Pork Skin vs. Rawhide

I was given a Scott Pet Pork Chomps pork skin treat for my dog as a gift. Im always very hesitant to give my dog any sort of skin products. Not just for choking/i.t. blockage reasons, but I'd rather just give her better items than that. Throwing some Wellness Bites into a puzzle toy or a bully stick usually works better. That said, my dog is great about biting off pieces of anything we give her, so I generally trust her. And bully sticks and toys only last so long with her; sometimes, I just want her occupied while I'm busy.

That aside, this product says that pork skin, as opposed to raw hide, is found to be 95% digestible, and it looks like it wont splinter/allow to be swallowed in too big of pieces. I never trust packaging on human or non-human-animal foods though, so I was wondering if you have read anything concerning the merits/pitfalls of these products.

Asked by Member 903549 on Jan 8th 2010 in Treats
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The 95% digestible means if well chewed. You would do well to extend your caution to it too. You dog can tear off a dangerous large piece or gnaw it down to one. Some of my Christmas gifts are going to the thrift store. I would send the pork skin to the land fill.

Keep up the Wellness treats in the puzzle ball. You can also fill a Kong with peanut butter and freeze it.

Aster answered on 1/8/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


We never get raw hide or any of that kind of "treat". Too much of a choking hazard. Plus some of the brands are just junk.
My dogs love to chew on antlers. You can buy different sizes. I watch them and throw them out when they get too small and could become lodged in the dogs' throats.
If you can't find them locally you can find them online.

Member 201551 answered on 1/8/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I don't recommend them usually if anyone gives a gift that i am uncomfortable feeding then it gets tossed out.
I have learned the hard way yes, these types of chews can be dangerous and a choke hazzard.
I think you are a great dog parent for asking the question.
I only buy kongs for several years now. They last a long time and they get tossed with useage. good luck.
If you want to try some neat treats I found that Ziwi peak has jerky that is really good. And then I just found Bravo company with salmon treats and Grandma Lucy's online.

Dieta answered on 1/9/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer