“ Manufacturer: Pets at Home / Type: Dog Treats „
As much as I love to play with Daisy the poodle sometimes she wants to play alone or I just need a well earnt rest. Like most dogs Daisy loves her treats and she loves chews and things to nibble on and I admit to being wallet happy when it comes to spending on her (and in fact any of my pets lol). I usually buy her raw hide treats in this form, larger ones mainly because I do worry about her choking on smaller bits of things like this. I find that the little shoes and things you can buy have raw hide laces in them and they go all squishy and I have seen her almost choke on one so like I say I prefer bigger chews and to keep an eye on her with them instead! This I bought her in Pets At Home and it cost me £1.99 which I thought for such a large ring of pressed rawhide was a great buy. These are made from a 100% rawhide and nothing else. Its all pressed together to make a ring that isn't hollow with a large cut out hole to the middle of it and not only does Daisy loves to chew on this and it keeps her entertained but it doesn't make a mess in my flat and its good for the health of her teeth and gums and meant to help prevent tarter build up! With a lot of raw hide product the creamy coloured hide usually goes soggy rather quickly which then when it gets smaller can cause chocking incidents this though is more solid. She can pull layers of the raw hide off the main ring and make that soggy of course but it takes time and I can remove it! It lasts ages this one...particularly for my toy poodle. It isn't so heavy she can't cart it about and like I say this lasts ages...in our case a good few weeks. She loves this so I appreciate it too. Her teeth are in perfect shape and shes happy and contented and the one thing Pets At Home gives me is confidence in their products! Only available in Pets At Home stores costing £1.99 and in one size option which is 16 x 16 x 3cm.
My pointer Flick usually destroys most treats and chews within what seems like a matter of seconds, once she gets going she's like a machine and will happily plough through whatever you give her in one sitting; the only thing strong enough so she can't demolish it at once is rawhide, which also happens to be a big favourite of hers. Seeing as I seem to spend a lot of my time browsing the aisles of pets at home I usually pick up her treats from there. This rawhide ring is compressed which makes it really solid; not only is it a tasty treat that keeps my pooch busy for a long time it also helps with overall dental health, the chewing action effectively aiding the prevention of tartar as well acting to strengthen gums. Plaque build up and gum disease is extremely common, with 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 said to suffer from it; my dog is coming up for 7 years and so I want to look after her teeth as best as I can in order to keep them as healthy as possible. The ring itself is around 16cm in diameter with a thickness of around 3cm; it's quite a chunky treat and I like to throw it for my dog to fetch as she is just crazy about retrieving things and it's a fun game for her; it acts as a boredom breaker though I would recommend you only offer it to your canine under supervision as when it gets reduced to a soggy mess it can be quite a severe choking hazard should they decide to just swallow it. The only ingredient in this is rawhide, nothing more which can only be a good thing as it makes for a more natural treat; your pet isn't munching on artificial flavourings, colours and preservatives. The price is reasonable at £1.99 and these are something I pick up on a regular basis as not only does my dog love them they also seem to be keeping her teeth in tip top condition.
I dont tend to buy these kind of chews for my dogs mainl because there is not pretective cover on them and I wonder where they have been before. Dont get me wrong my dogs eat a load of rubbish and will eat anything but I didn't want to expose them to the possibility of the cleaner dropping a few of the treats in the chemicals they are cleaning the floor with! Saying that, I needed something to keep their minds occupied whilst I visited family and so nipped ito PEts at Home. End of the month meant it was budget week and all the normal chews I buy were just a little bit too expensive. I saw the PEts at home range of rawhides and tried to ignore the possibility of them having a meeting with the cleaner! The ring looked interesting as it was different to the normal bone shape my dogs get. It felt heavy, it was pressed so there was a lot of raw hide in the ring. They were about £1.90 for a medium sized ring and all my dogs got treated with one. They looked slightly confused as to the shape was different and harder to hold onto than the bones. but it didn't confuse them for long and they soon had it in their paws and it was soon in their tummies. The dogs foud it easily digestable and seemed to enjoy it as they muched through it! Not sure I'd make a habit of buying these as they dont seem the most hygenic but they are good for a one off.
