What is the difference between No-Hide and Rawhide?

Both rawhide and No-Hide chews are long-lasting chews that provide dogs with psychological satisfaction. But rawhide is made from poorly digestible hides culled from cows. Those hides are treated with many strong chemicals in order to reach the stage where they can be shaped and formed into the chews you see in stores. In contrast, No-Hide chews are made with food ingredients that are nutritious, highly digestible and completely healthy for your dog.

How are No-Hide chews made?
No-Hides are made in a Lancaster County, PA. Our protein flavors (beef, chicken, salmon or pork) are all sourced in the US from humanely-raised animals. The salmon is wild-caught from the Atlantic Ocean. No-Hides are made using a proprietary manufacturing process (ingredient addition and mixing), the resulting mixture is hand-rolled into its shape, hand-coated with an animal protein (chicken, beef, pork or salmon) and individually air-dried to form the long lasting, tasty chew.
What is the coating on No-Hide’s?
The “coating” is a slurry of chicken, beef, pork or fish that is basted on to No-Hide for extra flavor for your dog. The slurry always matches the protein of the No-Hide.

What is the kcals (calories) in No-Hides?

4″,7″,11″ and Stix No-Hides are packaged by weight. And because they are hand-made and each individual piece varies slightly, it’s hard to provide an exact calorie count by individual piece. However, we know that many pet parents want to know the calorie count of what they are feeding. In the table below, we’ve prepared the approximate calorie count per individual No-Hides.

4″ No-Hide 7″ No-Hide 11″ No-Hide
Beef 150 263 413
Chicken 152 266 418
Salmon 151 264 414
Pork 158 275 435
What is the sourcing of the Beef, Chicken, Salmon and Pork in The No-Hides?
The beef, chicken and pork used in No-Hides are all sourced in the US from animals that are humanely-raised. The salmon used is 100% wild caught, usually from the North Atlantic seas. We never use factory-farmed animals or fish.
Where are No-Hides made?
No-Hides are made in the rolling farmlands of Lancaster County, PA in a small food processing facility by dedicated workers who carefully blend, bake and pack them with a personal touch.
Are No-Hides patented?
A provisional patent has been filed with the US Patent Office which describes the process of making No-Hide and the safety of No Hide as compared to rawhide chews.
How did you test the Digestibility of No-Hides?
No-Hides were tested by a 3rd party facility that is associated with the Oklahoma State Veterinary School. Both rawhide and No-Hide were tested in an In-Vitro study using scientific equivalents of stomach and intestinal juices. The results showed that No-Hides digest in the animal’s system on average at a rate of 80% digestible compared to an average of 18% for rawhide.  (see full report)
What are the ingredients in Chicken, Beef, Salmon & Pork No-Hides?
Beef: Beef, Beef Gelatin, Brown Rice Flour, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Banana, Bromelain (Pineapple), Chicken: Chicken, Chicken Gelatin, Brown Rice Flour, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Banana, Bromelain (Pineapple).

Chicken: Chicken, Chicken Gelatin, Brown Rice Flour, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Banana, Bromelain (Pineapple).

Salmon: Salmon, Vegetable Gelatin, Brown Rice Flour, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Banana, Bromelain (Pineapple).

Pork: Pork, Pork Gelatin, Brown Rice Flour, Organic Eggs, Olive Oil, Banana, Bromelain (Pineapple).

Is there Sodium or Sugar in our No-Hide Chews?
We do not add any sodium (salt) or sugar to our No Hide Chews.
What is the Carbohydrate Content of No Hide
Beef 7%
Chicken 5%
Salmon 11%
Pork 2%
How much fat is in the No-Hides?
Beef No Hide 3%
Chicken No Hide 2%
Salmon No Hide 5%
Pork No Hide 6%
Can I give my puppy No-Hides?
Yes – No Hide Chews are a good choice for teething puppies. We recommend that all dogs and puppies be supervised when they are enjoying a chew of any kind.  Additionally, all dogs and puppies should be given a No-Hide that is appropriately sized for their body size (See the section – What size No-Hide is appropriate for my dog?).
How many No-Hides can I give my dog per day?
No-Hides are made with concentrated nutrients and do exercise the jaws. We recommend the maximum to be two No-Hides per day.
What size No-Hide is appropriate for my dog?
Approximate weight/size chart:
TEACUP/SMALL DOGS/CATS up to 15lbs. No-Hide™ STIX
MEDIUM DOGS – 15-45lbs. No-Hide Bone – 4″
LARGE DOGS – 45-75lbs. No-Hide Bone – 7″
GIANT DOGS – 75+lbs. No-Hide Bone – 11″

When it comes to buying chews for your dog, we encourage you to choose chews that are LARGER than the dog’s mouth. By using a much larger chew, your dog has to work at it, gnawing it down slowly because they can’t just fit large sections into their mouth at one time. This prevents gulping and breaking off large pieces.

