SmartBones chews have all benefits of a rawhide chew...without the rawhide! No-rawhide SmartBones chews are made with real chicken, pork, beef, bacon & cheese or sweet potato and wholesome vegetables for a scrumptious tastes dogs can't resist. Chewing is an essential, healthy and enjoyable activity for dogs. Dog chews help keep teeth clean, jaws strong and are mentally stimulating to help prevent boredom and destructive behavior. As a pet parent, you should ensure that you satisfy your dog's natural chewing instinct in a safe and satisfying way. Many veterinarians are concerned with the potential health risks associated with dogs consuming rawhide. These health risks include, stomach & intestinal blockage and potential ingestion of toxic chemicals used to process rawhide chews. In addition, there are serious negative environmental issues generated by the use of chemicals in processing rawhide products.