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3/31/15 3:59 P

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I haven't given rawhide for quite a while since I had read reports of the rawhide causing problems. I am also leery of giving jerky treats because of too many problems, both in Chinese made and some American made. Once in a while I will give a raw bone, though the last I looked they wanted $3.95/lb for bones completely bare of meat. That posting just really bothered me and I wanted others to be aware of it.

I am planning that if Cassie gets jerky I will be making it and hopefully I can make her some other treats, too.

Kathy, I read something about the peas in foods nowadays, but couldn't remember what it was. I know they have been using them in place of grains and stuff. I have also heard that potatoes and sweet potatoes cause a problem. All 3 of those things have to do with the starch causing yeast infections. I think the only thing I have with pea is Orzo's food, though what my friend gave me might have peas, I don't know. Her dog definitely has allergies and is doing well on it, though, so I don't think it does. Thank you for the info.



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3/31/15 1:53 P

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emoticon First of all, any product for people or animals, to ingest or use environmentally, make modern day people permanent detectives!
But specific to this particular form of dog dental care, I have clear guidelines.

1. Many products are too light weight or loosely put together.
I always only buy the larges and most dense rawhide bone made for a very big dog.
My dog is only 9.5 lbs and this rawhide is the only one I allow.

2. Bone nawing is only allowed for time periods of an hour maximum under supervision and then put away in the pantry.
This tiny dog has beautiful teeth and isn't getting a professional teeth cleaning until a year from now when he is 8 years old.

Any dog who visits loves a chew on this big bone and they get a half hour turn for the delight of it. Any time a section is actually softened enough to perhaps get to be hazardous the dog no longer has rights to it. I supervise quite a lot.

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3/30/15 11:58 P

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Part of the problem with rawhide is that it doesn't digest in the dog's stomach very well.

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3/30/15 10:53 P

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Darlene - I know you posted on a different thread about Cassie's food issues, but couldn't find it again, so thought I would just add this in here....

Are PEAS listed as an ingredient in any of the food or treats that you feed her? There has been a fair bit of research showing that peas can cause varying reactions in pets such as stomach / digestion issues, intense scratching, and other skin problems.

Several of the vets from our clinic were just at a seminar where this was discussed in more detail, and said that this just might explain some of the sllergic type symptoms they have been seeing in some of their clients over the past few years.

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We only ever let our guys have anything rawhide when we were there with them supervising. Then they were all put up out of the dogs' reach.

However after having to pull huge lengths of partially chewed and softened rawhide out of a couple of throats more than once, we stopped feeding the beasties anything like that at all. We felt it was just too risky for them.

Thanks for the alert Darlene - I'll pass it along to friends elsewhere.

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I make sure they aren't made in China.
If I don't give my dog rawhide bones she goes out back and chews on sticks. She is constantly throwing little pieces of sticks up. I was so worried they'd get stuck in her intestines. She's never had a problem with the rawhide bones. She' s six now.


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3/30/15 5:39 P

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ANYTHING processed in China is suspect! Unfortunately, some AKC-branded treats (esp. Jerky) are made in China.

I've been using All-American rawhides for the past 4 years with no problems, but the kids are always supervised while chewing.

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Thanks for the info - we don't give our dogs rawhide treats either. emoticon

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Weaver gets no rawhide. All of his treats are made in America.

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my dogs get NO rawhide. period. too many i know of that choked or got blockages from them. she gets raw marrow bones from the butcher, bully sticks occasionally, and antlers.

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Thanks, I'll pass it along. That is terrible.

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Thanks for the info. One of my dogs almost checked on a raw hide bone. I asked the vet about it. She said so many dogs had problems she preferred if no ever gave them to their dog. Since then I never have, but i know many people do and many dogs that have no problems

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3/30/15 3:32 P

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Someone just posted on the FB ACD group that a friend in another group had gotten some Boots and Barkley rawhide bones from Target that have metal in the middle of them. She was passing it on and I thought it would be good to pass it on, too. Would hate for any dogs to end up with these. I do not understand why there are metal fragments and pieces turning up in so many food products, both for humans and animals



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