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Are Pork Chomps Safer than Rawhide?Made of baked pork skin, Pork Chomps are easy to digest. Dogs who chew Pork Chomps have a much lower risk of developing gastrointestinal problems than dogs who chew rawhide. Pork Chomps also contain none of the harsh chemicals found in many rawhide chews. Visit the Pork Skin Study page under About Us to learn more about the digestibility of pork skin.
Do Pork Chomps Help Maintain Oral Health?Yes! When your dog chews on Pork Chomps, the chewing action scrapes away plaque, controls tartar buildup and helps stimulate gums. This diminishes bad breath, keeps teeth whiter and reduces the risk of potentially serious dental problems.
Where are Pork Chomps Made?Pork Chomps are made in a state-of-the-art facility in Vietnam certified by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). GFSI is the same board that governs the production of food worldwide.
How Often Can I Give Pork Chomps to My Dog?The University of Illinois, a leading veterinary college, conducted a Digestibility Study of pork skin in 2012. The study provided in vitro results showing pork skin was 99.93% digested at the end of a 24-hour period. Since at the end of 24 hours Pork Chomps are almost fully digested, we feel comfortable recommending one chew per 24 hour period.
Is Rawhide Bad for Dogs?Rawhide is made from discarded cowhide that is treated with a noxious brew of toxic chemicals like bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and formaldehyde. It is soaked in glue, so it holds its shape, then shellacked to make it shiny. Rawhide is also often braised with artificial flavorings and scents to make it attractive to dogs. Rawhide is bad for dogs. In fact, rawhide is dangerous for dogs. When your dog chews or swallows rawhide, it becomes wet, causing it to swell up to four times its original size. Rawhide cannot be fully digested, so when a dog does manage to swallow it, it can cause painful intestinal blockages, sometimes requiring expensive surgery, and up to 50% of it remains in your dog's system after 24 hours.
"I’ve been trying a few different alternative rawhides and treats for my new lab puppy. Most don’t last more than a few minutes. These however last at least an hour or more! I wasn’t timing him, but my other dog stole his treat and finished it off. Great for large and small dogs."
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