What Exactly Is the Other Ear?
Turns out the Other Ear is the pig chin. Pig ears were becoming more difficult to obtain at a decent cost and still be able to maintain a decent cost for you, the customer. Since Jones is adamantly against using ingredients from outside the country (I was left with the impression that many other commercial pig ear dog chews are from Asia now), Jones turned to another part of the pig. A far less used, but still very yummy part of the pig. The chin.
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Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin. “The Other Ear” is a perfect name for the pig chin. The pig chin is very similar to the pig ear but is less expensive. If you don’t tell your dog they will never know … shhhh. As always, all Jones products are grown and made in the USA and have no artificial ingredients added.
Like the ear, the Other Ear is devoured by dogs every time I bring one out. Like the Pig Ear from Jones Natural Chews, the Other Ear is a single ingredient treat. Lulu’s mom once asked what the coating on the ears is. Evidently other companies use some kind of coating on their pig ears. I asked. There’s no coating of any kind on Jones ears or the Other Ear. It’s just an ear and a chin.
Which leads to the surface of these treats. That lovely sheen? Natural fat from the chin. Nothing added. The Pig Ear and the Other Ear are amazingly delicious for dogs, in the same way that a plate full of bacon is amazingly delicious for humans.
Can My Dog Have One Every Day?
But humans shouldn’t be eating a plateful of bacon every day. At least, not sedentary humans like myself and many Americans. Once in awhile, at my favorite diner, a side of bacon with my breakfast will hit the spot! It’s the same with the Pig Ear and the Other Ear for your dog.
This is definitely a higher fat treat, which is great for an active dog. For dogs prone to weight gain, or senior dogs already overweight, turn to a different snack, or find the Pig Ear Snax, small pieces of the ear. A bone or a bully stick from Jones would be a great single ingredient treat that’s lean and long lasting.
That’s not to say your dog should stay away from the Other Ear, just like you won’t always stay away from bacon. Fortunately for your dog, you call the shots. My Aussies get a Pig Ear or the Other Ear about once a month, since they’re still active dogs and not prone to weight gain. I believe it helps their aging coat and skin, too. And we rotate out with a variety of Jones Natural Chews every day. But the Other Ear is one of the few treats which will make them drool.
Because I believe that all dogs deserve a good drool session, we’re giving away the Other Ear to some lucky dog! Just click on the box and follow directions. It means leaving a comment. But tweeting about the contest daily really boosts your chances of winning (via the box below), as does visiting our Facebook page (liking the page doesn’t hurt any).
Spreading the good chews …