How to Cook Pig Trotters for Dogs

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How to Cook Pig Trotters for Dogs
Pig's feet are delicious for dogs and can provide a hearty meal. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

From a roasted loin to a cut of ham, meat from a pig is generally recognised by these popular and flavourful cuts. However, there is a myriad valuable cuts that come from a pig not as well known. Pig's feet, or trotters, are a flavourful piece of pig used in a variety of cuisines around the world. Trotters can also be used for feeding dogs, creating a nutritious and protein-filled meal for a favourite pet canine.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Large pot
  • Fresh pig's trotters

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fill a large pot halfway with water. Place it on the stove.

  2. 2

    Turn the burner to high and bring the water to a boil.

  3. 3

    Place the pig's feet in the hot water. Add more water if the pig's feet are not completely covered.

  4. 4

    Simmer the feet for an hour. Remove them from the water and allow to completely cool.

  5. 5

    Rmove the meat from the bone and mix it with dried food. Keep the boiled feet in the fridge for up to a week.

Tips and warnings

  • Feeding pork bones to your dog is dangerous, according to The Michigan Human Society. The bones can splinter and pierce a dog's intestinal walls, causing peritonitis -- an infection of the lining of the abdominal cavity -- which can sicken or kill your dog.

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