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Old 06-05-2007, 11:05 PM
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Sage loves a good rawhide from time to time. I buy the ones from Trader Joe's that are un-bleached bone shaped and natural . They help me keep her busy and those teethies clean. Is there anything wrong with un-bleached rawhides?
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:31 PM
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no. I think they are fine if that is what you want to give them. Some people give them pigs ears, some bully sticks and the likes nothing wrong with them if you can stand them.
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:40 AM
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That's not entirely true.

Rawhides, bleached or unbleached, pose a significant choking risk. You should never give them to your dog without close supervision. Many dogs have broken off large pieces of the mostly undigestible rawhide and required surgery.

I have never given my dog a rawhide or pigs ears. We give him bully sticks or Sam's Yams (http://www.frontporchpets.com/) that are 100% digestible.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:02 AM
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I believe pressed rawhides are the safest option.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:42 AM
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On occassion we give our crew compressed rawhide- but never the "natural" stuff- too dangerous for the chewers in this house! They also get pig ears, which, if anyone has fed them, they know how soft they get and bully sticks (with our crew, I have to be more watchful with the bully sticks than anythiing else). Hope that helps.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:31 AM
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I prefer feeding raw beef bones to rawhide or pig ears. In general they are safer and healthier and I find they do a better job of cleaning teeth.
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:38 PM
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These are pressed rawhide and she get's them real soft before she can even get a peice off no bigger than a fingernail...that's why they keep her so busy I guess they aren't natural since they are pressed into a bone shape but they are from Trader Joe's that sells natural and holistic food. I guess I assume they have no bad stuff in them.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:34 PM
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We have a store by our house that has a freezer filled with raw bones, and food for the raw feeders. Squirt loves the raw bones, but they can be a little messy.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:49 PM
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Yeah I wish I could do the raw bones but they are covered in ants and flies within 5 minutes. I so miss feeding her a raw diet where she gets plenty of crunchy bones to clean her teeth. With 5 girls sharing ONE fridge and freezer...not even MY food fits comfortably so she must enjoy her kibble.
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:22 PM
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My dogs get rawhide when it is a gift from someone..........but honestly I don't care for them much. They get a pig ear occasionally, but they don't last more than a few minutes no matter the 'quality'

Bones I have found clean the teeth best, and are a little more worry free.
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