Rawhide: Good or Bad for Your Dog?

Choking Hazard

Rawhide bones and other edible chews can pose a choking and blockage risk. In fact, this is a much bigger risk than contamination or digestive irritation. If your dog swallows large pieces of rawhide, therawhide can get stuck in the esophagus or other parts of the digestive tract. Rawhide is not digestible!

Toxic Ingredients

Contamination. As with pet toys, rawhide chews can contain trace amounts of toxic chemicals. And, as with other pet (or human) foods, Salmonella or E. coli contamination is possible. Even humans can be at risk when coming into contact with these bacteria on rawhide treats.

Digestive irritation. Some dogs are simply sensitive or allergic to rawhide or other substances used in their manufacture. This can cause problems, including diarrhea.


All dogs need to chew. It’s a natural instinct. Some even spend hours chewing every day. Chewing can provide your dog stimulation and help relieve anxiety. Especially with puppies, treats like rawhide bones can be a great substitute for your leather shoes and the legs of the dining room table!


Healthy Alternative

Nowadays many professionals have shined a light on the hazards these “treats” contain. If you’re looking for a healthy, safer alternative for your pup, you are in the right place!

We took the Benefits of Rawhide and created a single ingredient No Additives, No Preservatives dog chew treat with a great smoky flavor to compliment the health benefit of having a digeastible chew toy. Our Pork Skins are locally-sourced here in Utah,  from premium quality pigs.