How to Cook Pork Rinds for Dogs

by Elton Dunn
    Dogs enjoy crispy pork skin.

    Dogs enjoy crispy pork skin.

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    Homemade pork rinds make a tasty treat for your dog that lacks the fat and preservatives of store-bought pork rinds. Baking ham skin for pork rinds keeps the treat easily digestible for your dogs, so you won't be cleaning up bathroom messes after a pork rind snack.

    Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven preheats, coat your cookie sheet with pan spray.

    Step 2

    Prepare the pork skin. Lay pieces of ham skin on a cookie sheet. If you wish, sprinkle a small amount of salt over the ham skin. Your dog doesn't need salt to enhance the flavor, so you can omit this. Too much salt leads to excess thirst in dogs.

    Step 3

    Bake the ham skin in the oven for three hours. During this time, the ham skin will dry out and turn into crispy pork rinds.

    Step 4

    Cool the cooked pork rinds on the counter until they are completely cool to the touch. Store in an airtight container.

    Items You Will Need

    • Baking sheet
    • Nonstick pan spray
    • Ham skin
    • Salt (optional)

    Tip

    • If you cannot find ham with the skin on at your local grocery store, try local butcher shops or farmers markets.

    Photo Credits

    • Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images

    About the Author

    A successful website writer since 1998, Elton Dunn has demonstrated experience with technology, information retrieval, usability and user experience, social media, cloud computing, and small business needs. Dunn holds a degree from UCSF and formerly worked as professional chef. Dunn has ghostwritten thousands of blog posts, newsletter articles, website copy, press releases and product descriptions. He specializes in developing informational articles on topics including food, nutrition, fitness, health and pets.

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