Okay so a coworker and I were looking at a website for chews and the such(I work at an all-natural pet store for those who don't know) and we came acroos some beef hooves that looked pretty durable and were relatively cheap...I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experience with these or knows anything about them I'd be forever grateful! thanks Kim
Mine will only eat the black ones. I'm not sure why. (There is also an off-white hoof). They do smell bad, so I feed them outside. They are good because they dont break apart too easily unless you have a heavy chewer.
Mine dont get them too much anymore though. Since being on raw diet they chew hard and crack the hooves too much. They are used to whole chickens and such.
I have found that some will stink to high heaven and others will not, but you are really best to feed them outside. I have also filled them with peanut butter, or smashed bananas and frozen them before giving them out, they love them.
So far I've only found 2 edible treats that my dogs can't finish off in a matter of seconds. Thick beef marrow bones and cattle hooves. The hooves take them about 3 days to finish but they stop chewing after about an hour and lose track of them. They lose them under furniture or bury them in the yard but they always look for them again. I agree some of them stink but it is worst when wet with dog drool and you do have to get pretty close for it to be really offensive. At about 33 cents each they are a great treat.
I loved the hooves when I had my full size aussies. they were the only things that could keep her happy. she went through rawhide in a matter of seconds. the only problem besides the smell (which never bothered me), they can chip/crack teeth on them. Most vets don't recommend them because of this. I never had a problem with my bigger dogs. My mini poodle broke a tooth, I had it removed, no big deal. I will definatly continue to use them.
I will not even use them. Years ago I learned that there it no regualation for them,as well the ones that come into our country are Canadian,from France, and China. To this day I do not believe that there is an havy regulation on places who produce them. I prefer frozen Chicken/Turkey necks which are much healthier,and just as cheap! Here I get them for $40.00 for 30lbs.