Baked Piggy Dog Chews - Large & Small Dogs

Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This all started with my wanting dog chews for my pup more cheaply (and in smaller pieces) than I could buy in the store.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pig ears are often available at Asian markets.
  2. Scrub the pig ears well, cleaning them under running tap water.
  3. (I've even scrubbed them with a bit of soap.) Using a pair of sharp, sturdy kitchen scissors, cut the ears into about three pieces each.
  4. Dip or brush each piece of ear with oil, then place them on a baking sheet. As a special treat, you can use peanut oil or coconut oil.
  5. When all ear pieces are dipped or brushed, sprinkle bouillon powder and a *little* bit of salt over the sheet's contents. Be careful not to over-salt them!
  6. (Most of the commercial ones I've bought for my dog send her running to her water dish for a huge drinking orgy after she's finished eating an ear. I think they contain too much salt, not to mention far too big for her small size.) Bake the ear pieces in the oven at a low 250 degrees for five or six hours.
  7. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Feed to your doggie one piece at a time - this is important for small dogs. My dog would happily eat a whole ear all at once, but I doubt it's good for her.
  9. These smaller chews are better for smaller dogs.

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