|Barked: Wed Aug 30, '06 7:59am PST |
|Pig ears are indeed yummy but they do carry some risks: 1) they're fattening in a BIG way 2) veterinary dentists don't recommend them because of their propensity for breaking th tips off of teeth (definitely a bad thing)--ditto on the cow hooves 3) They're even more problematic than Greenies in terms of causing GI obstructions (Greenies get more of a bad rap because they were guaranteed to be safe--no company ever made that claim about a pig ear). I don't recommend them for the above three reasons. There's nothing yuckier than pulling a hunk of fibrous pig ear out of a swollen bit of intestine--Yuck! Enjoy your other toys smeared with peanut butter or some other yummy treat. It's safer and maybe just as much fun.
Dr. Patty Khuly
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