Hi, It has been awhile since I had a puppy, so I was wondering if pig ears are ok to give a puppy. I gave one to my five month old puppy and she loved it. I think it helped out with the teething. Can they cause damage to her little teeth? She did not get sick to her stomach Hmm...
pigs ears, rawhides, etc. all have their good and bad things about them. it really is just about how your individual dog tolerates them. i have given them to all my dogs and only one had a problemm with them. rawhides i have always given to all my dogs and no has had a problem. if your puppy does fine with them then ok. just not on a daily basis. they are very fatty. like eating bacon everyday. also wash your hands after giving them to her. i read you can get salmonella from them but again thats only what i read and i never got that from them.
I give both my 4 year old rottie and 15 week old boxer pig ears. My vet even gives them to the dogs when you go for a visit and have to wait a few minutes. It does keep them occupied. On the other hand, I had a female rottweiler who loved them but you could not go near her while she had one.
my vet ssays that rawhide is something you donot want to give your dog. They don't digest it!! I love to give my pups pigears BUT you havr to be there when you give it to them because they can choke on it. They try to swallow to big of pieces. I have known of several dogs dye because they got them stuck in theor throats! Breeder
Pigears aren't made of rawhide, which is the dried skin of cows. They're made of pig ears. But any time you give your dog something to chew on , you should keep an eye on them, unless it's pretty much indestructible, like a kong toy. I've found that the biggest issue with them is that they tend to bring out the growling aggressive 'must protect this from anything at all costs' side of dogs.
I give my dogs compressed raw hides. I have no aggressive behavior,and no chance of choking. With regular raw hides or pig ears they are aggressive and i've seen them chew to the point of almost choking.I stopped using them.