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Q: I need some help finding an alternitive dog treat

September 7, 2009 | By Inarisfire | 9 answers | Expired: 1773 days ago

Inarisfire

My new puppy has a fondness for pigs ears but I heard they can cause some digestive issues. And I want to find an alternitive treat for her to chew on. shes 3 months old and is starting teething. so this is going to have to be something to stand up to alot of chewing.

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Staceyrm
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Sep 12, 2009

I agree that rawhides are dangerous; they are not digestible, and cause blockages. Pig ears can cause digestive problems, as well. I use bully sticks/pizzle sticks. They are all natural, and completely digestible. Also, deer antlers are wonderful, as they do not splinter, do not break, and do not stink. They have a natural attraction for most dogs, and are gnawed on, so they last a very long time. Also, compressed rawhide is good, too. Because it's made of many micro-layers, you don't get the digestive issues as regular rawhide. Though, they're better for real chewers, not dogs that break off large pieces and swallow.

And, of course, as previously said, the kongs are awesome. There are different shapes, sizes and hardness, so you can get several. I have two different types; one I stuff with different small treats, and the other I fill with peanut butter, or yogurt, or soft dog food, or baby food... and then freeze.

Good luck finding what your pup likes!. Just watch out for indigestability; splintering; or breaking into sizes that can get stuck if swallowed.

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PinkPower23
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Sep 07, 2009

My dog likes to chew on white rawhide bones. They also freshen her breath and whiten her teeth! I get them at either Sam's Club Or Costo Wholesale, I don't remember.

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jessie
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Sep 07, 2009

raw hide can cause a intestional blockage, the raw hide swells when swollowed, I have seen many need surgery for this. the best in my opinion is the budda bones, the are digestable and are safe, they are made from corn startch

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