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Hi everyone,

 

Do any of you ever give your hounds pig ears. Mine love, love, love them, and they are a fantastic pacifier when I have to go out - both grab the ears and run to their beddies...could care less if I leave!

 

It seems, but I'm not sure, that every time Georgia has an ear, she get an upset tummy. She had diarrhea and eats grass.

 

Has anyone else had this experience?

 

Thanks!

 

Lisa

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Guest BlackandBrindle

I don't personally give pig ears, but I have heard of them causing upset stomachs...

 

Have you tried bully sticks?

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Guest ss556

Alan used to get very soft poop after eating pig ears. Only once in blue moon after that did I give him a low fat pig ear. He had no problem with that.

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Thanks for all the advice. I think no more piggy ears for my girl. We'll go get some bully sticks tomorrow. She does seem to have a sensitive tummy. I have to remember I've only had her 7 weeks and I'm still getting to know her - feels like she's been mine forever. She's very deep in my heart. :wub:

 

I'm being extra careful with her, too, after what the so-called vet told me "suspected cardiomyopathy." I got a second opinion and was assured that she's a very healthy girl...but I'm still a little nervous. :unsure

 

 

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Guest gapeach1

Those pig ears have a tendency to cause the greys loose stools. The dogs love them, but it does make them very loose and also gassy. Walmart sells a substitute which works well, called Better Than Pig Ears. My dogs love them, and it has ended all those ugly problems.

GAPeach1

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Guest lotsahounds

My vet told me a long time ago not to give them too many pig ears because they are so greasy and can cause multiple problems. Once in awhile is ok.

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Guest RICHandJUDE

I have two gereyounds now and had one that

passed away a couple years ago at age 15 1/2.

 

None of my greyts could tolerate the pigs ears.

One of them would choke and the other two

get loose stools. I prefer not to give them pig ears.

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Thanks for all the advice. I think no more piggy ears for my girl. We'll go get some bully sticks tomorrow. She does seem to have a sensitive tummy. I have to remember I've only had her 7 weeks and I'm still getting to know her - feels like she's been mine forever. She's very deep in my heart. :wub:

 

I'm being extra careful with her, too, after what the so-called vet told me "suspected cardiomyopathy." I got a second opinion and was assured that she's a very healthy girl...but I'm still a little nervous. :unsure

Our first grey could not eat them as they caused him an upset tummy but most things did. I don't use pig ears at all. I have a friend that uses bully sticks and her hounds love them.

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Guest iaksma

LOL....perfect timing on this post! I bought a bag of pigs ears from the local pet shop (Mud Bay Granary) and gave Mabel one last night. I couldn't sleep this morning, got up at 4 a.m. stepped out of the bedroom and right into a pile of doo.... She was shaking a little bit last night and I thought she was cold so I covered her up...she must have had to go and I didn't see the signs. When I let her out she went again.

 

Stepping in doo at 4 a.m. is sure to wake you up! That'll teach me to pay more attention to Mabel's body language :D Luckily, I believe Mud Bay will take food items back if they don't agree with your pet.

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LOL....perfect timing on this post! I bought a bag of pigs ears from the local pet shop (Mud Bay Granary) and gave Mabel one last night. I couldn't sleep this morning, got up at 4 a.m. stepped out of the bedroom and right into a pile of doo.... She was shaking a little bit last night and I thought she was cold so I covered her up...she must have had to go and I didn't see the signs. When I let her out she went again.

 

Stepping in doo at 4 a.m. is sure to wake you up! That'll teach me to pay more attention to Mabel's body language :D Luckily, I believe Mud Bay will take food items back if they don't agree with your pet.

:sick YEP !! That'll wake ya up every time !!

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