Weather big or small, short, or long haired, we all want the best for our furry, four-legged friends. From toys to bedding, food to treats, every element matters and adds to your dog’s overall mental and physical health. In terms of treats there is a LOT on the market which can seem overwhelming. This is why it is important to do your research and choose products that are both nutritious AND delicious. Natural dog treats are often the way to go as they are packed with health benefits as well as bucket loads of flavour. Research has shown that there are immense benefits for dogs particularly related to the consumption of pig ears. And what is better? pig ears are an all-natural dog treat, something we are allllll about here at Drool Pet Co.
Read on as we list the top 7 benefits on why pig ears should be a go to treat for your beloved pooch.
#1 Dental aid
Pig ears are a key way to stay on top of your dog’s dental hygiene. They are a crunchy treat that assists in the removal of plaque and food residue from the teeth (think of it as a toothbrush for dogs). The intense chewing on pig ears also helps in developing strong jaws, canine teeth, and healthy gums for years to come. PLUS, healthy teeth and gums also result in much fresher breath in dogs; good for them (but mainly you).
#2 Great for keeping curious dogs busy
Got a pooch that is constantly on the hunt for fun? Pig ears are the perfect solution for all dogs…especially ones who love to chew. Not only are pig ears a safe option, but they can also act as a distraction to keep your dog from snooping around and chewing on things they should not be chewing. The chewy density will help in encouraging your dog to slow down and exercise their jaw. Plus, the great thing about pig ears is that they hold consistent levels of flavour even after hours of chewing, unlike many un-natural dog treats that lose their flavours almost instantly. This calls for hours of fun.
#3 Nutritious and delicious
Whilst your pooch will no doubt enjoy demolishing a pig’s ear, have peace of mind knowing they are also getting rewarded nutritionally. They are extremely high in essential vitamins and minerals, with particularly high levels of Iron and Omega 3. Due to this, pig ears are a great alternative to rawhide or other less than natural dog chews that may taste good but hold little to no nutritional value for your dog.
#4 Luscious skin and hair
Pig ears also have high levels of protein which holds many health benefits in itself. The protein packed into pig ears not only helps to keep muscles strong, but protein also plays a vital role in the formation of new skin and hair cells. Keeping their skin and hair healthy is important as it can help prevent a range of problems and disorders such as Alopecia, Ticks, Flea Allergy Dermatitis and even Black Skin Disease. With pig ears, your dog’s hair and skin will be healthy as well as silky smooth to the touch. Pawfect.
#5 Better for the belly
A lot of dog treats are made with flavour enhancers, dyes, and a range of other nasties to make them taste and look more appropriate. Although this may work, there is a downside to this as those nasties can negatively affect your dogs gut health resulting in vomiting, diarrhoea and in more serious cases even damage to the rectal lining. This is yet another reason as to why choosing all-natural dog treats is the healthier AND safer option. The great thing about pig ears is that your pooch will still get all the flavours they love plus nutrients, just minus the nasties. Ultimately making it a better option for their sensitive belly’s.
#6 Affordable and long-lasting
Due to the density and texture of pig ears, they are set to challenge even the most seasoned chewers. Meaning they often last up to a few weeks (or longer) depending on your dog and their chewing ability. But even if your pooch does manage to chew through a pig ear, no need to fret, they are super affordable meaning they can be easily replaced ready for another whole round of fun.
#7 No hidden nasties
Our range of pig ears for dogs are 100% Australian pork made from local Cairns sources and dehydrated naturally. Do not pay $3 to $4 in stores for pig ears that may not come from Australia AND may be carrying all sorts of bacteria such as salmonella. Not only this, but our pig ears are totally natural with no hidden nasties that may negatively affect your dog. With Drool Pet Co, feel secure knowing all our pig ears are FREE FROM:
- By Products
- Flavour Enhancers
- Artificial Growth Hormones
So there you have it, seven benefits that double as six reasons as to WHY your special fur friend NEEDS this beneficial treat in their life. Packed with flavour as well as nutrients, this affordable and long-lasting treat should be a definite go to every time you are on the hunt for dog treats. Better quality treats make for a happier and healthier dog, meaning you can smile too knowing your dog is well taken care of.
Shop ALL natural treats now and your pooch will love you for it.