Pig Ears - Good or bad?

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Pig Ears - Good or bad?

Postby goldenstatefan » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:13 pm

I've heard from several folks that rawhide is bad but what about pig ears?

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Postby msvette2u » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:14 pm

Not horrible (IMO) but alot of fat, don't give them too often.
Get those Chicken Jerkys' for a great and relatively safe treat :thumbsup:

we buy ours at COSTCO... lol

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Postby pedrin » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:14 pm

I get them once in a while for mine...and well they like em alot..but I dont know if they are good for them or not... :thumbsup:

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Postby Timas Mom » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:53 pm

10x the risk of samonella than rawhide ( or raw for that matter) and ugh!

NEVER would I give them to either of my dogs!

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Postby jestBC » Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:20 am

Once in a while I will give my dogs the fresh ears we get at work, but never those ultra processed rock hard ones from Petsmart.. :yucky:

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Postby AriesGodofWar » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:38 am

Timas Mom wrote:10x the risk of samonella than rawhide ( or raw for that matter) and ugh!

NEVER would I give them to either of my dogs!


Please forgive me if this is a stupid question, but you feed raw, yet are afraid to give your dog a dehydrated pig ear for fear of salmonella? Isn't that kind of like doing heroin and then being afraid to take an asprin for a headache for fear of an overdose. I would think a dog is more likely to get salmonella from a BARF diet then a dehydrated pig ear (especially since salmonella when found in pigs is typically in fecal matter and the intestines and not the ear). Not that this is necessarily prevalent enough to rule out a BARF diet, I just think it is an unfounded fear given Tima's current diet. Here is a study on the prevalence of Salmonella in dogs fed a BARF diet that includes poultry. http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=339295

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Postby Kingsgurl » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:57 am

Pig ears are too high in fat, besides my dogs eat them like patoato chips..... I prefer Bully Sticks.

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Postby Jazzy » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:56 am

I prefer Bully Sticks.


Stupid question but...are all bully sticks "beef".

Which unfortunately Veronica is allergic to, I was actually thinking of picking up some pig ears for a treat...

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Postby pitgrrl » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:22 am

Jazzy wrote:
Stupid question but...are all bully sticks "beef".


Bull penis, that's what a bully stick is.....

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Postby spammie » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:49 am

I'll give a pigs ear or rolled pig hide for a once in a while treat.

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Postby rednoselover » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:00 pm

I heard that giving a raw hide it not good because they tend to swell up in the stomach. I prefer actaul bosy parts like the ears, feet, shins ect. Smell to high heaven but it keep em busy

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Postby miette » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:23 pm

baked pork skin is much easier and safer for a dog to digest. I give Sunny about 2 pig ears a week and she loves it!

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Postby Savage Destiny » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:58 pm

The only pig ears I feed are the puffy Merrick ones. The normal hard ones are dangerous, IMO. I've seen dogs chomp them and have them splinter into sharp pieces- so no thanks.

Merrick ears: http://www.merrickpetcare.com/store/tre ... 23&s=87025

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Postby sarallyn » Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:17 pm

pitgrrl wrote:
Jazzy wrote:
Stupid question but...are all bully sticks "beef".


Bull penis, that's what a bully stick is.....


!!!
Seriously?!!?!
Oooohhh god... I dared my friend to eat one of these (a part of one) once...

NICE. BLACK MAIL.

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Postby bahamutt99 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:54 pm

My dogs dig pig ears. They only last about 5 minutes with Loki, but they're still a good treat once in a while.


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