If your pet is unaccustomed to this product, serve in a limited quantity initially. Intended as a treat, not food. Recommended size is slightly larger than your pet's mouth. Wash hands before and after handling. Feed your dog responsibly and provide plenty of fresh water at all times.
The University of Illinois, a leading veterinary college, conducted a Digestibility Study of pork skin in 2012. The study provided in vitro results showing pork skin was 99.93% digested at the end of a 24-hour period. Since at the end of 24 hours Pork Chomps are almost fully digested, we feel comfortable recommending one chew per 24 hour period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Pork Chomps help maintain oral health?
Yes! When your dog chews on Pork Chomps, the chewing action scrapes away plaque, controls tartar buildup and helps stimulate gums. This diminishes bad breath, keeps teeth whiter and reduces the risk of potentially serious dental problems.
Are Pork Chomps safer than rawhide?
Made of baked pork skin, Pork Chomps are easy to digest. Dogs who chew Pork Chomps have a much lower risk of developing gastrointestinal problems than dogs who chew rawhide. Pork chomps also contain none of the harsh chemicals found in many rawhide chews.
Are Pork Chomps messy?
Pork Chomps are very clean dog chews. Dogs don’t just chew them – they eat them – leaving behind no slimy pieces to clean up. The majority of Pork Chomps dog chews do not stain, with the exception of the roasted varieties.
Is it safe for dogs to ingest Pork Chomps?
Yes, in moderation. Pork Chomps are easy to digest. They break down more readily than rawhide. With any dog chew, however there is a risk of large pieces getting caught on the way down, so always supervise your pet to minimize the risk of choking.
Why aren’t Pork Chomps made in the United States?
We developed Pork Chomps after our extensive veterinary study affirmed pork skin to be a safe alternative to rawhide. When we looked at China we found answers that made sense for our product. China processes their pork skin in a unique way that specifically fits the Pork Chomps patented process. China continues to make high standards of quality a priority. Pork Chomps have been in the market since 2006. To ensure the highest quality standards Pork Chomps are manufactured in a state-of the-art facility built in 2013 that has been certified by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI is an international organization formed in 2000 to establish consistent regulations for human food production. Scott Pet is proud of the dedication, hard work and commitment to quality that was required to earn the certification from GFSI. The Scott Pet Pork Chomps facility is one of the few pet manufacturing facilities in the world to receive GFSI certification. The ultimate goal was to give our retailers and consumers the highest level of confidence and quality assurance in Pork Chomps products.
How safe is the manufacturing of Pork Chomps?
Premium Pork Chomps are manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility built in 2013 that has been certified by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). GFSI was established to ensure end-consumer confidence in the delivery of a safer food while continuing to improve food safety throughout the food chain. These global food safety standards address food, packaging, packaging material, storage and distribution. Scott Pet is proud of the hard work and commitment to quality that was required to earn the GFSI certification.