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Old July 29th 06, 04:00 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Elizabeth Blake
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Default pig ears for cats?

I was wondering if those smoked pig ears treats for dogs can be given to
cats. Isaac really wants to chew on stuff. Just before, as I was typing,
he leaned over the edge of the desk and began to gnaw on the arrow keys on
the keyboard. I just moved the pen/pencil cup out of reach to stop him from
teething on the handle of the scissors. He doesn't chew on cords
(thankfully), shoelaces or shoes, books and things like that. Mostly he
likes chewing on plastic. I thought some kind of treat would keep him busy
and let him satisfy his urge to chew but I'm not sure if a dog treat would
be safe.

A number of years ago when I was dogsitting my boss' two yellow labs at
work, they had pig ears and Stinky was very interested. After one dog got
up, she ran over to where he had been eating and licked up all of the loose
shards of pig ear he left behind.

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Liz


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Old July 29th 06, 04:50 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
blkcatgal
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Default pig ears for cats?

I've heard that the pig ears aren't that great for dogs so to give it to a
cat I wouldn't think would be a great idea either.

Sue
"Elizabeth Blake" wrote in message
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I was wondering if those smoked pig ears treats for dogs can be given to
cats. Isaac really wants to chew on stuff. Just before, as I was typing,
he leaned over the edge of the desk and began to gnaw on the arrow keys on
the keyboard. I just moved the pen/pencil cup out of reach to stop him
from teething on the handle of the scissors. He doesn't chew on cords
(thankfully), shoelaces or shoes, books and things like that. Mostly he
likes chewing on plastic. I thought some kind of treat would keep him busy
and let him satisfy his urge to chew but I'm not sure if a dog treat would
be safe.

A number of years ago when I was dogsitting my boss' two yellow labs at
work, they had pig ears and Stinky was very interested. After one dog got
up, she ran over to where he had been eating and licked up all of the
loose shards of pig ear he left behind.

--
Liz



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Old July 29th 06, 05:51 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Spot
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Default pig ears for cats?

They can also carry salmonella. I had one of my dogs get really sick a
couple of years ago after eating one. I have never bought them since.

Celeste

"blkcatgal" wrote in message
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I've heard that the pig ears aren't that great for dogs so to give it to a
cat I wouldn't think would be a great idea either.

Sue
"Elizabeth Blake" wrote in message
ink.net...
I was wondering if those smoked pig ears treats for dogs can be given to
cats. Isaac really wants to chew on stuff. Just before, as I was typing,
he leaned over the edge of the desk and began to gnaw on the arrow keys on
the keyboard. I just moved the pen/pencil cup out of reach to stop him
from teething on the handle of the scissors. He doesn't chew on cords
(thankfully), shoelaces or shoes, books and things like that. Mostly he
likes chewing on plastic. I thought some kind of treat would keep him
busy and let him satisfy his urge to chew but I'm not sure if a dog treat
would be safe.

A number of years ago when I was dogsitting my boss' two yellow labs at
work, they had pig ears and Stinky was very interested. After one dog
got up, she ran over to where he had been eating and licked up all of the
loose shards of pig ear he left behind.

--
Liz





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Old July 30th 06, 03:07 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Elizabeth Blake
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Default pig ears for cats?


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They can also carry salmonella. I had one of my dogs get really sick a
couple of years ago after eating one. I have never bought them since.

Celeste


Any other ideas of a treat that (1) will satisfy his urge to chew and (2) be
longer lasting than a typical bite-sized cat treat?

--
Liz


 




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