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We do. It's her favorite chew toy, though she never chews it enough to actually get any of it off. I gave her a bully stick once thinking that maybe it would have been treated with less chemicals and such.. but the bully stick SMELLED so bad.. I just couldn't stand it.. and it got all soft and wriggly just like the part it was made out of.. totally grossed me out.
 

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I feed mine rawhide. I know some people say it is bad, but I have never had any problems with it. Neither have any of the people in the past. I also give them knuckle bones and pig ears.... Just to be a bit natural too. My dogs love Dingo.:D:D
 

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Basil's ex-foster mom gave us a little baggy of rawhide sticks, and I think I'll let Basil finish them, but I'm not buying anymore past that. He's not particularly crazy about them, and they're not the healthiest chew toys ever. We both definitely prefer bully sticks, and I think I'll start buying them regularly in the little packets of a dozen or so once he finishes his rawhide sticks. I bought him one of those springs last time we went to Petsmart, and he LOVED it. I let him walk down the isle and pick it out even XD Plus, I actually think they smell sort of pleasant, but I guess I'm a weirdo that way, Lol!
 

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We do. It's her favorite chew toy, though she never chews it enough to actually get any of it off. I gave her a bully stick once thinking that maybe it would have been treated with less chemicals and such.. but the bully stick SMELLED so bad.. I just couldn't stand it.. and it got all soft and wriggly just like the part it was made out of.. totally grossed me out.
non of the bully stix we give our dogs smell. I've heard though that there are two different ways that companies dry the sticks. and one way makes them sit in the natural juices more and gets more stinky, the other way is to hang them to dry and that way it's not sitting in the juice
 

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Really? Oh well. I like the smell of my dog when he gets muddy. And the smell of my dusty garage. We are both all screwed up!:p

~Laura!
I guess so! Lol! I think Basil smells sort of like Corn Syrup, and my parrot frequently smells like Cinnamon Sugar and old books!
 

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I used too til I bought Tiberius his Kong...now he wants nothing to do with the rawhides..
 

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I try not too, but maybe once a month to every 2 I'll get him one. I like Bully sticks more but they don't last as long. Nubs is a chewer so when he gets tired of his nylabone and starts chewing on random toys, I know it's time for a rawhide.
 

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Nope. Jonas is too little for them, and Smalls is food aggressive/resource guarder. We can't let her have any thing she can't eat quickly, because she'll guard it literally all day instead of eating it. And she'll attack if Jack or Jonas comes up while she has it. And poor Jack is bullied out of every thing so easily, one of them would take his.
 

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I actually found a brand of rawhide sticks that have a hard sweet-potato center in them at the dollar-store and they're the best sticks I've found yet! It took Donatello four days to chew it down. It was wrapped really tight. I was impressed...

I give him one every couple weeks, just in-case, so it doesn't build-up; But he doesn't chew off of big pieces for it to be a real concern. I would never feed him the "white" rawhide that has the knuckles, or the ones wrapped like a pretzel... Those get to mushy and gooey and I think dogs get impatient so they just try to swallow it all at once and that's where the problem lies.
 

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In the past, on rare occasions but only pressed rawhide made in the US or Roarhide (made by Nylabone folks). But since upcoming puppy will be fed primarily a raw diet she'll get plenty of chewing on her nice raw bones so rawhide will not be a part of her diet in any form.
 

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Do I give my dog a raw hide? Na I don't really believe in spanking hehe ha ha, I Liked the tight wrapped sticks but I would not give too often ,they're not suppose to be safe to leave them alone with it.
 
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