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Old 02-10-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Granulated rawhide doesn't have the problems of choking hazards that regular (or compressed) rawhide does, but it's not as long lasting either.

We have one deer antler chew that one of our dogs will chew now and then, but they don't seem to have the same interest in them as they do the rawhides and other "flavored" stuff.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:27 PM
 
Location: All Over
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i give my dogs rawhide all the time but they lose interest before it ever gets small enough to eat so ill let them chew on it for a day or two then toss it in the garbage and give them a new one to work on.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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The last time I gave Sasha a Rawhide, she ate half of the 3' Rawhide (the kind with knots on both ends) in about half an hour. It scared the crop out of me how quickly she ate it. After that, I prohibited my girlfriend from giving her the other half or new rawhides. We used to pick them up at petsmart for $10. I switched to the deer antlers. She loves those but they are sooo expensive!
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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No rawhide and bones have to be thick beef bones he cannot break apart. Just not worth the risk.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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No rawhide for Millie. She's happy with the treats I give her and the nylabone to chew on.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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We give our chihuahua those pig feet we buy at Tractor Supply. She loves those things and they last forever!
What gets me about all this about not giving chicken bones to dogs is our dogs, when I was growing up, lived on chicken bones and nobody thought anything about it. Everybody let the dogs eat chicken bones.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:44 AM
 
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Do you give your pooch rawhides? I used to give my golden retriever those giant Rawhide bones from petsmart, but I hear so much bad publicity about how they can cause bowel obstructions that I decided it best to stop giving them to her. I know she misses them dearly.
There are too many issues with rawhides. I suggest finding a new toy to chew. Kong makes great chew toys that last. They even make chew toys for seniors (they are softer but just as durable.)

Something else I love about the Kongs, they usually have a hole in the bottom (on one end) that you can stick treats, kibble and best of all a little peanut butter...that can keep your dog busy for not just a few minutes but for hours at a time.

Red: Intense chewers
Black: Aggressive chewers
Seniors: Softer chews but still durable

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Last edited by LuvABull.Denver; 02-11-2014 at 12:46 AM.. Reason: wording was wrong...
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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There are too many issues with rawhides. I suggest finding a new toy to chew. Kong makes great chew toys that last. They even make chew toys for seniors (they are softer but just as durable.)

Something else I love about the Kongs, they usually have a hole in the bottom (on one end) that you can stick treats, kibble and best of all a little peanut butter...that can keep your dog busy for not just a few minutes but for hours at a time.

Red: Intense chewers
Black: Aggressive chewers
Seniors: Softer chews but still durable

Seniors: KONG Senior - KONG

Rubber Dog Toys | Ultra Durable dog & puppy toys | Kong Company
Yea, we have a Kong for Sasha. The first one we gave her was the red Kong. She was maybe, a year old, and within a few minutes she was ripping chunks out of the Kong. Thank God I was right there to prevent her from eating it. Lol. We have been using the black Kong for about 2 years now, and it's far superior than the red one.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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Do you give your pooch rawhides? I used to give my golden retriever those giant Rawhide bones from petsmart, but I hear so much bad publicity about how they can cause bowel obstructions that I decided it best to stop giving them to her. I know she misses them dearly.

Absolutely not.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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The Jaws Of Death gets rawhide. That is for self defense, to save myself, my sanity, my shoes, and the leather sofa.

The rawhides with knots at the end are more dangerous. The knots can be taken off whole and swallowed. So, I only buy the retriever rolls. I don't buy any food from China, so Wyatt McRiot gets retriever rolls that are American grown and made. If I can't get those, he occasionally gets rawhide from South America.

The rawhide chewing is supervised and it is at least safer than having him eating sticks, rocks, his dog bed, or my son's prized leather antique recliner.

He refuses to develop any interest in Kongs. I can get him to fetch one a couple of times, but he won't chew them. With the bully sticks, he can devour a 12" stick in 3 minutes, and those things are too expensive to feed like they are cookies. The Papillons get bully sticks, but only when they are isolated from Wyatt, so he can't take them away and swallow them.

On the plus side for the rawhide, it keeps teeth nice and clean and dirty teeth can cause heart problems.

My opinion, it doesn't matter what a dog is eating, it should always be under supervision. Take the end of the rawhide away when it gets small enough to be swallowed.
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