Pig's ears?

(23 Posts)
3teens2cats Sat 15-Aug-20 19:42:08

Are pig's ears safe for dogs? Google is giving conflicting advice. My neighbours give them to their dogs and have offered me some for my dog to try. I am not keen but dh thinks I'm being silly.

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MyBabyIsAFurBaby Sat 15-Aug-20 21:21:46

My DP bought some for our dog, either from Pets at Home or the pet food aisle in one of the big supermarkets.

She only got one as a huge treat, and absolutely loved them. I personally thought they were disgusting grin

AnnaMagnani Sat 15-Aug-20 21:28:25

Parents' dog thought they were the world's second finest food, after leftover kebab she found in the gutter hmm

We too thought they were disgusting but were happy to encourage the pig's ear habit and deter the kebab hunting.

vanillandhoney Sat 15-Aug-20 21:28:38

They're absolutely fine - they're quite fatty though so I wouldn't give them often. Mine loves them!

MsMarvellous Sat 15-Aug-20 21:36:41

We get a couple every month as a treat. Works great if he needs distracting.

QuestionableMouse Sat 15-Aug-20 21:42:01

My dog loves them but they make his farts absolutely rancid. 😂

Scattyhattie Sat 15-Aug-20 23:08:14

My dogs like pig ears & the puffed snouts but I tend to buy cow ears as lower fat. Chicken feet are weird to watch them eat grin


GrumpyMiddleAgedWoman Sat 15-Aug-20 23:20:40

One love dried tripe, but oh my word, it stinks...

StillMedusa Sun 16-Aug-20 00:29:01

Mine loves pigs ears. And bull's pizzles, which are infinitely worse :D

DramaAlpaca Sun 16-Aug-20 01:45:04

My two spaniels love them. They love ostrich tendons too.

nancybotwinbloom Sun 16-Aug-20 06:52:30

@StillMedusa what are pizzoles?

Op our dog likes pigs and cow ears. They are vile. He throws them up in the air and flicks them round pouncing on them. One landed in my hair last week. Just vile.

My husband also bought a bag of hooves from pets at home. Don't even know what type of hooves but the ears are marginally better than the hooves. They are banned from the house. Double vile.

KitchenConfidential Sun 16-Aug-20 07:07:31

what are pizzoles Penises

Parkandride Sun 16-Aug-20 07:10:01

I get them from our local Pet shop who are very pro natural diets etc, they're much better (bigger and hairier!) than the ones I've got at the supermarket and last a good amount of time. He loves them!

Soubriquet Sun 16-Aug-20 07:12:05

My dogs love them but I can’t give them pigs ears as they scrap over whoever has any left

They love rabbit ears though and they go down quicker. Bonus as an added wormer

BarkingHat Sun 16-Aug-20 07:30:05

Ours loves chicken feet and lambs tails and anything fishy.

but it’s the tripe twists that gets the bottom wriggling, scampering around the house, the squeaking in a low pitched way with jaws firmly shut and then It’s finally buried in the garden to be dug up and inspected every couple of days till it’s ripe.

And an ostrich bone.

JulesM73 Sun 16-Aug-20 07:57:05

My dog absolutely loves pigs ears, would do anything for one. We buy a box from Costco and then he will get them as an occasional treat.

nancybotwinbloom Sun 16-Aug-20 07:59:33

@KitchenConfidential envy vom.
Thank you. If DH ever brings these home for the dog he will be out.

KitchenConfidential Sun 16-Aug-20 08:51:26

Hahahaha you’re welcome @nancybotwinbloom (nice name btw love a Weeds reference!)

QuestionableMouse Sun 16-Aug-20 11:30:20

The absolute worst thing I've had is turkey necks. They were given to me and I couldn't refuse. Smelt absolutely awful, left nasty greasy marks everywhere and the dog got weirdly possessive over them.

They went in the bin.

QuestionableMouse Sun 16-Aug-20 11:30:52

Oh, and they made the dog stink of slightly rancid turkey too.

Juiceey Mon 17-Aug-20 15:19:09

Juiceypup isn't bothered by pigs ears. Has a half hearted chew then gives up.

We bought him a puzzle once. The smell made me properly heave. Couldn't put it in the bin as it was so rancid!

Juiceey Mon 17-Aug-20 15:19:18


Kaykay066 Thu 20-Aug-20 12:46:40

They smell so bad and nope I’d not use them, what purpose do they have? I’d go for something like deer horn or nyla bone or a kong

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