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Q: I need some help finding an alternitive dog treat

September 7, 2009 | By Inarisfire | 9 answers | Expired: 1915 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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Karie K.
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Sep 10, 2009

May I suggest knotted rope balls. When I want my pupies to calm down I will put a little peanut butter on it.

You can find them at Petco.

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Mary C.
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Sep 09, 2009

Keep the pig ears at a minimum, if she doesn't have stomach upsets from them now you are probly ok but you can also try lambs ears, they are a little easier on the stomach and natural bones with or without marrow are ok as well (make sure they are from a reputable sourse USA! and steralized) Nylabones and Kongs are also great choices and Kongs you can fill with lots of things for endless entertainment!

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 08, 2009

if you are looking for a bunch of different options to choose from then I would suggest going online and ordering a foster and smith pet catalog. its free and they have many toy and treat options for every price range and every size of dog. They have all kinds of healthy chews and toys. Good luck!

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Katie
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Sep 08, 2009

If you go to Wal-Mart, there is a substitute brand of Pig Ears. I got some for my little guy when I first got him and he loved them. They are in a green packaging and pretty much say Pig Ears on the front but they are artificial and filled with other good stuff for your little one!

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Shay E.
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Sep 07, 2009

I think pig ears are safe , Nuvo is going on 4 months and she is teething and I give her frozen bananas, squeaky toys and her favorite is the puppy kong toy , I stuff it with peanut butter and she just loves it , the kong toy is the best to me because it helps stimulate her and it really prevents boredom, its really a wonderful toy for dogs and puppies !

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daryl b.
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Sep 07, 2009

there are real bones with the marrow scooped out so they cannot spoil. i have seen them in pet stores but forget wheat they are called. but they are just a real bone that will take them forever to knaw down. they are about i/4 inch thich and plane bone white. they are nothing but a real bone

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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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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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