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pressed rawhide?

raingirl
December 3rd, 2005, 12:24 PM
I know that regular rawhide is bad as dogs could choke, but how about pressed rawhide? You know, the stuffe that is rawhide but all broken up into minute peices and pressed into shapes and flavoured?

StaceyB
December 3rd, 2005, 01:56 PM
Any rawhide can be harmful if swallowed. I don't like the pressed for my guy because he takes them apart in layers and ends up with a bunch of potentially dangerous pieces. I get the knotted ones when I get them but they are extra large, supervise and don't let them have any one of them for more than 20 min at a time.

meb999
December 3rd, 2005, 02:01 PM
Personally, I prefer the regular rawhide to the pressed one. I bought the pressed rawhide ONCE and Buster tore it up and it wound up in a thousand jagged little pieces -- very dangerous!

raingirl
December 3rd, 2005, 08:34 PM
Hmm....

we were told that pressed rawhide was the only thing that is safe because when it's swallowed, the stuff they use to press it dissolves, and all that's left is peices no bigger than a half cm, which will pass through the digestive track.

OOPS!

I just looked on the web and what I thought is pressed rawhide isn't! This is what I mean (munchy rawhide where it's a bunch of ground up raw hide put into a shape with a flavoured paste):

http://mydogtreats.com/images/rawhideflat1.gif

or this:

http://www.arcatapet.com/fullsize/5471.jpg


Not this:

http://www.arcatapet.com/fullsize/5089.jpg

PetFriendly
December 3rd, 2005, 08:37 PM
I think Raingirl is talking about something different than Stacey and Meb... What I imagined when reading Raingirl's post was something completely different and doesn't have layers at all. Its more like shredded rawhide stuck back together with 'something'.

The package I have say they are 100% natural, no preservatives nor chemicals and so long as your dog chews, there's no way they could hurt themselves with this I don't think (feel free to correct if I'm wrong).

PetFriendly
December 3rd, 2005, 08:38 PM
Beat me to it... Ok, so its not called pressed rawhide, but if it makes you feel better Raingirl, I knew exactly what you were talking about!

raingirl
December 3rd, 2005, 08:54 PM
Yeah, I saw your post just after I posted mine. I didn't know there was something else called pressed rawhide!

Odin got a piece from the rescue we got him from. She gave it to him the day we first got him. And he had no problems. It just got wet and broke up like mush.

I was thinking it would be a great treat in his new toy (wetnoz springroll) as we could put a peice in and he could suck/chew on it for a long time trying to get it out.

http://www.wetnoz.com/IMG/MediaPics/500x500/springroll.jpg

StaceyB
December 3rd, 2005, 09:04 PM
The munchy sticks/ granulated rawhide is fine.

Even though this stuff is technically rawhide I don't place it in the same category.

Prin
December 4th, 2005, 12:20 AM
If I ever get rawhides, I always get the long rolled ones that aren't knotted. IMO, the biggest pieces come off the knots, or right at the end of the bone (the last huge bite), so I try to avoid either...

PetFriendly
December 4th, 2005, 03:21 PM
If I ever get rawhides, I always get the long rolled ones that aren't knotted. IMO, the biggest pieces come off the knots, or right at the end of the bone (the last huge bite), so I try to avoid either...

I'll get the knotted ones, but sized for 50 lbs dogs. That way if Charley gets the knot off, its bigger than his mouth and reduces the chances of him choking on it.