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Rawhide

TinaMcq
February 6th, 2008, 03:49 AM
I was wondering if rawhide is okay to give to dogs. I have grown up giving it to the dogs in my house but now a few people say I shouldn't. If it is okay to give them rawhide is giving him one every two weeks okay he is a small dog and the rawhide I give him is small.

clm
February 6th, 2008, 07:07 AM
I don't like rawhide and have never given it to any of my dogs. I don't think it's digestible enough and they can pull and swallow far too big chunks of it. I prefer to give them bullys sticks.

Cindy

Kinguni
February 6th, 2008, 01:25 PM
All it takes is that one piece of rawhide he chews off and lodges in his gullet or somewhere further down the digestive track and you have big problems. It's not worth the risk in my opinion.

Chris21711
February 6th, 2008, 01:51 PM
A friend of mine, her English Bulldog choked to death on those damn things, would not touch them with a ten foot bargepole. Would not touch Greenies either, even if they do say they are "new and improved".

Kashi
February 6th, 2008, 02:08 PM
What is a bully stick ?

Chicklet
February 6th, 2008, 02:58 PM
What is a bully stick ?
A Bully stick, also known as a "beef stick" or pizzle, is a dog treat made from a bull's penis and dried. Often they are braided. They are favored by many people over rawhide bones as they are healthier and safer for dogs

source
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bully_stick

TinaMcq
February 6th, 2008, 08:23 PM
wow didn't realize that rawhid was so bad thank you for information......

Goldens4Ever
February 6th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Not only are rawhides dangerous because of the potential to bite off large chunks, but there is also the danger of what chemicals are used to 'preserve' them. :yuck: The ones manufactured outside of the U.S. are even more of a concern. :sick:

clm
February 6th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Not only are rawhides dangerous because of the potential to bite off large chunks, but there is also the danger of what chemicals are used to 'preserve' them. :yuck: The ones manufactured outside of the U.S. are even more of a concern. :sick:

That's always bothered me too......same thing with rubber and nylon chews....has anyone heard of any testing that proves there isn't a danger from chemicals coming out of those?

Cindy

Goldens4Ever
February 6th, 2008, 08:49 PM
......same thing with rubber and nylon chews....has anyone heard of any testing that proves there isn't a danger from chemicals coming out of those?

Cindy

As far as I know, the rubber toys that are specifically made for dogs are safe. Anyone else hear different??

gypsy_girl
February 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Has anyone explored the type of rubber used in these toys? I know that Exthoxyquin is used as a rubber stablilizer, so...... ?

Goldens4Ever
February 9th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Has anyone explored the type of rubber used in these toys? I know that Exthoxyquin is used as a rubber stablilizer, so...... ?

:eek: In the ones for pets??

lindiak007
February 16th, 2008, 10:49 AM
i was giiving my dog rawhide and later i realized that he always has a big smelly N.2 after eating it. i don't think it is very degistable.
I like better raw meaty bones