How are rawhide chews made?


How are rawhide chews made?

Rawhide dog chews are dried hypodermic interstitial tissue (second layer of the skin) from cattle raised for meat production. This hypodermic interstitial tissue is quite tough yet flexible, due to collagen fibers that link.

During processing the animal’s skin is split into inner and outer layers. The tougher outer layer is used for leather shoes, garments, and upholstery, while the softer inner layer is cut and formed into different shapes for dog chews.

It is important to note that rawhide bones and chews made in China are the absolute suitable for your dog. Choosing Able Pet brand you give your pet a rawhide chew of premium beefhide from healthy cattle produced under the strictest quality standards.  In less developed countries a lack of modern roads and refrigeration trucks often requires the use of preservatives to get skins from outer-lying areas to processing plants. Now in China, especially our factory,  fresh beef-hides are refrigerated during shipping to prevent degradation, spoilage, fouling and the need for chemical additives.


The first step in making rawhide chews is transportation of animal’s hide to processing plants where it is split, washed with degreasers and detergents, and cleaned. The completely clean rawhide is then sterilized in hydrogen peroxide at the required temperature for the required amount of time. This also has a desired side effect of making the rawhide the yellow-white color you are familiar with.

The wet hides are wrung to remove excess water and slapped on to special cutting tables. With the help of electric knives, rectangular pieces of varying sizes and special shapes are cut from certain portions of the hide. These shapes are forwarded to the tying department where the shapes are rolled and folded to create the various forms (bones, rolls, twists, sticks etc.).

The final shapes are placed on trays and are carried on carts to drying rooms that are temperature controlled to assure drying but not melting. The product is then inspected again and either packaged for sale, or colored in the FDA approved colorings and flavorings, re-dried, and then packaged for sale.

So do you know how rawhide chews are made? More questions, feel free to contact us to get more.

The Difference of Able Pet Treats


Look for quality rawhide for your special pup

Our R&D depart goes to great lengths to ensure that our rawhide chews are the absolute best. Made from premium beef hide, produced in China, our rawhide is manufactured in our factory we trust to adhere strictly to our approved manufacturing processes, and consistently live up to our high quality standards.

You can see Able Pet Rawhide difference

Our Premium Rawhide is better three ways:

  • Safe– Able Pet has an in-house testing laboratory and frequently performs tests on all of our products to maintain a high level of quality in both materials and workmanship. 
  • Recyclable – All of our product packaging is recyclable and non-pollutant, so please recycle when you can.Wherever possible we strive to reuse, recycle and reduce our impact on the environment.
  • Heavier and thicker– Our bones are heavier than the same-sized bones you can buy elsewhere. Because our bones are made from thicker hides and wrapped tighter, they last longer, provide the greatest chewing satisfaction, and are a better value. 









Wide Selections
We offer a large selection of quality rawhide chews. These include flavored varieties, dental treats. Some of the most popular include:

Chewing rawhide is safe, but it is always a good idea to supervise your pet. When your dog has chewed on a piece of rawhide to the point of it becoming soft, take the chew away and substitute another. It really does pays to satisfy your pup’s chewing instincts with a real, premium rawhide bone or chew. Whichever type of rawhide you offer your pet, he will find chewing it just plain.






Choose the safe rawhide chewing for dogs


Choose the safe rawhide chewing

“Dogs love to chew, and rawhide is one of the most popular chewing materials. Sold as chips and flips, knotted and pressed bones, flavored and plain, rawhide is an exciting treat. But is it safe?”

Research has shown that chewing rawhide helps clean teeth and can reduce the development of dental disease, and rawhide treats are much less likely than bones or hooves to damage a dog’s teeth. And chewing rawhide is fun for most dogs. There are, however, a few risks to keep in mind.

Rawhide consists mostly of protein and fiber, so it is not a high-calorie treat. However, rawhide does have some calories and can contribute to obesity if fed in large amounts.

Concerns about dangerous chemicals in rawhide treats do not appear to be justified. However, as with any food product, there is a possibility of bacterial contamination, and rawhide products are sometimes recalled for this reason. People who handle rawhide should wash their hands afterward, and rawhides should be discarded after a few days or if they are wet or soiled.

Rarely, rawhides can cause obstructions in the throat or stomach of dogs that swallow large pieces. Dogs that tend to do this should be given rawhides too large to swallow, and the treats should be taken away when the dog has torn off chunks or softened the treat enough that it could be swallowed.

Chewing rawhide can be good for a dog’s behavioral and oral health. With a few precautions, it can be a safe and fun canine activity.