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The Hard Truth About Rawhide Treats

  • 2 min read

List of dangerous chemicals found in rawhide treats

We just can’t seem to get why dogs go crazy over Rawhide! They smell awful, and when you really look into what goes into making them, they are just all chemicals, preservatives, and GLUE!

And, not to be a total bummer but that isn’t even the worst of it! Check out this list of some chemicals that have been found in rawhide products!

MOST COMMON RAWHIDE RISKS

  • CONTAMINATION: AS WITH PET TOYS, THESE CHEWS CAN CONTAIN TRACE AMOUNTS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS.
  • DIGESTIVE IRRITATION: SOME DOGS ARE SIMPLY SENSITIVE OR ALLERGIC TO RAWHIDE OR OTHER SUBSTANCES USED IN THEIR MANUFACTURE.
  • CHOKING OR BLOCKAGES THAT COULD REQUIRE SURGERY OR EVEN CAUSE DEATH.

Now, we aren’t telling you what to do, but if you’re a dog parent whose fur-baby loves some quality chew time with a piece of Rawhide, definitely keep an eye on your pup when they’re chowing down on this stuff. If you ever suspect that a rawhide has caused a blockage in your dog, always consult a medical professional, and I mean like fast! Especially, if any of the following symptoms appear:

SIGNS OF BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION, GASTRIC IRRITATION, OR A BLOCKAGE

Grey dog chewing on a rawhideYou might have a dog that can totally handle this stuff, and only you can know your dog best! If that’s the case, then you should keep doing what you know works best for you and your buddy. Just always remember to research products before you give them to your pets and seek alternatives, cause you’re their protector!

SAFER ALTERNATIVES TO RAWHIDE

After reading this blog,if you have decided to help your pooch find a new favorite chewy treat and you try one that both you and your dog loves, let us know by commenting below!

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