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Can You Give Rawhide To Dogs?

The inner layer of a cow’s hide is called the ‘rawhide’ and it is used as toys for dogs. Owners will usually buy these for their puppies as chew toys and they find that the chewing on rawhide also keeps their puppies busy and occupied. This helps the puppies engage in their natural behavior of chewing without damaging the personal items or furniture of their owners. Chewing rawhide also cleans their gums and teeth by removing the plaque or tartar that may be deposited. Make sure that the size of the toy is appropriate and just large enough for your pup to chew on as bigger sizes could lead to diarrhea or vomiting while smaller pieces could be a choking hazard.

Consult with a pet clinic Santa Rosa, CA before giving your dog the rawhide as a toy especially if he is on a special diet, has a history of diarrhea and/or vomiting, and/or allergies.

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