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abbielove Sat 11-Feb-17 18:56:54

Where do you buy your rawhide chews from?
My ddog loves them as a treat but I want to bulk buy if possible

Ylvamoon Sat 11-Feb-17 19:35:33

I get them from a local animal feed store - they sell everything in bulk so I get about 100 "medium strips" for £8.

ihatetosay Sat 11-Feb-17 23:03:00

check out the internet for the dangers of feeding rawhide to your dog - nasty things

WeAllHaveWings Sat 11-Feb-17 23:57:31

Get 100 cows ears from zoo plus instead for around £23.

Rawhide is a by product of the leather industry, treated with nasty chemicals to tan the leather, and them more to remove the smell then bleached.

YorkieDorkie Sun 12-Feb-17 00:00:18

Awful stuff, not fit for canine consumption.

user1468957349 Sun 12-Feb-17 09:07:01

Very bad for dogs - best to avoid

abbielove Sun 12-Feb-17 10:23:50

Oh my god I had no idea sad

ProfessionalPirate Sun 12-Feb-17 10:31:41

Genuine question - is there any way of knowing if those cow's ears from zooplus etc have been produced using chemicals too? I know that some v nasty chemicals are often used to remove the hair from these products. Wish there was tighter legislation on labelling. Can anyone recommend specific products that are definately 100% natural?

SnipSnapCrashCrack Sun 12-Feb-17 10:37:08

Have you tried antlers, dried salmon skins (huge and £4.99), chew roots or dried meat? Have a look on green and wilds smile It's all natural and my dog loves them. The dried salmon skins are 2 in a pack and 60cm long you just cut them to size (next on my dogs list smile). Rawhide goes sticky while dogs eat it, I'd hate to see what it does to their insides.

ProfessionalPirate Sun 12-Feb-17 11:02:03

Thanks snip, just had a look at green and wilds website and it looks really interesting. I do give fish skin strips and dried meat as treats, but ddog just wolfs them in seconds, it doesn't seem to provide him with that chew satisfaction IYSWIM. He wont bother with antlers or anything very hard. fussy dog! I might give chew roots a try though smile.

user1468957349 Sun 12-Feb-17 11:14:11

Bulls horns are very good and keep my terrier entertained for hours on end. And both my Terrier and chihuahua love antlers

Whatdoiknow31 Sun 12-Feb-17 12:02:12

I give mine Bulls Pizzels, which are completely natural.

He loves them. Can throughly recommend as long as you can get your head past the fact they're Bulls Willies!

FairfaxAikman Sun 12-Feb-17 12:06:58

Fish sticks are good, as are beef tendons and pizzles (sometimes sold as bully sticks). If your dogs love rawhide, you can get "beef scalp" which is almost the same thing - air dried so it has none of the nasty chemicals

dudsville Sun 12-Feb-17 12:38:37

The place where I get my dog food (millies wolfheart - online) have fish things, like little bricks - these are good for chews, teeth, snacks.

dudsville Sun 12-Feb-17 12:39:51

Oh, meant to add. Mine love things like deer horns but you have to observe them eat these for the point where sharp pointy bits become accessible.

SparklingRaspberry Sun 12-Feb-17 13:37:39

Rawhide is so dangerous for your dog.

Bubble2bubble Sun 12-Feb-17 14:15:10

I changed from rawhide to fish skin bars as well. Usually order from Skippers , their delivery is really good. Fish skin seems to good a good job on keeping their teeth clean.

dudsville Sun 12-Feb-17 15:09:04

Bubble2bubble, I didn't know about skippers so just had a look. They have so much variety. Have you ever tried their chews? I'm just wondering if it makes a smelly slobbery mess! They describe them as long lasting so I was wondering if I would find a smelly slobbery mess in my bed!

Bubble2bubble Sun 12-Feb-17 17:26:47

No mess at all dudsville, just a slight lingering smell of fish in the house....grin
I get a mixture of fishfingers, throw sticks, mighty bars and the small cubes for training treats. The throw sticks probably keep them going the longest.

CushionFiller Sun 12-Feb-17 22:12:59

Diving in here with another question about chews - which ones do you think are the best value - cheap versus long lasting? Ddog is a very large dog and quite a chewer so things don't last too long.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 12-Feb-17 22:15:51

Isn't fish skin smelly?

user1478860582 Sun 12-Feb-17 22:20:56

Anyone else now singing the theme from Rawhide?

YorkieDorkie Mon 13-Feb-17 21:29:22

Move 'em up!!

Bubble2bubble Mon 13-Feb-17 21:44:38

chardonnay it is a bit smelly but not like fresh
fish as it's dehydrated.

dudsville Fri 17-Feb-17 21:19:54

Bubble2, just came on to say thanks and I'm going to give then a try!

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