Delicious rawhide dog chews in easy-grab chip shape
Mouth-watering flavors that won't stain your rugs
Made from quality beefhide with no harmful chemicals
Thick, generous-sized rawhide chips (up to 5-1/2" long) are easy for your dog to get his mouth around and provide hours of chewing delight. Our 100% edible rawhide is made from quality beefhide. Your dog's chewing action helps control plaque and provides a stimulating gum massage. Choose from value packs of 2 lbs or 5 lbs.
Choose your pet's favorite flavor: Chicken, Lamb & Rice, Natural, or Peanut Butter
Please click on "More Information" for ingredients and pet safety information.
Ingredients: Natural: 100% American beefhide.
Flavors: 100% American beefhide basted with flavoring.
What is rawhide? Rawhide is the inner layer of the hide of any of the bovine species that has not been exposed to tanning. Our rawhide is 100% American beefhide.
Is rawhide safe for puppies to chew? A major U.S. medical school conducted laboratory tests to answer this question. The results showed that in groups of test dogs, even in those fed rawhide three times a day, there were no ill effects.
Dogs will swallow pieces of rawhide and these will pass easily through the digestive tract. Although choking or intestinal obstruction with rawhide is very rare, it could potentially occur and common-sense prevention measures should be taken. A dog chewing a rawhide product should always be supervised. Some dogs may quickly chew and swallow large pieces of rawhide. When your dog has chewed on a piece of rawhide to the point of it becoming soft, take that rawhide chew away and substitute another. Allow the softened rawhide to dry and harden, and it can then be given back to your dog.
Bleaching Our Extra-thick Chips are cream colored, not white. Many rawhide manufacturers bleach their chips using one or more chemicals. There is no value in bleaching rawhide other than to make them whiter, which, someone decided a long time ago, would appeal more to pet owners. Probably because the chips looked cleaner. One problem with bleaching is that it can remove some of the natural flavor dogs love. And while the chemicals used today to bleach rawhide aren't known to cause health problems, our thoughts are, why have a product with added chemicals when we can offer a better product without chemicals? Dogs certainly don't care if their chips are white or cream colored.
Rawhide sources and processing Our chips are premium beefhide from corn-fed American cattle. That's important to us. There's usually no telling where store-bought chips are from. Better quality white rawhide chips generally come from the United States or one of the beef producing South American countries. However, country of origin is no guarantee of quality. There are some chips made in the USA that we do not recommend. We have confidence in the chips we recommend only because we had toured and inspected quite a few plants before we found one that lives up to our high quality standards. In the plant we chose, we have witnessed the manufacturing process, seen the methods used to treat the hides, and observed each step in their production.
How do bones and chews help prevent negative chewing behavior? Rawhide chips satisfy your dog's innate urge to chew. They also help to relieve teething pain, giving your puppy a beneficial (and acceptable) item to gnaw on when teething. If you encourage your dog to chew on rawhide or other appropriate chewing items from puppyhood on, chances are he'll choose those over your shoes, books, or the television remote.
Chewing rawhide is wonderful for removing plaque from your dog's teeth and keeping them cleaner. This in turn, may help stop or slow periodontal disease, a significant problem in many adult dogs.