Rawhide Dog Treats - Old Favorite and New Classic
Rawhide bones and chews are among the most beneficial provisions your dog could have. Although you may think that your dog is only deriving fun from the destruction of gnawing on rawhide, it is actually stimulating brain activity through constant attention given to the object. This is very important for older dogs that may not be as active. Rawhide also satisfies your dog’s instinctual urge to chew and offers a number of dental and oral benefits.
A time-tested favorite among all types of dogs, rawhides are very versatile and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to satisfy every chewing habit and dogs of all sizes. Rawhide bones, chips, rolls and twists help improve dental health by scraping away plaque, controlling tartar buildup and maintaining gum health. These actions reduce the appearance of bad breath, keep teeth whiter and prevent gum disease, which if left untreated can incorporate the declining health of other parts of body. Premium beef rawhide is a great dental tool because its rough exterior texture makes it a challenge to chew, enticing your dog to gnaw and scrape; as it softens, your dog will be tempted to tug on it, which is a great way to dislodge any plaque between teeth. A variety of dental-specific products with real mint infusion have been introduced to keep dog breath fresher.
Rawhide is natural and nutritious, high in protein and low in fat. Like all products, rawhides are available in varying qualities. The gradient is set by factors that are generally associated with production. Read labels to make sure you’re getting top quality products. Look for ones that are naturally dried, not bleached, and have a thicker and heavier appearance. Naturally dried rawhides are air-dried and do not depend on the use of chemicals. Steer clear of completely white rawhides; cream-colored ones are likely unbleached and retain more natural flavor and nutrition. Heavier bones are generally better than smaller sizes because they are made from thicker hides and wrapped tighter making them last longer and provide more resistance against strong jaws.
It is recommended that while your dog is chewing a rawhide that they be supervised; this is a precaution to avoid small pieces from chewed off, which can then be swallowed, leading to choking and intestinal blockage.