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Old 06-04-2012, 06:47 PM
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While in Petco to get their new food (the Whole Earth Farms which I posted about in another thread, long story short the 4Health had too much fiber in it for Ember, I believe) I saw Merrick Cow Hooves and thought if it was safe.

I felt of them and they were rock-hard however my beagle actually chews rocks (But doesn't eat them thankfully. Hard to keep a dog away from rocks when they're an outdoor dog LOL) sometimes but I was afraid it would break little Ember's teeth so I didn't get one with a bit of my allowance until I knew if it was safe for her to chew.

What I really liked about them was they were 80% protein, and protein is good for dogs since dogs are carnivorous animals.

Does anyone know if it's safe?
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I wouldn't give them to my dogs. Most people say that if your dog isn't a "power chewer" they are okay, but I still wouldn't want to risk it with mine. Hooves can crack their teeth.
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I always give them to my dogs. They really love them.
But I do throw them away when they ate them for about half of it. Bigger dogs do swallow the last piece hole, this can be dangerous.
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We give our dogs hooves from time to time. They get really soggy when the dogs chew and lick at them... so the saliva turns it mushy and thats all my dogs are ever able to chew off of them. It's gross though; they do stink... but I can only smell them if I'm about 3 feet away. They are definitely a "high value" treat around here; as they all run around trying to get each other's until realizing they're all the same. Then, I light incense lol.
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Aren't for sale in an open bin & unwrapped (don't have any wrapping on them)? I would never give my dog anything that wasn't wrapped & these could break their teeth.
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My girls have some but cant chew much on em, they prefer bully sticks! That is there fav chew!
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DO NOT GIVE COW HOOVES TO UR DOG!!!

Baby-love found an old one under the couch in my basement which I wasn't aware of as it was hidden in her bed under a pile of blankets and I just had to pay $400 almost to have her fractured tooth removed she was in a lot of pain!!!! Dave yourself the $ and ur dogs teeth
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I stepped on one years ago and got a nasty cut on my foot, plus they stink. My dogs like bully sticks and trachea rings.
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