Cows Hooves

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Hearthurts Tue 26-Mar-19 20:08:23

What do people think of cows hooves for a dog chew? specifically for a puppy.
I've read good and bad about them.

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CMOTDibbler Tue 26-Mar-19 21:16:40

My dogs, and our foster pups adore them and we've not had any problems. Just keep an eye for any sharp edges, and I wouldn't use them for a very strong jawed dog

OverFedStanley Tue 26-Mar-19 21:21:17

ooooooh the smell of wet hooves ........envy

TheHodgeoftheHedge Tue 26-Mar-19 21:24:53

Brilliant for teething doggies! Mine have always loved them and never had a problem apart from the smell. OMG wet hooves stink!

Hearthurts Tue 26-Mar-19 21:37:56

grin do they really stink?!🤣
I remember our dog years ago having pigs ears to chew on.
Are the ones from Amazon ok? sorry I'm.new to all this, thanks for your help

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CMOTDibbler Tue 26-Mar-19 21:41:42

Usually they aren't too bad, but one of ours likes to bury them in the garden and then dig them back up, and then they do honk.

Pigs ears last about 30 seconds here. Hooves last months and months of gnawing

adaline Tue 26-Mar-19 21:51:46

They absolutely stink but mine loves them. We stuff them and freeze them.

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Hearthurts Tue 26-Mar-19 22:12:31

what do you stuff them with?! adaline

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Wolfiefan Tue 26-Mar-19 22:15:12

@CMOTDibbler frozen raw pig ears last slightly longer. grin

tabulahrasa Wed 27-Mar-19 00:53:28

You can get frozen raw cows legs with hooves still attached (they’re not whole legs, just halfway up the shin)

They last quite well... and they don’t half freak out your neighbours when your dog wanders past with it, lol

Hearthurts Wed 27-Mar-19 06:58:46

😱frozen cows legs you say?!
OMG I've entered into another world buying this puppy. The smelliest thing I've ever bought for a pet is a packet of cheese Dreamies🤣

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adaline Wed 27-Mar-19 07:03:02

@Hearthurts we use loads of different things - cream cheese, peanut butter, pate, apple sauce, mashed bananas, yoghurt or even just wet food or biscuits in gravy.

2dogsandPG Wed 27-Mar-19 07:09:39

We call them poo-bones because of the smell 🤢 Dogs love them though. Ours had them from about 3 months. Occasional peanut butter dollop in there as an extra treat!

Hearthurts Wed 27-Mar-19 07:42:01

yum! confused
I'm going to order some today, thanks everyone
《prepares for DH to start divorce procedings》

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anniehm Wed 27-Mar-19 08:07:18

We have various animal parts but he usually buries them after a few mins, I restrict to the garden as they stink

littlemeitslyn Wed 27-Mar-19 08:55:11

What happened to the cow ?

werideatdawn Wed 27-Mar-19 21:11:44

Well hopefully the cow is dead otherwise there's a hoofless one somewhere...

werideatdawn Wed 27-Mar-19 21:12:18

grin
Oh and our girl loves all random animal bits. Snout is a current favourite!

DogInATent Wed 27-Mar-19 21:24:22

They last quite well... and they don’t half freak out your neighbours when your dog wanders past with it, lol

Put an old trainer over the hoof, see if that freaks them out any less.

Hearthurts Wed 27-Mar-19 23:53:10

grin I bought a couple of hooves in the pet shop, and came across a stuffed trachaeashock

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tabulahrasa Thu 28-Mar-19 01:15:53

“Put an old trainer over the hoof, see if that freaks them out any less.”

Lol, dunno, she was a bit disturbed by chicken feet too...

I found it quite amusing tbh as she eats meat and I don’t, and she was the one bothered by random animal parts.

Trachea don’t last long IME, unless you’ve a really small dog I suppose, but mine just ate them in about 2 minutes.

LeesPostersAreInFrames Thu 28-Mar-19 01:19:35

I'm just here too insert the standard warning that if you feed your dogs peanut butter, make sure it's not one that contains xylitol.

Hearthurts Thu 28-Mar-19 06:41:54

thanks lees I have a quite runny peanut butter that is 99.5% peanuts and .5% salt
The make is 'pics' it's delicious!

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adaline Thu 28-Mar-19 07:12:46

I wouldn't give one that contains any salt at all - dogs don't have the same tolerance to it as we do.

I use Meridian which is 100% peanuts.

Hearthurts Thu 28-Mar-19 07:30:36

ok thanks adaline
silly question but does it matter if it's smooth or crunchy?! i

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