Welcome to a REAL chew (with hair)!
Transparently sourced from 100% pasture-raised, grass-fed cattle, these naturally dried hides are the complete hide. They are NOT stripped, processed with toxic chemicals, or dyed like many industrially made rawhides.
The BIG Difference:
Industrial rawhide, with the use of toxic chemicals, only uses a portion of the hide after the top portion has been removed for tanning. This allows dogs to chew and consume industrial rawhide too quickly, opening the door to blockages and choking concerns.
Our Beef Hide Chips are less durable than the Beef Hide Rolls, but they do require more mental energy to chew due to their odd shape! These long-lasting chews provide a healthy chewing option for even the most aggressive of chewers!
These hides come from cows that spend their entire life pastured. Although each hide is washed before dehydration, seeing elements of grass, dirt, and other natural debris is common. Products with hair also retain some of their natural animal scent (which dogs love), so you can expect a cow hide to smell somewhat like a cow!
Can Dogs Eat Hair?
Yes! Hair is actually very beneficial to the digestive tract (think of it like a pipe cleaner). It also delivers good levels of fiber and manganese! As humans, it throws us off, but your pup is a carnivore; it doesn't slow them down, it actually excites them! A dog's nose doesn't miss much, and having hair left on a chew gives them more smells to work with! Additionally, it feeds their canine drives by allowing them to "de-fluff" and pick at the chew before gnawing it down!
How to Give:
Limit supervised 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 downtime!
Ingredients: 100% Beef Hide
Sourcing: White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA
Sizing update: The 6" Roll and 6x6 Chip have been discontinued to help create more inventory for the larger rolls and chips.
We are proud to work with family farms committed to raising animals free of added hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, and pesticides.
*Price listed per item and hair color can vary based on which cow it comes from.
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.
Fur is a good source of fiber and dogs need fiber in their diet to aid good digestive health.
1) Fur is indigestible, so it basically brushes its way through the digestive tract and helps to clear away food residue which can build up over time.
2) Cleaning the digestive tract aids your dog's body in absorbing most of the nutrients being ingested through the cell wall of the digestive tract. Clean digestive system = more nutrients absorbed.
3) The 'brushing' action of the fur also acts as natural protection against worms by brushing away worms and eggs in the digestive tract.
4) The fur also aids in cleaning teeth as it rubs plaque off the teeth/gums (and even between the teeth).
5) Fiber/fur is great for bulking up poop. To naturally express the anal glands, poo needs to be firm enough to press against the anal glands as it passes through.