I have to say I have never been a fan of rawhide, it has always posed a serious threat to your dogs safety, but this is extremely upsetting and dangerous!
Walmart sells a rawhide like chew called Exer-Hide this particular “treat” is responsible for MAJOR seizures and death. This product is manufactured in Brazil. Incidents have been happening since December 2010 but they still keep this on the market, Please be warned and share with anyone you know that has a dog that eats rawhide treats.
Some of the dangers associated with Rawhide chews are as follows;
Since rawhide is not regulated in any way, it could happen again. These foreign hides may also contain other harmful things such as antibiotics, lead, or insecticides that could adversely affect the health of your dog.
“Choking is a hazard, and rawhide can cause gastric irritation when dogs chew on it often, gastric irritation can also cause vomiting and extreme discomfort in dogs.
Intestinal blockages can occur and are costly to repair if your pet has to undergo a surgery.
Remember your dogs health depends on the products you choose to give them, so always get all the facts first before trying anything new. Some new products on the market are potato bones, Yes that’s right made from real potatoes!
Your vet should be able to give you a list of the appropriate types of toys for your dog.
Shelters all across America are euthanizing perfectly good dogs, we all know that, but what’s really behind it? Is it more profitable to kill than it is to find loving homes? These are the questions we need to start asking, why are there no greater measures taken to find these animals homes, and when someone does just that should they be fired?
What ever the shelter’s motivating factor for firing Emily, the end result is almost no one else steeped up to do what she did, and more animals will die needlessly after she is gone. When was the last time you saw a shelter spend any of that money they get on advertising the available dogs?
The answer is almost never, its private citizens, committed employees, and volunteers who bare that burden, photographing these dogs an cats and posting them on various social networking sites in an effort to get them out alive!
Please speak out for Emily Tanen, and in doing so you speak out for the animals as well!
Secial thanks to penny Eims on this one! Now lets do our part to get the word out!