I was always under the impression that it was the chopped and pressed raw hide that was bad... hmmm.. well, I gave Lucas a rolled raw hide (all natural, no flavor stuff) that is about 1 inch thick and about a foot long, he seems to chew and play, but not really ingest (which is what I like) so... so far so good, since the bully sticks don't agree with him at all... another thing that I do give him is a raw beef rib... he LOVES those... and will work on the bone for a while before I toss it...Lucky Me said:I don't remember exactly what it was, but all I remember is that rawhides are BAD. Something about doing somerthing bad to their insides. I have seen CHOPPED, pressed rawhides.....I guess they must separate if moistened? Don't know if they are any better.
I use knuckle bones, they saved my house with Tuesday & now with Marley. I have recommended them for all my puppies. I have also used Bully sticks, but I'm not sure if they are any better than rawhides.
Definitey the knuckle bones though!!!