Pig Ear Updated on: March 27th, 2019

the ear is the hearing organ of the animal. It also provides balance and is mostly made of cartilage. Most pet owners will feed pig ears as chews rather than as apart of a meal, but you can feed ear as part of a meal if you would like its totally safe and nutritious

why we feed

Like the lamb ear, pig ear is made of cartilage and it has tons of bioavailable glucosamine and collagen, which is helpful for joint issues and skin health. Collagen is a key component of connective tissue, so it also helps maintain muscle tissue, bones, and tendons. The pig ear is also great for dental health.

how to feed

Pig ears can be frozen to last longer, or given as a reward after a training session or a long hike. They are also great for crate training and curbing destructive behaviors.

Additional info

Pork is a neutral protein, so it is a great hypoallergenic alternative to beef or lamb. Some people refuse to feed it because they think it is a “dirty” protein because some places feed pigs anything and everything. Not to worry, Real Dog Box only sources from the best and pig is actually a clean protein :)