I copied this from my FB page this morning.
Our dogs love rawhide AND like any treat or toy I supervise the dogs. I take them away when they get too small. I also check the country of origin of the products I give my animals. The key here is to BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER.
I have given these to my Lab, from the day I brought her home. She loves to chew and I watch her, if it is a big piece that I think she might choak on I take it from her...No problems, and I read labels!
Down with Rawhide! Up with Sweet Potato! My pups love their teeter taters.
My poor puppy tried to swallow a piece of rawhide and nearly chocked to death I'm so grateful he was able to spit it out just before we were going to take him to the emergency vet
My boy loves real bones and pig skin twists. It's a great substitute because it is a lot like rawhide, but being real animal product it digests and turns flexible and somewhat mushy when exposed to dog's saliva.