are pigs ears, hoofs etc. good or bad for dogs. we've gotten them for our lab before and seemed to have no problem. but then again he's a lab they can and will eat almost anything layed in front of them...lol. but what about a smaller dogs or puppy's for that matter. i'm afraid but my husband says it should be fine, but 2 dogs aren't one in the same. just because one dog did fine, doesn't mean the other will. could anyone shed some light on this. we are just trying to find some tasty chew stuff that lasts longer than a milk bone. mainly to keep our dogs occupied at certain times. especially our lab. he is like a hoover. he can get through those huge bones in 5-15 minutes...i kid you not. it's amazing, i wonder if there is a record held on how fast a dog can eat a bone. because our lab is certainly a contender. and our puppy we need something to help in the crate training process. any suggestions greatly appreciated.
I have herd alot of bad things about pig ears Like them splientering and such but i have never had a problem with them. My boston loves them. though after hearing that im not going to be giving him any more.
Everyone says bullie sticks are great (its a bull wang) I think its funny but then I think its funny when people fart (i take after my dad). I plann on picking a few up sooner or later.
Can't remember ever buying the hoofs. I probably have just can't remember. I have bought the pig ears and they got sick on them too. Just like the greenies, they threw-up. It might be they have more fat content. Tend to be more greasy on the tummy. I don't know, but I never buy them anymore. I buy different kinds of snacks and maybe chicken or beef flavored rawhides. They like liver snacks and that type of snack too.
I never give my bullies any kind of bones they can eat, Christmas I gave them some kind of bone (dont remember the kind of bone) and all 3 of them got sick off of it so no more bones for them. We used to have a Pomeranian a while back and she got choked on a pig ear and we had to put our hand down her throat and get it out since her tounge was turning blue and after that none of our dogs have gotten any pig ears.
I used to give mine the REAL pig ears, heard seom issues about them. But wait!!! There are now Imitation Pig Ears, I've seen them in Pet Stores, Grocery Stores, seen em in 2 flavors, regular, & cheese. They are supposed to be better than Real Pig Ears. My dogs love these too.
My puppy loves her cow hoof, she really chews away at it we bought it over a month ago and she still has half of it left. Gucci is a Torkie and only 5 lbs so far, so your small pups should be fine with.
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Hi We give our Schnauzers and ShihTzu and Chihuahua's pig ear strips and Lamb Lung they love them and we have never had any problems with them at all they just want more lol. Try the strips instead of the ear!
I like giving the natural bones now that I've been introduced to them. Kiba has had a hoof for over a month, she does chew on it, but it's harder for her to break down. And the puppy already has a little one waiting in the cupboard. I only will get back ribs from the meat market, cook them a little bit, and then send her outside with them. Also a rib thingy from Petsmart. Teeth are clean and no bad breath.
I've heard pig ears smell and cause indigestion problems, but not entirely sure on that as I've never given it to her. She likes bully sticks but they go so fast and I'm afraid she'll choke on it when its little... will have to get the huge gigantic ones next time.
Anyone give theirs pig snouts? I saw them at the pet store the other day... weird.
Pigs Ears-fattening and dont last long but they are okay to give Hooves-Stinky big time but are okay to give Bully sticks last a lil while and dont smell that bad.I have them around all the time. I get merricks bones.tehy love them.
Ahh so that's a Torkie! I have a Yorkie Maltese mix and they are usually called a Morkie. Couldn't figure out what a Torkie was a Yorkie mix of :) Any pictures? Here's Maggie's http://www.dogster.com/?184580
I wouldn't recommend giving pig ears.. My cousin gave her dog a pig ear just for a try (first time) & she choked one a little piece but coughed it back out. Have you tried bully sticks? Now she just gets her dog bully sticks, & compressed rawhides.
Hey Lalayla....Bully sticks are the only thing I give Maggie. I have found for some strange reason the lighter in color they are the less they smell? Not sure what the reasoning behind that one is. I buy the lightest color ones I can find at the pet store, generally the 36" ones if I can get them and just cut them into 6" pieces myself for half the price of precut 6". Much more cost effective. This last one I bought was very very light colored and has absolutely no odor (which is great when she wants to chew them while lounging on my lap)