We gave Gordon a pig ear tonight and he had chewed it down in about 20 seconds. He got a pretty good size piece though that got stuck in his mouth. I grabbed the cheese to try and trade which he is good about but I could see it was stuck and he finally got it unstuck on his own (in the few seconds it took me to grab the cheese) before I got to him and ended up swallowing the remainder whole. He tried to cough it up a couple of times but then it went down. Will it pass on its own? He seems like his happy self but he won't be getting any more of those!
That's why pig ears and rawhides are not allowed in this house and many other Labby homes. Just too easy for them to either choke on a piece, or swallow a chunk large enough to cause an obstruction.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
I don't like pig ears because they can carry salmonela. Last time I saw a bin of pig ears at PetSmart there were worms crawling over them.
I don't give my dogs pigs ears. Better safe than sorry, I always say.
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
No pig ears or rawhides here either!
Pig ears are the fuel upon which EM runs. She destroys them methodically though, not in a gulp.
HRCH Ellie Mae MH CGC
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Pigs Ears and Rawhide is off limits in this house too...don't like the dangers it presents plus it gives both my boys terrible gas :-X
I have allowed HK to have one on occassion, but she knows the rules. I hold it. No chances taken of her swallowing too large piece.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.