I have 3 dogs who are still very puppy like, and they all hugely enjoy chewing pretty much anything. The minute they took a liking to letting themselves into my wardrobe and chewing up expensive shoes, i knew it was time to find a chew product that would keep them entertained for a considerable amount of time, rather than the 10 minutes it takes them to demolish a thin rawhide twist. I set off full of hope on my journey - how hard can it be to find a chew that will get your moneys worth aswell as keeping the dogs occupied? I decided to try Poundland first, and although they do have great rawhide and chew products, they're way too flimsy for my 3 and have normally been gulped down in the space of a few minutes. Next, Pets At Home. I rarely use this store, as i find some of there stuff is slightly overpriced and not that great, but to be honest they had plenty of variety of dog chews, including rubber type bones, kongs, chew toys/ropes and ofcourse rawhide. They had little rawhide shoes, thick rawhide bones, thin rawhide twists and the rawhide pressed ring. The fact the rings were so unusual (most rawhide is shaped in bones or twig-like sticks), drew me towards them. They seemed good quality, and most importantly very strong! They also have a range of sizes; small, medium & large. For anyone who's not sure what rawhide actually is, it's usually cow skin, and is rarely deer skin. It's prepared by removing fur, skin, meat and fat, then stretched over a frame and dried out. This causes the skin to harden and become translucent. Rawhide is a very healthy chew for dogs as it's 100% natural and keeps there teeth and gums healthy. As my dogs are big chewers, i bought 3 large rings, and at £2 each, it came to almost £6, but to be honest in my opinion, they were worth the £2 each, the quality's great. I'd estimate the ring is around the 6 inch mark, and is nice and thick. It's very, very solid, so i would definetly not give this to a young puppy; it could easily snap the puppies teeth if chewed with enough force. I'd say dogs over the 6 month mark would be fine with it, but it's up to the owner. My dogs throughly enjoyed there chews and at first saw them as toys! They'd spend half an hour or so throwing them around and the chew acted somewhat like a frisbee! Ofcourse they're not silly and soon tucked in to one each. The chews started becoming sticky and tatty after 2 days of been chewed on, anyone who has a dog will know that rawhide becomes pretty much like damp toilet paper once it's been chewed and not consumed, and by the 4th day i threw the chews away as they were half eaten and had mud stuck to them as the dogs enjoyed taking them outside for a nibble. Although it doesn't sound great, i was chuffed that they lasted for so long. The dogs loved them and the fact the chew can act as a toy was a bonus! Highly reccomended to keep your dog occupied. Each rawhide ring contains on average: Moisture 8%, Protein 77%, Oils and Fats 0.2%, Fibre 0.1%, Ash 0.7%.
Our German Shepherd loves to chew on the rawhide bones. He will chew and chew on them for hours until there is practically nothing left or all that is left is a little soggy white piece which isn't the nicest thing in the world to pick up! Pets At Home (and other pet shops) stock rawhide in a variety of different shapes and sizes - they can come in the shape of a bone, ball, frisbee, sticks or rings. The ring variation of the rawhide chew toy is the one I am going to be reviewing though I am pretty sure Ben has had them all at some point. The rawhide ring cost £1.99 which is okay in price. Some places sell them a little cheaper than that but seeing as Pets At Home was where I was at the time I wasn't overly fussed about spending an extra 30p or so - it would have cost more than that in petrol to go elsewhere to get it cheaper. The ring comes in 3 different sizes in Pets At Home and that is small, medium and large and these all depend on the size of the dog you have. If you have a larger breed of dog it is best to always go for the biggest size possible as a rawhide chew which is too small can pose a choking risk. Alternatively if you purchase a rawhide chew which is too big for a smaller breed then they will have trouble trying to chew it. A simple thing like a chew toy does take a little bit of thinking when it comes down to purchasing! The rawhide ring from Pets At Home is exactly as the title describes. It is a circular edible chew, made from rawhide and is a brown sort of colour. The rawhide chew is great for dogs in that it helps to prevent build up of tartar on the teeth and strengthens your dog's gums. They are the perfect all round performing product you could buy for a dog - not only does a dog get great pleasure out of chewing and eating the rawhide but it is also improving the dental health of your dog. A win all round in my opinion! The rawhide chew ring is fully edible so there are no worries about your dog chewing this product and managing to eat something which could be damaging to your dog. The ring itself is a nice size, about the size of a breakfast cereal bowl. As always, when I gave the rawhide ring to Ben I was greeted with much tail wagging and off he went to his favourite spot in the living room and proceeded to chew it. I noticed that he could hold the ring between his paws much easier than some other rawhide chews he has had before. He tends to stick on paw through the whole ring and holds it in place whilst he is chewing. It looks alot more comfortable and I noticed he didn't lose control of the chew as much as does with the frisbee style ones. He sat with the ring rawhide chew for 2 hours straight, happily chewing and eating it. After a dog has been chewing on the rawhide for a while, the rawhide will turn white in colour and turn soggy. It is when in this state that it is easiest for your dog to break bits off and eat them. It looks and feels disgusting, I won't lie! And I do try to avoid touching it when it is in this state, much preferring Ben to finish it off. When it does get to this state though, it also become sticky and picks up bits from the carpets etc as well as looking dirty if it is left for a while. I usually give rawhide chews a week and if Ben hasn't finished it off (which is very rare) I throw it away and get him a new one as they just look awful when they have become grubby. I highly recommend a rawhide chew toy for your dog, especially the ring one because it is the easiest for a dog to hold on to. I should add to this review that rawhide chews are not suitable for puppies as it has been found that it can block their digestive systems as they are not old enough to break it down properly.
