Hog Hide Flats are made from the leftover edges of the hide after we finish making our Hog Hide Rolls. Because of this, the size and shape can vary drastically. If the pieces are smaller on a given batch, you will receive multiple pieces!
Transparently sourced from 100% pasture-raised pork, these dehydrated chews are highly digestible and humanely raised to support regenerative agriculture.
Ingredients: 100% Dehydrated Hog Hide
Sizing: Average around 3x6 or 2x8
Sourcing: one of our incredible Farm Partners
We are proud to work with family farms committed to raising animals free of added hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, and pesticides.
*Price listed per item
Chewing is one of the best mental and physical activities a dog can participate in! Natural hide is very high in collagen, a type of protein which is important for holding bones and skin tissue in place.
Want to save your dog from dental disease, horrible breath, and teeth cleaning bills? Then give your dog a chew for 15 min every day!
Similar to humans, canine dental issues can impact the overall health of your pet! Not only is gnawing and chewing a great mental and physical exercise, but it cleans teeth and strengthens gums! Daily chewing is just like brushing teeth for humans!
Limit chewing to around 15-20 minutes per session. Most dogs feel fully satisfied (endorphins get released in the brain) after short sessions of back-of-the-jaw gnawing. After chewing, store the hide out of sight and give again when you need the pup to have some down time!
Everything we make is connected to family farms. When you purchase from Farm Hounds, you will always know the exact farm we worked with to make that product.
We maintain the connection to the farm through the entire process by placing the farm name on every product.
We choose to source from working farms which means animals may not mature on our timetable. At times, this means we do not have access to the products we want or need. However, we continue to identify small, true working farms that we can partner with to help minimize any shortages.
Although we see most dogs take to the hides right away, sometimes they just don’t know how to get started.
There are a couple things you can do to try and get them going, and once they start, they typically go back to it without any assistance.
Option 1: A Little Something
Put a little coconut oil or peanut butter on an edge. This will get them licking, which should turn into heavy duty chewing!
Option 2: Hide Some Treats
Take some treats (like our beef organ!) and place 1-2 pieces inside the roll. This gives the pup a “target” zone and they will instinctively know where to start working to try and access the treat. Once started, they should just end up enjoying the chewing!
Option 3: Soak An Edge
Soak one side in about 1/4in of water. This will soften up an edge, making it a more appealing chew, and gives the dog an easier starting point.
Option 4: Play
Use the hide as a toy with games like fetch, keep-away, and tug-of-war. The goal is to get their mouth making contact with the hide as much as possible, which will turn into chewing as they get familiar with the hide.
All chewing should be supervised, especially when your dog is trying something for the first time. When giving any type of rawhide, you want to make sure your dog is chewing appropriately. As durable and digestible as our rawhides are, if your pup is strong enough to rip large pieces free and swallow them, we recommend removing the chew for safety reasons.
Keep in a cool/dry place. Our dehydrated products are free of preservatives and pesticides, and although it is very uncommon, bugs and mold (from added moisture) are your two culprits for causing trouble.
For chews and hides, especially after a chewing session, avoid sealing them in plastic or containers that can trap moisture. Allow the chew to air out and store in a cool/dry place.
For longer storage, the freezer can be a great way to keep our products fresh, and away from bugs and pests that might show interest.