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    DefaultPig Ear Question

    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!

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    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.
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    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.

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    I don't give my dogs pigs ears. Better safe than sorry, I always say.
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    No pig ears or rawhides here either!

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    Pig ears are the fuel upon which EM runs. She destroys them methodically though, not in a gulp.
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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

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    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.
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