The rawhide good/rawhide bad is one of those things like religion, there are believers on both sides and some of them get crazy about it. I have asked several (3) vets about it, with a total experience of nearly 80 years, and none of them had any problems with it. None had ever seen any complications from it (suffocation or intestinal blockages), ever. I asked them because I had a dog that went through a huge amount of it daily, and I heard the stories about "dogs that died from ...while eating rawhide". One of them made the comment, "I have taken about a dozen socks out over the years, that were causing blockages, but no rawhide, ever". My dog lived for over 14 and a half years and as a result of prostate cancer that spread, rawhide never bothered him a bit. He was one of those "super chewers" that sawed through anything he wanted at an amazing speed. He had a huge head and throat and used to swallow 1/4" thick, cigarette package sized hunks after sawing them off a bigger piece. He loved the beef basted rawhide, and his teeth were still white and looked great the day he died. We never had to touch his teeth at all. One of my present dogs likes it, one doesn't. The one that does has it available to her at all times, and she probably has 3-4 pieces of the "chew-eez" a day. Her teeth are nearly spotless, my other dog will be getting his cleaned next year as he has a moderate amount of plaque. I guess I'm a Rawhide - Yes! Member.