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Old 07-30-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hiya!

Do any of you give your dogs pig's ears? Artie loves them. Recently, I've started giving him one per day, while my husband and I eat dinner. (It keeps Artie from giving me those puppy-dog eyes that say "I want what you're having. Please share.")

Anyway, so recently -- yes, once again my life revolves around Artie's poop -- Artie's stool has been soft.

So, for those of you who give their dogs pig's ears, how often do you dole them out? (Probably not every day, right? My bad.)

If you do give them one per day, do you find their stools are soft?

I found that the only way to guarantee a hard poop is to give him cheese too, but that's fighting fire with fire, so if I shouldn't be giving him a pig's ear every day, I won't.

PS. I know it's not his food that's the problem because, well, we've been through that on other threads. He's grain intolerant and eats Wellness Core and TOTW combined.

So, what say you all re: the pig's ear daily feast of 2009?

Thanks,
Dawn
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Jax, FL
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I fed my past dog pig's ears and he was fine. We didn't feed him one a day, but there were times when we would feed them to him a couple days in a row. I'm not sure about the soft stool...?? It never was a problem with my past baby.

Current fur-baby doesn't get pig ears. He is very sensitive to foods and treats so we keep him on a strict diet. He gets soft stools from time to time.. I think it's just the amount of water in take, activity level, and how many treats he gets that day.

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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I just had my Chi to the vet the other day for shots and asked her about pigs ears and feet. She said definately do not feed these things to your dogs as they contain alot of harmful bacteria!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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I may be wrong on this but wasn't there a connection between dried pigs ears and intestinal blockages in dogs? I thought I saw, heard or read something about it not being a good idea to give them to dogs often if at all.

But I might be wrong and thinking of something else........
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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LostNJax -- I think Artie, aside from grain intolerance, has a sensitive tummy too. Hmmm.

Blondie621 -- Bacteria??? That's it. I'm tossing the rest of the bag, I think. No more for Artie. I'll fill his Kong with bacteria-free goodies instead. UGH!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Va-Cat -- You sealed the deal. The pig's ears are going in the garbage NOW.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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Our female lab is addicted to pig ears. She has certain times a day she gets one. Hubby started this, never again!!!!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i have given them to bailey every now and then and haven't had a single issue.......

those things are expensive.... don't toss 'em .... send 'em to me......
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: I love the Ozarks
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No,
But I give my pig's dog ear's.
Will that hurt them?

Just kidding!

Okie
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Driller1 -- Seriously, right? Me too -- never again.

latetotheparty -- LOL! I don't want Bailey to have soft poop either.

Okie_Dokie! -- HA! It'll only hurt them if the dog bites.
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