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    My neighbor gave Boss a huge raw hide bone for Christmas. He loves it, but I seem to recall raw hide being frowned upon on here. Should I take it from him? If so, what's the problem with raw hide?

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    The problem is that bullies have strong jaws and can rip off and swallow chunks of the rawhide that are big enough to cause a bowel obstruction, and or be choked on.
    Yes it would be better to take it away, or watch him like a hawk the entire time you allow him to chew on it so you can grab any chunks immediately. That however is harder to do than I would even want to try. We personally just avoid them following the better safe than sorry idiom.

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    I second Lari's advice. While you think you can monitor your bully as they gnaw, by the time you realize they have a piece torn off, it maybe too late to retrieve before they swallow it. It's amazing how large of an item they can swallow and trying to wrestle something out of those strong jaws can be very difficult! I've tried enough times with various items that I've learned it's not worth the risk. The only item he hasn't been able tear into choking size pieces is raw marrow bones.


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    Take it away now and throw it directly into the trash. I can't say too many times how dangerous these can be to any dog. Over the years I took too many chances and had to pull a section from the roof my pitty's mouth as he was gagging on it. He'd be chewing on a compressed rawhide (I thought it was safer) and before I knew it there I was again hoping he didn't choke to death on it. Better safe than sorry.
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    Thanks guys, Boss is no longer allowed to have the bone. What are better options? He loved it so much better than his squeaky toys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorytbutler View Post
    Thanks guys, Boss is no longer allowed to have the bone. What are better options? He loved it so much better than his squeaky toys!
    They do love the rawhides no doubt there. Nylabones are great, as are deer, moose, or elk antlers.
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    The frozen marrow bones are my boy most favorite of anything! On nice days he gets them outside but if given inside, I put an old towel on the floor and he stays right there on it - usually for an hour or two. He has learned that if he doesn't stay on the towel the bone goes away. I usually give him one a week. It's a great way to get some cleaning or other task completed. I get them in a pack like the attached image at a nearby dog specialty store. A pack of 6 cost about $8 and they last longer than most of his toys He has power jaws!


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    I need to look for some marrow bones! Glad you took the raw hide away! I remember reading that on here right before I got Lola so she has never had one!

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    You can find them in your grocery store, in the meat department. They are called Soup Bones and a heck of a lot less expensive than what you pay in the pet supply store.

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    I dont have anything to add , but agree with all the great advice above as always. Better to be safe than sorry. I bought my 2 the Gaillelo Nylabone, it's S shaped and large enough that they can't swallow it, another good bone is the Kong bones, and marrow bones, but make sure they are large enough that they can't be swallowed. Good job for taking the rawhide away.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Thanks everyone. I will purchase a marrow bone tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linwhite View Post
    You can find them in your grocery store, in the meat department. They are called Soup Bones and a heck of a lot less expensive than what you pay in the pet supply store.
    I bought some from the grocery when they were out of them at my normal dog supply store, but I found they were too big and had much more meat on them than I wanted Tank to have at one time (which also made them messier). I'm thinking they weren't that much cheaper at my grocery, either.


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