Safe & Healthy Alternatives to Rawhide Chews
Rawhide chews are a popular choice among pet parents, but we don’t recommend them. While they can satisfy the need to chew, they can also cause stomach irritation and internal blockages.
Rawhide chews are made from dried animal skins, typically from the leather industry’s leftover scraps.
The majority of rawhide chews are sourced from outside of the United States, and toxic chemicals are frequently used in the manufacturing process.
There are plenty of healthier options out there, and we’ve compiled a short list of alternatives!
No-Hide chews are long-lasting, highly digestible chews that make a great alternative to rawhide! These treats will keep your dog busy and entertained.
No-Hides are sourced within the United States from animals that are raised humanely. They are 100% rawhide free and are made with human-grade ingredients.
No-Hide chews come in four different flavors, including beef, chicken, pork, and salmon. We carry and sell these chews in our front office, but you can also purchase them online in a variety of sizes.
Kongs are easy to stuff with peanut butter, cream cheese, or fun recipes! When frozen, Kongs can keep dogs occupied for hours. Stuffed Kongs are perfect for puppies who are teething and adult dogs who need a tasty challenge!
We actually offer stuffed frozen Kongs as a pup-grade available to any daycare or boarding stay. We offer a peanut butter and banana flavor, a tuna salad flavor, and a rotating Kong of the Month! Purchase online for only $7.
Frozen carrots are a really simple and easy treat to feed your pup. Only large carrots will work, not baby carrots, as smaller carrots can be a chocking hazard. Be sure to wash them before freezing!
Carrots are nutrient-rich and contain antioxidants and vitamins, like beta-carotene and Vitamin A. They are also low in calories, making them a great option for overweight dogs.
Frozen carrots are also great for teething puppies as the coldness will provide some much needed relief!
Bully sticks are another popular alternative to rawhide chews. These chews are often made from grass-fed, free-range beef. Bully sticks are easily digestible and help to remove plaque and tarter. You can also purchase bully sticks online through Amazon or in our front office.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about alternatives to rawhide chews.