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How old for a pigs ear etc.?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Cuddypuppy, Jul 24, 2009.


  1. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    At what age can a pigs ear or similar be introduced to a puppy?

    All advice welcome! I would also like to thank everyone for their help so far. :)
     
  2. bucksmum

    bucksmum PetForums Senior

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    I would never touch them personally,too much fat,have been known to cause pancreatitis.We always use bones from the butcher,raw.If they are beef bones we freeze them first to kill of any parasites.Good luck with your pup x
     
  3. Matrix/Logan

    Matrix/Logan PetForums VIP

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    I have never given pigs ears to Logan as they always gave my previous gsd the runs, but my previous labxgsd loved them. (that is where the other gsd would occassionally pinch them from!) We give both the dogs rawhide chews and have never had any problems with them, they have had them from being 7 weeks old.
     
  4. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    I might give the rawhide a whirl. :)
     
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    Classyellie PetForums VIP

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    I never give them to Harvey as they contain too much fat
     
  6. kiera09

    kiera09 PetForums Senior

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    Hiya, Both my dogs love them and i've never had any probs! I'd say about 7-8 weeks xx
     
  7. Badger's Mum

    Badger's Mum PetForums VIP

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    I fine the beef bone's good for teething as well:D
     
  8. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    My friend nearly lost her whippet because she gave her a pigs ear and her digestion system couldn't cope with the fat content. I give my pups pigs ears strips then they don't get too much.

    Another alternative is to buy raw pigs ears from the abatior and to bake them yourself.
     
  9. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    Mmm. I think I will pass on that one ;)
     
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