I've heard from several people that those raw hide chew sticks can be potentially bad for your little girl/guy. When chewed on, the get real sticky, and little bits break off and your pet swallows that, sometimes not making it all the way down his/her throat. If they don't choke then, then it keeps happening and building up until it finally does. I've been giving beat box (that's our five yr. old chi) stick for a couple years, and never had a problem, but I stick to only the natural ones. I've heard bad things about the colored ones or the greenies. My friends sister had to take her little dog to the vet emergency room twice, b/c she had stick gew lodged in her throat. Both times they had to cut it out. Can anyone shed some light on this would-be myth? Thanks ya'll! Beat Box and Face appreciate it I'm sure!