Baked Piggy Dog Chews - Large & Small Dogs

“This all started with my wanting dog chews for my pup more cheaply (and in smaller pieces) than I could buy in the store.”
READY IN:
5hrs 15mins
YIELD:
1 batch chews
UNITS:
US

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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