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Pros and Cons of Rawhide Bones for Your Boston Terrier

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I have never given my dog anything rawhide. I have never really known where they were manufactured, but suspected it was China. Here are the pros and cons of rawhide bones for Boston Terriers.

Downsides Of Rawhide Chews

There are several prospective problems with rawhide.

First, rawhide can be a choking hazard as dogs can break off small pieces of the rawhide as they chew it.

Second, rawhide can cause stomach irritation in dogs, or even a gastric disorder from ingesting rawhide too often.

Due to the fact that the manufacturing of rawhide chews and bones is unregulated, there is little control as to how safe they are for your pet. There have been reports of salmonella causing many dogs to get sick, in addition to dangerous chemicals being used when processing these rawhide dog chew.

Reasons To Try Rawhide Chews

Many people give their dogs rawhide chews regularly without ever experiencing any trouble at all.

Rawhide bones are used to improve the condition of a dog’s gums and teeth. This is the equivalent of eating apples for humans.

Safety Precautions

The most important thing is to supervise your dog any time he is chewing on rawhide. And make a point to take away the rawhide chew when it gets small and looks like something your dog could choke on.

If your dog gets an upset stomach after eating a rawhide dog chew, take away the rawhide chews temporarily to see if his upset stomach gets better. If so, you may only want to experiment one more time with a rawhide chew. If your dog gets an upset stomach again, your dog should is sensitive and should not be given rawhide to chew on. Ask your veterinarian to be sure.

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Now that you are informed, do not ever give your Boston Terrier a rawhide bone or chew. The cons of rawhide bones far exceed the benefits. Give your dog a piece of celery, carrot, or apple and they will be much healthier for it.

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