My dog LOVES the Rawhide rings! At Pets at Home there are various Rawhide chews available in different shapes and sizes. There are bones, frisbies, balls, rings and more. But the large ring is my dogs favourite. The chew is 100% rawhide and can be fed as a treat or reward at any time. The treats come in various sizes and it is important to choose the right size for your dog - Too large and your dog may not be able to chew it, too small and it could pose a choking risk. The price is reasonably cheap priced at £1.99 although there are other smaller pet shops which sell it cheaper around where I live so I only tend to buy this item from Pets at Home on my monthly visit. The item; .... I have a small to medium sized dog and the ring lasts him around a week, sometimes even longer. What is good about this chew is that it doesn't leave a mess on the rugs or carpet, and it is great for your dogs teeth! The rawhide chew helps to prevent build up of tartar on the teeth and strengthens gums; improving the overall health of your dogs dental! The ring being the shape it is, makes it easier for dogs to grap between their paws and really get their teeth into, keeping them busy for hours! The chew is fully Rawhide and contains; ... Moisture 8%, Protein 77%, Oils and Fats 0.2%, Fibre 0.1%, Ash 0.7%. The rawhide chew is fully edible and its very rare that my dog ever leaves any! However sometimes when the chew has been played with for a long time and left, it doesn't look very pleasant and I do tend to throw it away if that happens - As with many edible dog chews! When the dog chews an area for a while, the material becomes white and soft enabling them to break off bits to eat. When used on a rug or carpet ive found the chew does get fluff and dirt stuck to the damp areas although my dog doesn't seem to mind the slightest.... hes eaten worse things! I will continue to buy my dog Rawhide treats and would recommend them to anybody for their pet as they help a lot with the overall dental health of the dogs teeth whilst providing hours of entertainment!
Rawhide is not recommended for puppies as it can block their systems, however if you have a dog like mine, where he wants to eat or chew on everything, you may resort to rawhide products sooner rather than later. He doesn't associate these chews as food, he merely chews the life out of them. Don't get me wrong he does occasionally eat the odd bit, but we do try and supervise him while he has one of these. The rawhide pressed ring has been far more successful than the rawhide twists with our puppy, I think this is mainly due to the size, whereas the twists are relatively small and probably better for smaller dogs in general, the pressed ring has a lot more rawhide on it, it is rather large and the dog can really get his mouth round it. The dog does prefer to chew on this rather than the furniture and other things he isn't supposed to, and chewing on this he can really get his back teeth round it and play with it too. He often chucks it around which also helps to keep him occupied. I give him the ring for an hour, maybe two (not in one go) a day, this stops him from going mad on everything else and keeps him focused, which in turn burns some of his energy. The ring itself is the size of a cereal bowl, and has a hole in the middle, making it easy for any dog to get their mouth round it. The ring is actually pieces if rawhide pressed together (hence the name) and it seems layered. This is good as it means the ring is actually quite thick and will last for ages but, if like my dog, yours like to chew, he will find an edge of the rawhide and make that his living mission to eat. Instead of just chewing the ring in general, he now knows where the edge is and goes for it every time, this can be a bit annoying as he tends to chew this area until it comes away then he tries eating it, which I obviously don't want. I think my ring will end up looking more like a horse shoe when he's finished with it, but it keeps him quiet so I can't complain too much. Just don't want it to do him any damage. The pressed ring costs £1.99 at Pets At Home, which works out better than the twists if you ask me. Like I said this will last ages and as long as your dog is focused on an edge or layer it will last longer and not come apart. The only negative is that whilst this keeps your puppy quiet, you don't want it blocking up its system. I think this is a good product but I would advise those with puppies under 3 months not to use them as their stomachs are sensitive and I would say supervise your puppy.