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Old 12-06-2012, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Life expectancy of a Rawhide Bone with your GSD?

At 6 months old, Maggie has become very talented with destroying rawhide bones.!
She can make one of the 10” bones with a knot on each end totally disappear in about 4 hours if left alone?

Seeing that this size cost us about 2 bucks a pop we’re thinking of ways to slow her down? (yes she's worth $60.00 a month but NOT)

One thing is if she’s chewing on these her breath is SO MUCH better than not so I’d like to keep them in her diet (so to say)
I can’t wait for Christmas I plan on getting her one of them 3 foot rawhides!! Haha….

How long does one last at your hours?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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give her femur bone istead, rawhides are bad for them it expands in their stomachs and can cause instesntinal blockage. and get her chew toys..or bully sticks
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Zero.
We don't do rawhide, too risky and it is treated with chemicals.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Delgado can destroy one that size in less then a hour, he's a real power chewer

I swapped out most of his rawhide for frozen fresh knuckle and marrow bones from a local butcher. Messier but he absolutely go nuts and one bone can last for 3-4 hours per chew (I allow two sessions before throwing it out). At a approx price of 60 cents a bone it's cheaper and better for them. Try and find a local butcher nearby, the fresh are healthier and much cheaper then the smoked ones from the pet stores
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Draven gets a dozen marrow bone. Once the marrow is out we put peanut butter and kibble in it. (Haven't frozen it yet) He Loves it !


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Old 12-06-2012, 08:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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We don't use rawhide chews due to the possibility of bloat when they eat them all at once. I use Buffalo knuckles instead but take them away when they get small enough to choke on.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Another vote for no rawhides. Our breeder as well as our vet recommended agaist them. They just don't breakdown quickly, even with a dogs strong gastric juices...hence the concern for a obstruction.

I give himalayan chews, elk/deer antlers and raw marrow bones (I always scope out some of the rich marrow)..bully sticks are also a good option.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree - no rawhide. The first time Joey had one, he threw up afterwards.

We had given him marrow bones from the butcher for almost a year, and he loved them.

Now our vet is telling us not to give him marrow bones since he could break off a piece and swallow it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Before I stopped giving them to her she would destroy the bones in minutes (granted they werent very big) but now, no mas rawhide
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I'm afraid it's more like "life expectancy of a GSD with Rawhide bones" -- they are horrible . Either laden with preservatives , formaldehyde - (embalming fluid) or artificial flavours "smoke" and how many of them (MANY) are made in China ! The Dangers of Rawhide Dog Chew Toys | The Bark

as if that is not enough , broken off pieces will swell in the gut and cause blockages before you even know about it . By the time the dog is hunched and vomiting , not passing stool , you have necrotic tissue - and can be the end of the dog .
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