Rawhide is most commonly made from animal skin, usually the cow skin. After the skin is split into the inner and outer hide, the inner skin is cut or crushed in dog chews while the outer is used for making garments such as shoes.
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Rawhide is usually made out of the skin of animals with the main animal being a cow. The skin is split into outer and inner layers. The outer layer is tough and used for shoes and upholstery and the inner layers is soft and used for dog chews.