How long will a No-Hide Chew last?
Depending on the No-Hide Selected (11 inch, 7 inch, 4 inch or Stix), the size of the dog and the dogs chewing habits, the average time is about 45 minutes to 1 hour (except for the Stix which is 15 minutes). Again, this depends on the strength of the jaw and the chewing habits of the dog.
Do No-Hides stain carpets?
The coating of the No-Hides, when moistened, could come off and soil light-colored carpets. You may want to limit chewing to tile or wood floors, or give No-Hides to your dog when it is in its crate (which helps your dog build a very positive association with being in a crate). You can also easily teach your dog to lay on a mat or towel when it is chewing a No-Hide. The mat or towel can then easily be washed if necessary.
How do I store No-Hides?
Store in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to feed to your dog. No-Hides that have been chewed upon and moistened should also be stored in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to feed the rest to your dog.
Can Cats have No-Hides?
Yes, we suggest giving the No-Hide Stix to Cats.
Can I leave my Dog with No-Hides unattended? Do they need to be given under supervision?
Here are some important facts and information on providing the safest environment for your beloved best friends to enjoy their chews of any kind and No-Hides.

Keep an eye out for the odd dog who decides to “unroll” the No-Hide. If your dog does unroll it, and just rips small pieces off to consume, there shouldn’t be a problem. If the dog is trying to swallow large, flat sections of No-Hide, be sure your dog is not gulping those pieces.

Be aware that dogs don’t actually have the physical capability to “chew” (as we humans think of it – i.e., flat molars that move back and forth and grind food down into smaller pieces). Dogs, because they don’t have flat teeth and don’t have jaws that work from side to side, simply gnaw (scrape the sides of larger items wearing that item down gradually) or, move food to their back, sharp teeth (not flat like ours), mash the piece once or twice, and then suck it down. So again, when choosing the best-sized chew, larger than their mouth is more appropriate and thus safer for the dog.

Remember that anything that goes in a dog’s mouth can become a choking hazard. That’s why it is incredibly important to supervise your dog’s every time you are giving treats or chews of any kind – be it No-Hide, real bones, bully sticks, pig’s ears, Greenies, even cookies. If you are not able to supervise, then we encourage you to wait and give them their chew when you can be present! Dogs who are known “gulpers” or aggressive chewers should be closely watched when they get a chew and if they don’t improve their “chew IQ”, they may need to forego chews.

I think my dog swallowed a No-Hide whole in one gulp. What should I do?

Anytime a dog swallows something whole, the primary concern is making sure that the object isn’t lodged in your dog’s throat. Here are some things to watch for to help you evaluate the situation:

  1. Is your dog breathing normally, generally alert, moving around normally and relaxed?

Or:

  1. Is your dog gasping or choking, standing stiff with his neck stretched forward, or swallowing excessively and with distress?

If your dog seems relaxed and normal, then it’s unlikely that the object is lodged in his throat. In that case, your concern is digestion. Because No-Hide is made with all human food ingredients, it is likely to begin to easily digest once it enters the stomach. Keep an eye out for anything unusual, but we don’t expect that you’ll have a problem.

If your dog is choking or gasping or in some kind of distress: if you feel that you can SAFELY put your hand in your dog’s mouth, then try to see if you can feel for the object and try to remove it. If you’re not able to get the object out, or if you are unsure about having your hand in your dog’s mouth, then it is important that you take your dog to the veterinarian IMMEDIATELY.

Chews provide dogs with dental benefits and significant psychological satisfaction. You know your dog better than anyone, so only you can decide if the benefits of chews outweigh the risks that may exist. Thank you all for trusting in us. And, happy chewing!