Rawhide dog chews

Rawhide dog chews are the classic dog chew that everyone thinks of when thinking of a treat for their dog. Ideal for keeping your dog occupied, they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from knotted bone shapes, strips, shoes, balls and even as compressed (or pressed) rawhide chews.

Rawhide chews as their name suggests are made from natural rawhide - animal skin, usually cow hide but some times a mixture of cow and pig skin is used. The hide is tanned and dried before being formed into the final shape you see - frequently a rawhide bone shape. Pressed (compressed) rawhide dog chews are made of many layers and bits of rawhide pressed together in a gelatin base, frequently compressed rawhide is available in the form of a rawhide bone.

Whilst rawhide dog chews are fun for you dog to chew - and most dogs just love chewing them - there are some important safety issues to be borne in mind when giving your dog rawhide dog chews. Rawhide expands when it is wet, which means that large pieces torn off and swallowed could expand in your dogs stomach, causing discomfort or in rare circumstances intestinal blockage. The rawhide strips available often also have sharp edges which can cut a dogs mouth. A small dog could potentially choke on a large piece of rawhide. This all probably sounds a bit alarming - but observe a few simple rules and many hours of chewing pleasure await your dog:

  • Always supervise your dog when it is chewing a rawhide dog chew
  • Remove any large pieces of flat chew that the dog has pulled off
  • Choose an appropriate type of chew for your dog, depending on its size - what you don't want is something it could be tempted to swallow whole. For example, I'd avoid rawhide shoes for bigger dogs.
  • The best sort of chew to choose are the ones based on compressed rawhide - e.g. a compressed rawhide dog bone. These are less likely to break off in the bigger chunks that could cause problems. They are also harder and last longer!

If the above worries you too much, then consider one of the modern alternatives such as a Nylabone or a Kong dog toy. Having  said that, I've been a dog owner all my life and have never had any problems with rawhide dog chews - and my two dogs love them!

Have a look below for a range of rawhide chews to buy:


Pressed rawhide 10 x 20 MM retriever stick dog chews lot of 20
Pressed rawhide 10 x 20 MM retriever stick dog chews lot of 20
$31.43
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Pressed rawhide 4 1 2 dog chews lot of 50
Pressed rawhide 4 1 2 dog chews lot of 50
$44.97
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15 of the 10 Natural Pressed GoGo Roll Rawhide Rolls Dog Bones Chews Compressed
15 of the 10 Natural Pressed GoGo Roll Rawhide Rolls Dog Bones Chews Compressed
$34.99
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Top Dog Chews 8 Pressed Rawhide Dog Bone 5 Pack US Hide
Top Dog Chews 8 Pressed Rawhide Dog Bone 5 Pack US Hide
$21.95
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 22m
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Ranch Rewards Pressed Rawhide 12 Inch Chew Treats For Dogs
Ranch Rewards Pressed Rawhide 12 Inch Chew Treats For Dogs
$9.57
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Rawhide VALUE BAG Dog Chews 2 POUND Bulk Munchy BASEBALL Natural Pressed Munchie
Rawhide VALUE BAG Dog Chews 2 POUND Bulk Munchy BASEBALL Natural Pressed Munchie
$17.99
Time Remaining: 17d 15h 56m
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