5th June 2006, 04:59 PM
Hide/ rawhide chews
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...
5th June 2006, 09:57 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.
5th June 2006, 10:00 PM
I don't have the package of those hides I sent you for the boys, I hope
those are safe.
Let me know ???????????
6th June 2006, 11:39 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.
6th June 2006, 11:52 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.
7th June 2006, 06:23 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....
7th June 2006, 06:28 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.
7th June 2006, 12:13 PM
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.
7th June 2006, 06:34 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.
7th June 2006, 10:58 PM
karlin, we need a vomitting emotion here!!!
never again will i give harry rawhide chews!