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.
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.
Why does Pork Chomps packaging include "wash hands before and after handling" in the instructions?
We suggest hand washing before and after all of our dog treat products. There isn't anything harmful on or in our products this is just a good hygienic practice. It is important to follow good kitchen hygiene practices when handling pet food, treats and chews, just as you would when you handle human food. Doing this helps keep pet foods, treats and chews from being contaminated with bacteria and other microorganisms from you, such as Salmonella, that can cause disease for your pet. Washing hands after also helps to prevent anyone becoming ill and possibly spreading the illness to others. It's a recommended good practice and in the best interest of you, your family and your pets.
How often can I give Pork Chomps to my dog?
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.