The biggest problem with rawhides is that they are a choking hazard. If your dog bites off a large piece and it gets stuck, he could choke. Even if he doesn't choke on it, the rawhide could get stuck in his intestines and then he needs surgery.
Rawhides are not a dog safe toy - pitch 'em. It's not worth the risk to your beloved dog. Give him a nice nylabone. You can scuff it up and smear a little peanut butter or some other yummy stuff on it to help get him started. If he seems bored, or really wants to chew, you can make him work for his food with a kong or some other feeding toy.
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