02-14-2013, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NC Mountains
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Gums bleeding with Rawhide?
Now, Guinness does not get rawhides regularly. She's only had two since I've owned her. The first time we got her one they were having a good sale on them and Guinness picked one up in the pet store and carried it with he to the register so naturally we bought it for her. When she got home she only chewed on it for about 25 minutes and I walked over to her and noticed that the white rawhide was now red. I took it from her and saw her gums were bleeding from one side, her dominant chewing side. We took it away.
Second time, she was given a Chewynola? It's rawhide with seed on it or something. She liked it but once again it caused her to bleed again. We were at the vet only a short while and the vet said Guinness had great teeth and no problems with her gums or anything.
It's weird because even with the raw bones she doesn't bleed or with her rubber toys, it's just the rawhide.
Has it happened to anyone else? Is it common or normal?