieces of chew items.

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