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Old 07-31-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Jax, FL
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How about pressed Rawhide. It is "ABC" (Already been chewed/torn up) rawhide then it is pressed together to make different shapes and sizes. They started making them this way to help prevent intestinal blockadge. They also put flavors and coloring to them if that's what makes your dog happy. LOL

My baby can't have them he is illergic to the food coloring, we think. He had one once, my sister decided to give him a treat with out asking, and next morning he was broken out in a rash on his bum and then it spread all over and up his muzzle. He was a swelled up puppy with itchies all over. 200 dollars later, a steriod shot, and benadryl, he was all better.
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:35 AM
 
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I am concerned about the loose stool as this was a sympton two of my friends had before they lost their dogs from intestinal blockage. They didn't think much about it either.
It could be that the oil in the pigs ears are causing it, but it could be that he has already developed a blockage and not much is getting thru. If that it true his belly will be more and more hard and bloated. By the time it is really noticeable, it will be too late.
Just to be safe, I would move up the date of his yearly checkup and be sure to tell the vet what he has been chewing and bring a sample.
Better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I am concerned about the loose stool as this was a sympton two of my friends had before they lost their dogs from intestinal blockage. They didn't think much about it either.
It could be that the oil in the pigs ears are causing it, but it could be that he has already developed a blockage and not much is getting thru. If that it true his belly will be more and more hard and bloated. By the time it is really noticeable, it will be too late.
Just to be safe, I would move up the date of his yearly checkup and be sure to tell the vet what he has been chewing and bring a sample.
Better to be safe than sorry.
It's weird because sometimes his stool is good and firm, and sometimes it's not. His belly is not bloated or hard, but you've given me something to be concerned about so I'm going to keep one of his stool samples and call the vet on Monday morning. Thank you.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Mine has at least ONE Bone/ pig Ear laying around, we also buy the Smoked Bones from the Butcher. If we dont have one when we come back from the Butcher we are in deep trouble I mean he wrinkles HIS NOSE and walks away. Kid u not !

We have a Boxer, not overweight.... and spoiled rotten
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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I stopped giving them pig ears several years ago.
Even further back then that I would buy the huge rawhide bones. Stopped doing that , too.
A lot if almost most of that pressed rawhide is made in China...so forget that.

We give our babies carrots & a lot of love. Our (kids) just want us to be with them. To spend time with them, brush them & play with them. I don't think they need all the junk to eat/chew.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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No. I read somewhere about washing your hands after handling pig's ears, so I didn't want to bother with them. Caesar gets enough treats as it is.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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No. I read somewhere about washing your hands after handling pig's ears, so I didn't want to bother with them. Caesar gets enough treats as it is.
They have to include that safety warning because it is pork after all. It has nothing to do with the product.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Thanks for the info Glitch. Doesn't sound scary when you explain the reason.........
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Austin
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My dog weighs over 60 pounds and our foster is bigger than that. We give our dogs a pig ear or other rawhide snack every day. There has never been any problem with the bowel movements.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Thanks for the info Glitch. Doesn't sound scary when you explain the reason.........
It may not sound scary, but trichinosis is still a concern. The "pork worm" (trichinella spiralis) can cause serious illness or even death. Which is why they include the warning to wash your hands after handling. However, the parasite is killed when the pork is thoroughly cooked. I think it is very unlikely to find a raw or undercooked pigs ear, where the parasite may still be alive.
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