As more and more Boston Terrier dog owner seek to feed fresh we are seeing more exotic animal parts on the market. Part of it is that ranchers are realizing that they can sell the parts of the animal that humans do not eat to dog treat and chew companies. Some items like lamb ears are a bizarre food item. Are they good for dogs to eat? I did some research to share with you.
So can dogs eat lamb ears? Yes. Lamb ears with fur are an important source of manganese which helps maintain strong joints and ligaments. The best known source of manganese are fur, feet and feathers which are rarely found in conventional dog food. As with anything moderation is advised and a lamb ear chew once a week is sufficient.
When you are looking at lamb ears to feed your dog make sure it’s been naturally air dried and still has the fur intact. The pale yellow ones have gone through a process to bleach the ear and strip the fur away which defeats the purpose in feeding your dog lamb ears.