Raw pig ears are a chewy treat that’s high in collagen for joint health, and their elastic stretchy texture acts as a natural floss to keep your pet’s teeth clean and healthy.
Cartilage contains natural glucosamine and chondroitin, so chewing on ears can benefit your dog’s joints. They’re soft and easy on the teeth, so they’re a good option for dogs with sensitive teeth or dogs who prefer a leisurely chew. Gnawing on ears helps remove plaque and tartar, promoting dental health, and chewing helps keep your dog’s gums healthy too.
Because pig ears are just cartilage, they are quite digestible for your dog. Monitor your dog if he’s a gulper who doesn’t chew his food thoroughly, so he doesn’t choke or get a bowel obstruction from swallowing big chunks of ear.
Chewing on a product such as raw pig ears provides your dog with many benefits. Depending on your dog’s size and chewing capabilities, a pig ear can last anywhere from just a few minutes to several hours. Not only is chewing a great way to keep your dog out of trouble, but it is mentally stimulating as well. Mental stimulation is key in preventing the development of bad habits created out of boredom, especially when combined with appropriate physical exercise.