These pig ears from pets at home are a great thing to buy if you are looking for a more natural but still tasty treat for your dog.
You can pick them in at Pet’s at Home and you can get them in different sized packets. I usually get a pack of 7 and even though the ears aren’t large they last for absolutely ages. My dog chews and chews them and they keep him entertained for absolutely ages. He often chews it for ages then leaves it and comes back to it several times.
I like the fact that these are natural and are just baked pig ears. I do buy him snacks that if I am honest I don’t know what they contain but it is always nice to know that I am actually giving him something natural.
The ears themselves look pretty disgusting but they have nearly no scent to them and are just a little bit greasy feeling when you pick them up but they aren’t too bad to handle.
I buy him snacks all the time which are supposed to be good for his teeth but he eats them so quickly that I really don’t think that they can be doing him much good but I know these must be helping to clean his teeth as he is really enthusiastic with the chewing on these.
The most important thing for me at least about these is that I know he likes them and I like buying him them as I know he gets a lot of pleasure form them and they make a nice change from the harder biscuit type snacks he usually gets.
I hate buying these but of most treats these are natural with no additives and bulking agents in them however as someone who does not eat meat I hate the thought of them being a pigs ear.
Pets at home sell pigs ears as single ears, or in packs of 7, 10, 25 and 50. I have only ever bought the singles or packs of 7.
The pigs ears are simply as they say pigs ears that have been baked, they become hard to the touch. They are usually a pale red or pink colour.
I have to admit there is not much scent to the ears which is always a plus point.
The ears make really good chews for your dog if they are anything like Alf a single ear can take days to chew on, chewing is really good for their teeth, helping control plaque but also the ears are a really good source of protein which helps give your dog a nice healthy shiny coat. I guess the biggest plus point it they are natural so your dog is not adding a lot of nasty additives or bulking agents to their diet. This is good for a dog like ours who has food allergies.
Another plus is he ears are really good value, a single ear is around £0.99, the 7 pack is £7.99, the 10 pack £8.49, the 25 pack £16.99 and the 50 pack is £28.99
This might sound a lot but when you add up the hours of enjoyment they get from a single one they really are not expensive.
Would I suggest these? Yes I would but with one word of caution because they can take days to eat I would never suggest them to dogs that are food aggressive they have been known to bring out an even deeper aggression in dogs. I am not sure why but I saw a report in our dog mag about it a few years back. Other than that they get a 5 stars from me.
I am a regular user of Pets At Home as it is only down the road from me, I always get my dogs pig ears as the absolutely love them I normally get the loose ears in the tubs but saw that the pack of pigs ears (two in the pack) worked out cheaper than buying them seperately like I used to do.
The packaging is very basic, not very eye catching but due to it being transparent you get to see exactly what you are buying, not all of the pigs ears are the same size in the packs that you get so be sure to check for the right size fir your furry babies.
My dogs just love them and generally they are gone within 10 minutes, even though they dont last long I know they love them and it keeps them entertained for a little while, unfortunately for me my Olde Tyme Bulldog tends to try to inhale these things which leads me to having to pull the pigs ear out whole from half way down his throat so I will say if you have a guttey dog like mine it might be better to half one and give it to them in sections as potentially it could end up being very dangerous.
I normally get a little bit of grease on my hands when getting these out of the packet and they dont smell the best either but my babies enjoy them so thats all that matters.
Would reccomend to anyone but keep an eye on your dog with them just incase they try to swallow them in one go ;)
I shop in pets at home a lot. I have a westie and my mum has 3 other dogs so it's quite a regular visit for us.
I buy everything in pets at home. Food, T shirts, toys, bowls etc and treats. I like to shop there because they do a wide range of dog products and are reasonably priced.
The first time my dog has these pigs ears my mum brought them home for the dogs. They made me feel sick at thought but the dogs went crazy for them and loved them. they just sat there for most of the night chewing on the corners and still didn't get through them, so they are very long lasting.
My dog in particular really liked it and so the next time I went to pets at home I brought her some more.
Since then they have become a regular treat for her every week or so. She goes mad for them and actually has her head in the shopping bag when I come home before I can unpack them.
They last my dog (who although I hate to admit it, is a bit greedy) for at least two days as she chews them for a bit, has a break and then goes back to them.
I would think they would be quite good for their teeth because they are hard and the dogs have to really chew on them. They would be great for dogs left on their own a lot if you're out at work during the day perhaps.
They do seem to make my dog very thirsty though and so, obviously, I always make sure she plenty of fresh water to drink.
The only problem I have with these pig ears (and others) is that I don't really like to touch them because they feel a bit greasy and they have sometimes stained lighter fabrics when she has chewed them on the bed or on a pet blanket.
A great treat for your best friend and pets at home sell them in a huge box sometimes so they are a bit cheaper that way.
My poor little Tasha required some treatment from the vet recently for a pretty sore looking eye infection. My wife phoned and arranged an appointment with our vet, who is part of Companion care vet surgeries, which are mostly housed in a Pets at Home stores.
On arrival we discovered that they were running slightly behind so I took the opportunity to browse their very adequate shelves. I had probably already decided before leaving the house that she would get a treat, but I kidded her and myself that it was because she was being such a good girl. She likes a chew now and then....well actually every Saturday after the weekly shop she searches the carrier bags for her treat. Pig's ears are one of her favourites, but they have a tendency to become a bit scarce every so often, so when I saw a 10 pack on offer at this store I thought I'd dive in.
They aren't cheap Pets at Home in fact they are pretty pricey, but I found that this multi-pack did represent not bad value at £6.29. Our usual brand worked out at about 55p per ear and the maths will tell you these are 63p. Once home we gave Tasha an ear and watched her flick and play with it for ages before finally lying down and having a good old chew. Each ear is a fair size and is a lovely golden brown colour, not that I myself found them at all appealing. They are very crisp but being basically skin they are quite flexible once she has chewed them for a while. It's really quite funny because she makes all these noises as if she were getting torn into a big juicy steak, and she certainly seems to enjoy them. I was expecting a big more of a smell from them but to me they are pretty odourless, I' guessing to a dog they smell delicious judging by the fuss made by my girl to get hold of one.
They are perhaps a bit smaller than my usual brand but as I say the scarcity of them was really the deciding factor in coughing up a bit extra. At the end of the day they do appear to have been good value for money and if it turns out they weren't I'm not too fussed since my little precious is well worth it.