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January 25, 2021 3 min read

Top 5 Best Rawhide Alternatives for Dogs 2021

We already talked about the dangers of rawhide, but what can you give your dog as an alternative? Here are our top natural rawhide-free chews and treats!

1. Bully Sticks

Bully Sticks have become all the rage in recent years and for good reason! Dog's love the taste, and the texture is ideal for safe chewing and dental cleaning. It softens as they chew, and can aid in removing bacteria that hide in the back of their mouth and at the gum line.

We offer bully sticks in an array of different lengths, thicknesses, and shapes to suit each individual dogs chewing style. They are suitable for dogs of any size and are a safe chew for seniors and dogs that have fewer teeth than they should.

Bully sticks are also a great options for teething puppies. As they soften, they will massage the gums and help to work baby teeth out.

2. Cow Ears 

Safe Cow Ears For Dogs


Cow Ears are a fun tasty treat that just about any dog will enjoy! Made from the the ear of cows, our cow ears are dried to perfection in our FDA approved facilities and hand inspected before they are packaged and given to your dog. 

Cow ears are high-protein, low-fat treats which are full of benefits. Since ears are mainly made up of cartilage, they are naturally full of chondroitin. This helps improve the health of joint cartilage, and specifically aids dogs with arthritis, or who are hard-wearing on their joints, such as active, working dogs.

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3. Backstrap Beef Tendons

Best Dog Chews Beef Tendons


Beef Backstraps also know as Beef Tendon Chews are a great rawhide alternative for heavy chewers as they are stronger, longer lasting, durable chew. Beef tendon chews are 100% natural dried beef tendons. They are usually taken from the Achilles tendon of a cow. 

Beef Backstraps are long-lasting chews, which can be given to any dog of any size older than 16 weeks. They are particularly helpful in aiding puppies with teething discomforts.

Beef Backstraps are nutritious, low-fat chews for dogs which help improve dental health, as well as mental health, by providing plenty of chewing time. They also contain glucosamine and chondroitin which helps to improve joint health.

Beef tendons are full of connective tissue. This is high in protein and low in fat, and also naturally contains glucosamine and chondroitin. These compounds have been scientifically proven to improve joint cartilage health of osteoarthritic dogs.

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4. Beef Trachea

Beef Trachea Dog Chews


Beef Trachea are a personal favorite of our staff for our dogs because they are natural chews that come in an array of sizes from 3-4 inches to 12 inches!  Beef trachea are made from the windpipe of cows, the cartilage tube that leads from the mouth to the lungs, which is then baked to perfection with out the use of any preservatives or chemicals. Making these an irresistible chew for your dog!  

Beef trachea are relatively high in protein and low in fat compared other chews and rawhide bones. They are naturally high in chondroitin and glucosamine, which have been shown to help treat arthritis in dogs.

Additionally, Beef tracheas work like magic for cleaning a dog’s mouth by scraping away any tartar and plaque from their teeth as they chew. 

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 5. Beef Cheek Dog ChewsBeef Cheek Rawhide Alternative


 Beef Cheek Strips also known as Beef Headskin are a rawhide alternative chew that are made of 100% cow cheek. They're an all natural, long lasting ,easily digestible chew that your dog will certainly love! 

Our Beef Cheek Strips are sourced from free-range, grass-fed cattle raised without added antibiotics, steroids or hormones.

Being untreated and made without preservatives, additives, fillers, or chemicals, makes them much less likely to cause gastrointestinal issues, blockages, or scraping of the stomach lining. Beef Cheek Strips also support healthy teeth and gums and mental health within dogs. They scrape away plaque and tartar, exercise jaw muscles, relieve stress and anxiety while also releasing endorphins.

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