The 12 Best Non Rawhide Dog Bones and Treats For Your Best Friend

Posted by Allison Johnson
Dog chewing bone

If your dog is a fan of pig ears, you might be throwing out your current supply of pig ear treats. Recently, some pig ears have been recalled due to a salmonella outbreak. Unfortunately, there's been several cases of people getting sick. Pet owners, if you haven't already, throw out bulk pig ear products until the FDA says otherwise.

If your dog's current chews were all rawhide, here's your chance to make the switch! Dog chews are great for many reasons. They clean your dog's teeth, are tasty, and battle your dog's boredom. Chewing is a fun activity for our dogs. I mean, why else would a dog try to eat a pair of crocs? If you're looking for a healthy alternative for pig ears or rawhide bones, non-rawhide bones is the answer.

What is rawhide?

Rawhide is the inner layer of animal hides.

Is rawhide bad for dogs?

I wouldn't say that rawhide treats are a huge risk for dogs, but considering that there's always a chance they could be contaminated with salmonella, that's enough reason to swap your dog's rawhide chews out for natural chews.

Alternatives to rawhide bones and treats for dogs

1. SmartBones rawhide-free dog chews

Smartbones Chews

Made with real peanut butter, chicken, and vegetables. I'm sure these are the equivalent of the snacks the gang gave Scooby-doo. The reviews are wonderful. One customer gave it 5 stars and and said her dog is addicted to these!

Get them here for $12.59.

2. Earth Animal no-hide chew

Earth animal non-hide

Chemical and additives free! Earth Animal no-hide chicken chews have a five star rating on Amazon.

Get them here for $23.85.

3. Scott Pet pork chomps

Pork Chomps

Scott Pet says they're easy to digest and customers can attest! A few reviews said their dogs used to get sick from rawhide but haven't seen any bad symptoms with these pork chomps.

Get them here for $22.77.

4. Nature Gnaws jumbo bully sticks

Nature Gnaws Jumbo Bully SticksAmazon

These bully sticks are extra thick for aggressive chewers. If you think your dog could chew through a normal-sized chew bone in no time, try these.

Get them here for $27.99.

5. Himalayan yaky cheese chew

Himalayan Yaky Cheese Chew Medium

These are a bit pricey for healthy chews, but several customers were surprised with how long the dog chew lasted!

Get them here for $6.01.

6. LuvChew dog chews

LuvChew Premium Dog Chew Chicken Rolls

These are low in sugar! If you don't know by now, sugar ingredients do trigger vomiting and diarrhea for your dog.

Get them here for $22.99.

7. Emerald Pet dog chews

Emerald Pet - Dog Chews

Rawhide free, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and soy free. Maybe something to try if your dog has a sensitive tummy.

Get it here for $12.85.

8. SmartBones Holistic bones

SmartBones Holistic, Rawhide-Free Dog Chews,

These dog chews contain no gluten, wheat or soy.

Get them here for $9.99.

9. Rena's Recipe twiggy sticks

Rena's Recipe Twiggly Chicken Sticks

Does your dog have sensitive teeth? Rawhide free chicken sticks are soft and easy to chew.

Get them here for $19.99.

10. Baxter Boy Chicken Lolly


Baxter Boy Chicken Lolly Premium Natural Dog TreatsAmazon

These chicken treats are low in fat and high in protein.

Get them here for $9.95.

11. SmartBones stuffed twistz dog chew

SmartBones Stuffed Twistz Dog Chew

One customer said, "According to my pups these are the best treats they have ever chewed." I'm sold.

Get them here for $14.46.

12. DreamBone Beef Flavored Dog Chew

DreamBone Beef Flavored Dog Chew Rawhide-Free Bones

4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon is impressive. If your dog loves beef flavored dog food or bones, they will love these.

Get them here for $4.85.

In this day and age where people are becoming extremely conscious of what they are putting into their bodies, it's not ridiculous to want to do the same for our pets. Let's give them the best.

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