i give mine the compressed rawhide bones, and it takes them forever to chew it down enough to break off pieces, so if it is a new bone or fairly new i dont supervise, untill it starts getting to the point were they could break off pieces.
I have a English bulldog who chews the compressed rawhides in minutes. I figured it would last for days but my "bully" just loves them. I always monitor them just in case they chew off a piece bigger than they can swallow.
i always watch, and take up the rawhide when we go out. only kongs an sterilized bones. last nite alone i rescues 3 slimy pieces from a mouth that were too small to be eaten. one of my pups is good, and nible it when it gets small. the other tries to eat it whole when ot gets small. he gets watched extra closely.
hello, as my respond to this question. well, when my pom was a puppy I always watched him when he chewed the rawhide bone. They could chew and break off a piece and choke on them, they dont know better. also, rawhide bones arent the best to give to dogs i hear because it gives dogs gas in their stomach which happened to my dog. He fluffs alot now which is really bad lol.
My hound puppy Nana eats whatever is on the floor and she loves rawhide bones! I don't supervise that much unless she is really gnawing it into tiny chunks, then I watch and make sure she doesn't choke. It's not that good for them but I do give her alot of milkbones. She loves her milkbones. They're just dog cookies. Dog cookies are better than rawhide bones, even though you gotta give like ten to satisfy them.
I would be careful I think watching them is a really good idea. My pup Olive got very ill from eating a rawhide bone, since them she is not allowed to have any. I suppose some dogs don't have trouble with rawhide, but my dogs are heavy chewers and tend to swallow what they can get off the bone. I was lucky Olive didn't have major problems as much rawhide as she injested, she was only ill for a couple of days. I would say watching them is a great idea though, that way they can enjoy their bone and you don't have to worry.
Yeah they're not actual rawhides - they just look like it. It's a thing we got from the vet that has an enzyme in it that's supposed to help keep their teeth clean. Not to mention they're great pacifiers! ;)
I am a manager at Petsmart and have learned alot by working here. The best type of bone to give your dog is granulated bones. They break off easily and are easy for your puppy or dog to digest. Rawhide is quiet unsafe for dogs. They have trouble digesting it and it also doesn't allow them to chew it up very well which will lead to choking. Granulated bones will not last as long, but are much more safer. There is also sterilized bones that have flavored filling. They last a really long time. I have pit bulls, a boxer/pit, and a maltese/yorkie and they all love both types.