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I've heard a lot of varying things...so I thought I would turn to the people I trust and seek your insight!
A few weeks ago we were at a BBQ at a friends house with Mowgli, a yellow lab (but fully grown PUPPY) and a miniature pinscher. The dogs were in love with each other, and it was fun to watch them play...and hilarious since they are all such varying heights, sizes, etc. (believe it or not, Mowgli and the lab were the most scared of the maybe 10 pound min pin - who had a mean attitude! Very territorial and growley). Eventually, we all needed a break from their running and "spazzing". So, Jeremy handed out rawhides - little ones (even tho Toby the min pin was not too keen on sharing them) about the size of pencils - to all the doggies. They were obsesssed with them. It kept them occupied for a good 1.5 hours.
I picked some up and gave one to Mogwli the other night. It was the same thing. He was so involved in the rawhide I had so much time to get things done without him barking or hanging off my pant leg. If I walked by him he would guard that thing with his life as though I was going to rip it from his little puppy grip! I've never seen him do that with anything else... (well, maybe his dad's sunglasses =) But I have since heard that they can cause obstructions and someone mentioned to me they could possibly cause them to choke (which, I suppose is a risk of any toy..). Is it safe to let him have these every once in awhile? I'm not willing to risk him getting a serious medical condition so that I can have peace when I'm cleaning. But, I'm curious as to what you all might know about them?