Rawhide Dog Chews
Rawhide dog chews are now available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, not just the traditional bone shape, made from natural rawhide usually cow hide or sometimes pig skin. The hide is first tanned and then dried before being shaped to produce the classic rawhide chews our dog's love, for example twists, rings, cigars and knots.
Chewing on rawhide dog chews, bones and treats is an instinctive behaviour as your dog or puppy needs to chew on something to help them keep their teeth and molars clean, that are suitable for all dogs regardless of age including puppies, but we suggest to owners they supervise their dogs at all times with any chew treat, especially young puppies to avoid them from swallowing large bits of rawhide chew unnecessarily.
Simply select any five packs of rawhide dog bones, chew knots, cigars, pressed rings, chew twists, shoes or natural rolls displayed below and receive Free Mainland UK Delivery!
Chewing rawhide chews can help in a number of ways
Regular chewing of rawhide bones, cigars, rings and twists can help improve dental health by scraping away plaque and reduce tartar build up as well as bad breath, as food deposits are removed around the teeth when your dog chews on them, helping to reduce the risk of dental problems and expensive trips to the vet for veterinary care.
As your dog chews, the saliva that is produced makes the rawhide dog chews softer, releasing collagen from the rawhide that helps to dissolve plaque and scrape away food deposits acting like a toothbrush. Rawhide chews stimulate harmless fun by entertaining your dog for hours, which is especially important for older dogs who may not be as active, but still mentally alert.
Dog chews are not a substitute for regularly brushing your dog's teeth, but can be used to help improve your dog's dental care to keep their teeth and gums healthy, whilst discouraging chewing around your home and often preferred by dogs to a toothbrush, even if you are using flavoured doggy toothpaste.
Rawhide dog chews can help to satisfy your dog's instinctive urge to chew something, which should help owners avoid destructive chewing behaviour by puppies or adult dogs around your home that can be very costly, so we recommend to owners they restrict access to rooms with valuable or dangerous items without supervision.
Working dogs in particular that are only used during the shooting season, for instance Springer Spaniels, Retrievers, German Pointers or Weimaraners, often become bored if they are not mentally stimulated or physically exercised enough, that can lead to destructive behaviour around your home, consequently playing with your dog a few times a day, exercising them regularly and providing them with various dog chews, including rawhide bones, rope toys and tough rubber toys will keep them stimulated and out of mischief.
Rawhide bones can also help relieve a puppies teething pain, that normally start from 3 - 7 months of age, by stimulating the growth of adult teeth through harmless chewing. Pigs ears are one of the most popular dog chews we sell, they are high in fat, oven dried at 130C and can be used as a treat or reward to encourage good behaviour.
Compressed rawhide dog chews are suitable for all dogs, especially aggressive chewers and can last up to five times longer than regular rawhide chews, they also deter dogs from biting off and swallowing small bits of rawhide, made from layers of rawhide pressed together to form various shapes, such as bones, rings, twists and cigars.
We always recommend that you supervise your dog or puppy with any dog chew or toy, especially puppies to avoid them from biting off and swallowing large bits of rawhide or rubber to avoid them choking.
Rawhide Chews - Helpful Advice & Facts
Although rawhide chews are a treat, they are not a food source or nutritional reward like a traditional dog biscuit, but a natural dog toy that's chewable, low in fat and low in calories. We are often asked by owners for advice regarding rawhide dog chews and safety tips, so we suggest that you remove any rawhide chew from your dog when it becomes very soft and substitute the chew with another.
But don't throw away the chew just yet, instead take away the chew and allow the softened rawhide to harden out of reach of your dog, then give it back to them later when you want to reward them next. When a rawhide dog chew becomes small enough to be swallowed by your dog, it's time to throw away the treat to avoid them swallowing the rawhide whole.
Unlike soft toys that can be easily destroyed, rawhide dog chews, smoked bones and tough rubber toys like kongs are designed to be chewed by your dog, whereas interactive dog toys that can be chased, thrown or tugged are often not suitable for chewing, so we advise owners to pick up their dog's soft cuddly toys at the end of a play session and place them out of reach just in case!
Whether it's adolescent chewing, separation anxiety, teething pain, boredom or simply a reward for good behaviour, dog chews are essential for owners with young dogs if they want to avoid them chewing your possessions, but you don't have to buy dozens of expensive dog chews or tough rubber toys, just a wide enough selection so that you can rotate the rawhide dog chews on a daily basis, so that the same chews are not left on the floor all the time to create interest, as often dogs will become bored if the same toys or chews are always made available.
Lastly we always suggest to owners, they gently praise their dog or puppy when you see them settle down to chew a rawhide bone or dog toy to reinforce the positive behaviour and to make them aware of what is right and wrong to chew in your house, but please allow them to chew for however long they want without interruption, so that if you decide to leave the room their attention will be still focused on the dog chew and nothing else!
Please visit the Munchy Dog Chews page of the website to view the selection of brightly coloured chews and treats that are much cheaper than rawhide dog chews made from ground rawhide and starch that are high in protein and low in fat.
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