An Excellent & Safe Pastime

Question:

My two mini-poodles love to eat rawhide chews. What are you recommendations on this?

Dr. Nichol:

Go for it. Rawhides are healthy for the teeth and gums. Once they’re good and soggy and yucky they get swallowed and pass through the system uneventfully. There is no reason to limit the number unless your dogs’ idea of rawhide is your shoes or baseball mitt. Incidentally, many cats also enjoy a good chew. Just soak the corner of a rawhide in warm water to make it more like a rodent for the feline predator in your life. Like their canine cousins, cats need healthy after school activities.