Where do these rawhides come from?
How can rawhides affect dog’s health?
Depending upon dog’s chewing needs; rawhide’s risk can range from lower to higher. However, no matter how less your dog consumes, risk can be serious.
Rawhide may have the following affects:
Some dogs may be simply allergic to these rawhides or to the ingredients used in their making.
Rawhide contains some toxic chemicals, may be in a little amount but enough to cause Salmonella or E.coli contamination and diarrhea.
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Even a tiny or a broken piece of the rawhide can get lodged in the dog’s throat which puts it to serious danger. A vet can remove it from the throat.
Sometimes dog can swallow the piece of raw hide which can create havoc in the digestive tract. Depending upon the size, it has to be removed as soon as possible. In severe cases abdominal surgery is required to remove the pieces from the intestine. It may even lead to death.
Rawhide, if ingested in large amount, it can cause gastrointestinal complications.
Symptoms that must not be overlooked:
If you notice any of the following symptoms, after or during the dog’s rawhide treat, then immediately contact your veterinarian.
Signs such as:
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- Choking or gagging
- Repeated swallowing
- Throwing up
- Continuous stools with/without blood
- Refusal to eat
- Weight loss
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