In line with The Dog Grocer’s beliefs in environment sustainability and building a more resilient future for people and nature, we see great value in rethinking the way we produce and consume. Creating a sustainable food system means the need to respect our food and its sources. However, excessive consumerism and mass production of meat often do not consider the welfare and lives of the animals, nor the wastage from surplus of popular cuts. This commercial value consumers and suppliers place on “premium” cuts of meat often devalues off-cuts and trims that are equally nutritious. With the goal of minimal waste in mind, TDG works towards creating healthy, nutritious pet treats using a variety of cuts and the “less desirable” offals.
Pig ears are often underestimated – they are in fact packed with minerals, in particular magnesium and zinc. They also contain soft cartilage, and are high in calcium and collagen, making them an excellent chew for dogs (and cats) of all sizes.