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Nicki
5th June 2006, 03:59 PM
Do you give your dogs hide chews? Do you know what goes into them?

Warning this is so sad :(

Please post this on all the sites you're on and hopefully people will stop buying them...

http://www.voice4dogs.org/theskintrade.htm

sramirez
5th June 2006, 08:57 PM
Guess I'll make sure my chews are US made!

What a :( site - I couldn't bear to read it all. Just too many sad stories.

Sheri

Linda
5th June 2006, 09:00 PM
Nicki

I don't have the package of those hides I sent you for the boys, I hope
those are safe.
Let me know ???????????


lulu

Alison_Leighfield
6th June 2006, 10:39 AM
I was eating when I opened that site............ugh, snacking infront of the computer. That was just awful to see what goes on.

How can companys get away with making those? surely there must be legal requirements as to what they are made from?

I checked all my labels on our chews this a.m, all safe, phew!

Sometimes our eyes need opening to the cruelty that is all around.

Although not nice, Thank you Nicki for taking the time to make ua aware by posting that up. I am spreading the word to try to ensure that others check their dogs chew contents.

Alison, Wilts, UK.

Pseub
6th June 2006, 10:52 PM
Our breeder told me not to give any rawhide chews, that they can cause intestinal blockage. What kind do you all use and have you had any problems with them? My Byron loves to chew on stuff, but I haven't been giving him anything because the edible ones he tends to chew down then swallow whole, and he won't bother with a Nylabone.

Kingofthehouse86
7th June 2006, 05:23 AM
that was the most hororable thing i've ever read....the only chews King chews on r the Merrick flossies, the Booda Velvet bones, and chicken filets....otherwise he chews on chew toys....thats it!!! never did rawhide and never will....heard 2 many bad stories bout dogs n rawhide....

judy
7th June 2006, 05:28 AM
that is so sad. :(

the lady i got zack from warned me not to use rawhide, same reason as byron's breeder, dogs getting hurt by them, she recommended bully sticks.
pressed hooves is long lasting and fully digestable and only breaks off in small crumbs, at least that's what the pet store person said.

Jo C
7th June 2006, 11:13 AM
That is terrible. I do buy rawhide chews for all 3 of mine, the ones that are shaped in knots. I will have to check packaging and see where they are from. I have never heard of anything like that before, it is so sad.

Nicki
7th June 2006, 05:34 PM
Lulu don't worry darling, the treats you sent us are fine...the bully bars are ok, it's just rawhide that's the problem.

Over here it tends to be sold loose without pcakaging, so it's very hard to tell where it came from...so we will just not be buying anymore. I too have had problems with it in the past, my Westie was choking and I had to put my hand down her throat and remove a piece.

On the odd occasions they have had rawhide, I supervise them very carefully and take it away when it gets to "swallowable" size.


We use Nylabones, air dried pigs ears and tripe sticks, and bully bars . I keep the Nylabones in an airtight plastic tub with everything else so they pick up the smell which keeps the dogs interested - we change them a couple of times a week - wash and dry thoroughly then put in the tub for a few days.

We also give dehydrated sweet potato chews, Linda sent me some wonderful ones - Uncle Sam's Yams. Unfortuantely you can't get commercially prepared ones in the UK, so I'm looking at getting a dehydraotr to make my own - does anyone have one, I think Maggie maybe had one?


Sorry I know this was upsetting, but thought you'd rather know.

Harry & Heidi's mom
7th June 2006, 09:58 PM
karlin, we need a vomitting emotion here!!! :yikes

never again will i give harry rawhide chews!

Karlin
7th June 2006, 10:35 PM
There is this:

:yuk:


I keep the Nylabones in an airtight plastic tub with everything else so they pick up the smell which keeps the dogs interested -

That's a great idea -- must try that. Mine have never liked nylabones much.

Kingofthehouse86
8th June 2006, 01:46 AM
Nikki
i dehydrater sounds lik a good investment...u could make ur own Sam's Yams, also other dehydrated snacks...mayb i should look into that..King loves the Sam's Yams Bichon Fries... so much better and healthier then rawhide

rory
8th June 2006, 04:13 AM
I give my dogs rawhides but always check they are USDA certified beef hide.

Kingofthehouse86
8th June 2006, 07:17 AM
Nikki...i found a dehydrator but they're located here in NY and i dont think they'll ship over to u guys....but i hope u find one u can get....but i will post the URL 4 u if u want to check it out http://www.sausagemaker.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=23 the smaller $45.99 is the one im probably gonna order 4 myself..Nikki hope u find one 4 urself

judy
8th June 2006, 07:24 AM
would this mean you could make your own kibble?

cecily
8th June 2006, 06:14 PM
That's absolutely awful.

We stopped giving our pup rawhides because our vet wasn't convinced about them, particularly for puppies. He recommended dried pigs ears instead. Aggie had hours upon hours of fun and chewing with the pigs ears. The vet said it was good for her teeth and better for digestion than rawhide. :yuk:

cecily
8th June 2006, 06:20 PM
That's absolutely awful.

We stopped giving our pup rawhides because our vet wasn't convinced about them, particularly for puppies. He recommended dried pigs ears instead. Aggie had hours upon hours of fun and chewing with the pigs ears. The vet said it was good for her teeth and better for digestion than rawhide. :yuk:

Pseub
8th June 2006, 06:28 PM
We stopped giving Byron the pigs ears or beef sticks because he'd get very agressive when he had them and growl at anyone who came near. He doesn't do that with rawhide or booda bones.

cecily
8th June 2006, 07:32 PM
Actually Aggie started getting a little aggressive with my fiancé when she had the pigs ear, but we took them off her and ignored her for a while and she stopped that quick smart. I think t 8) hey just need a little reminder as to who's top dog. I used to pretend to eat out of her dish before I'd give it to her, or move it around while she was eating (the vet recommended this). She became much more easygoing around the pigs ears after that

Pseub
8th June 2006, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try those.

Kingofthehouse86
9th June 2006, 04:18 AM
Judy

wit the dehydrator we couldnt make our own kibble but we could make our own treats lik dehydratin chicken/beef w/e we want....King loves banana chips, apple pieces...i would save so much $$$ on treats by makin my own...

Nikki

thnx 4 the tip... i got the dehydrator on order...hopefully will try it out when it gets here!!! King seems excited just hearing bout it

Maxxs_Mummy
11th June 2006, 11:00 AM
Ugh! I am so fussy about the things I feed my two and all the chews they have are labelled and produced in the UK :D

Nicki
11th June 2006, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the link King of the house, will investiagate that.

look forward to hearing how you get on with yours.

Kingofthehouse86
11th June 2006, 11:23 PM
i got it yesterday but im gonna have to send it bac...it got damage on delivery...so im gonna just go to the store cuz its only lik 45 mins from my house, they said they would exchange it and give me the shipping charge back....i thought that was so cool of them.....but im not gonna go til bout thurs or so...will let u kno soon

Angela
11th June 2006, 11:29 PM
Oh my goodness. I was shocked and disgusted reading that but im glad i did. No more raw hide in this home that is for sure. :(