I received a box of assorted Pork Chomps and Premium Pork Chomps products for our mastiff, Caprice, to review. Pork Chomps offer a rawhide free solution for your dog to enjoy.
One of the biggest concerns I shared with the pet parents who took my dog training classes was the fact that rawhide is dangerous. It takes a very long time to digest and actually expands in the stomach, so if your pup manages to swallow a big piece it could get stuck and cause a blockage which could result in surgery – or worse. Sadly, I heard stories all the time about this happening and many didn’t have happy endings. Not to mention most rawhide products contain nasty chemicals that can be dangerous to our pups as well since it is not regulated in the USA. Not only did I want to keep them away from my pup, I didn’t want them in our home where our kids could touch them either!
So when we received this big box of Pork Chomps products I was excited to give them to her to try! Having a large breed dog, what we give her is also a concern because it is more likely she could chew off a big piece. I felt comfortable giving her Pork Chomps knowing they are 99.9% digestible. I also love that there are different varieties and styles. For our review we received a variety Stripz, Knots, Twists, and Earz. Some had a bacon flavor, were wrapped in a sweet potato, or just had the natural pork flavor. So not only are there a variety of styles, but there are a variety of styles as well! Read more about the Pork Chomps difference.
Caprice seemed to enjoy all of the different flavors and varieties. There wasn’t one she wouldn’t try! She didn’t seem to favor one type or flavor over the others, though she does like to “bury” the 9″ Knot to chew some now and save some for later! She doesn’t gobble them up like some dogs, but she is very bizarre about hiding her things. She usually hides them under the kids’ beds, but my favorite is when she puts it by the front door and puts a toy over it (think small My Little Pony toy). It’s not exactly hidden!
Something else I really enjoy is that I feel safe about using Pork Chomps, and I feel safe letting my kids touch them (with supervision and still washing their hands after handling of course). This isn’t always possible with natural bones (which is what we had gotten prior) because they may have sharp points, splinter, or basting that makes a big mess that is hard to wash off. Pork Chomps doesn’t stain and actually didn’t leave any color on our hands at all. So they’re able to play with her, which is really nice for all of them!
Another disadvantage of the natural bones is once the basting was gone she wouldn’t touch it anymore. Because Pork Chomps has a natural flavor dogs enjoy there is no worry or need for basting!
Pork Chomps is really a great rawhide free treat that is safer for your pup (and your family). With the variety of styles and flavors there is something for every pup!