Yes, please stay away from all those raw hide treats, twisted and in every shape possible, and pig ears. I know you see dozens of them in the market and entire aisles of them at the pet stores...and it may lead you to believe they are ok. Even your pets will look like they are the yummiest thing in the world and be oh sooo happy!. BUT, NO, NO, NO, NO!!! Don't give in to it. They can be very dangerous. I don't know how many times I saw my own dogs choke on them before and I was always there to pull them out. It wasn't until I came to EBN Forums that I realized this is not a normal thing to accept. EBN members turned me onto those deer antlers. My dogs love those and I don't have to worry about choking. Once they get too small (which can take months) I chuck them and get new ones. They are a little pricey but oh so worth it! Please don't take chances with your priceless fur babies!