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    Default Rawhide Chew Toys?

    I was just curious about peoples opinions of rawhide for chew toys and treats. Things like the dog bone shapes and pigs ears.

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    I don't like things like the rawhides (especially the red, green etc colored ones), biscuits etc (unless I've made them myself) but thats only coz I prefer to know whats going in their tummies. Pigs ears are fine in my book...

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    Ive been feeding my puppy the bone shaped (knotted on the ends) type of rawhide since he was about 2 months old. He absolutely loves them and it stops him from chewing things he shouldn't, like my carpet.

    He has been eating them faster and faster lately. I thought I would do a search on the net about how healthy or unhealthy they are. I was surprised at how many people have had there dogs choke to death eating these things. It has scared me off giving them to him so regularly. Now when I do give one to him its only while I am supervising him and once its getting broken down to the point he can break off big chunks I throw it away.

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    Candy loves her pig ears...but I bought bone shaped rawhide and they had this leathery coat on the outside...she ripped that off and ate the rest...this leathery thing hung about the yard for a few days before I binned it...it was all yuck....lol

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    My guys from the Pugs to the Deerhounds have all prefered Pigs Ears.

    As ozeymum said those rawhide things are quite revolting after a few days, especially when they get wet. I don't like the thought of them in my dogs' stomachs.

    If you know anyone with horses ask them to save you the hoof parings after the Farrier visits. Dogs love them and they are an all natural chewy treat.

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    The rawhide chews are slightly less fatty than pigs ears for overweight dogs, however they do have more preservatives in them, but pigs ears are smoked. The main rule, regardless of what you choose, is not too much and not too often. For smaller dogs buy the smalller rawhide chews or use scissors and cut the pigs ears into pieces.

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    Maybe I should have said hoof trimmings. Couldn't think of the correct term. Just the bits the farrier trims off. Most dogs love them. My dogs used to wait impatiently for their treats every time the farrier came.

    You won't find a more natural treat then fresh bits of hoof.

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    Never really been a fan of rawhide chews. Although the odd smacho strip goes down a treat.

    Pig ears not that fussed. But Roo tendons they absolutly love, but boy does it ever STINK afterwards! Lol a pure evil smell.

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    Neither of my dogs are really fans of anything crunchy or hard.
    Roly has had a lot of teeth removed so he's pretty gummy and I don't know why Lady doesn't get into them.
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    Frosty loves all these things.

    However those big white rawhide retriever rolls - I'm not so keen on - they kind of have unpleasant side effects, if she eats too much of it at once. And it has gone from her taking several days to eat one to knocking a whole one off in 30 minutes. Sigh.

    So I give her the little sliver sort (bonofido have unflavoured ones).

    She likes pigs ears, but again, too much too quick and not good coming through the other end. So we don't get those too often.

    Roo jerky - excellent but don't last very long.

    Beef tendons - too fatty but she likes them I think.

    She also likes carrots.

    Tomorrow I think we are going to have blue poos because she's just eaten the edge off my (her) rubber curry comb - I don't know where she found it (oops).

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