I preferred to give cow ears as they last longer. Pig ears only lasted 5 minutes with my medium sized dogs. I don't know why pig ears are greasy and cow ears aren't but that is another reason you might choose cow ears. I generally trade for the last bit of a chew as it can be swallowed whole or stick to the roof of the dog's mouth but never had any problem with ears of any kind. I do like that they are more natural than rawhide as well.
Thanks guys! You right, they are gone in no time! Anyone else find they stink?
My new job at the petstore I get to see their selection daily and im always finding new chewies, might try a cow hoof next week.
I think pig ears are dangerous to humans (or so I was taught when I was young), so make sure you wash your hands afterwards, and yes, they stink. I have never tried cow hooves, but Lady and Moose (when we had him) always loved fresh horse shoe trimmings. They never bit the farrier, lol, farriers always meant more new hoof clippings.
Never had any luck with them. Vomiting every time, or explosions. Too greasy I guess. So we just do bones and carrots. Anything that can sit in a bucket at room temp for weeks and months can't be that good. Unless it's a twinkie.
Might skip the cow hooves if they've been cleaned and processed, and in a pet store they most likely are. Got them for mine and my foster pup and I was happy because it took them forever to eat but the next day was filled with the screaming meme's. Even my iron stomach catahoula had the runs for a few days. Horse hooves are "raw" and chewy which is why dogs find them so tasty, and they're pretty much harmless besides stinking so badly!