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View Poll Results: Do you give rawhide Bones to your dogs ???
Yes all the times ! 7 14.89%
Sometimes , 1 a week 3 6.38%
sometimes , but i dont like them much 9 19.15%
Never... this is really bad and dangerous for dogs 28 59.57%
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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Rawhide bones

Wonder if its good or not !? do you give them to your dog ?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 07:27 PM
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I did not vote because I give them sometimes with supervision....never without supervision.

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The one time my dog got access to rawhide...she became extremely sick. I will never, ever again let her have it.

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Really, really do not like rawhide.

I wrote an article for my blog on why rawhide is bad and what great alternatives are:
K9 Instinct - Dog training, raw diet, raw feeding, dog health care, minimal vaccines: K9 Health: Ditch the rawhide, grab an antler! (Chewing for Dogs)

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I never give rawhide in any form. The only bones my dogs get are raw meaty ones (evening meal each day) and beef knuckle bones for recreational chewing...
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I very rarley give rawhide- the only time Jackson gets it is if he's being supervised and it's maybe 1-2 times per year. However, I don't mind giving the little crunchy ones as a treat, those seem much less dangerous as they are ground, compacted pieces.

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My view is 95% of the rawhide we get is made in China and South America, that means there is no regulation in the chemicals used or for that matter what kind of hide it is, we think of rawhide as being from cattle but it could very well be any kind of animal.
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I voted yes I give Rawhide chips when I'm home w/ them. I used them to help the dogs chill out prior to bedtime or at bedtime.
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My view is 95% of the rawhide we get is made in China and South America, that means there is no regulation in the chemicals used or for that matter what kind of hide it is, we think of rawhide as being from cattle but it could very well be any kind of animal.
Am I right?
Yeah, it is impossible to know the true quality of what you're getting ESPECIALLY from china. Dog owners should know by now never to feed anything from china.

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There are so many other better chews than rawhide... which is only approximately 80% digestible. Why feed rendered, overly processed cow hide when you can feed bully sticks, antlers, tendons... I cover a lot of options in my blog for anyone interested in reading.

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