Rawhides are not so "RAW" as it sounds
- Rawhides are soaked in chemicals (ash-lye) to strip hair and fat.
- Soaked in bleach (hydrogen peroxide) to "clean" and bring out the white colour.
- Painted with colour and artificial flavour to make it look "natural" (brown) and appetizing.
Better alternatives to rawhides are fresh raw bones, dehydrated necks, dehydrated feet or yak cheese.