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01-14-2014 06:38 PM
Xena9012 I've never given my puppy antlers but a healthy alternative is veggie/pig ears. She absolutely loves them. I waited until she was 4 months to give pig ears though because they are a bit tough.
01-14-2014 05:13 PM
stmcfred I got Lola one when she was about 10 weeks old. Just a small one. She chewed on it a couple times but that's it. She doesn't care for it.
01-14-2014 04:54 PM
halo2013
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I would agree with that statement. He will chew a nylabone but you can just tell it's not doing it for him. He will play with that antler for an hour. Maybe not chewing on it but play with it.
My pups in the past were the same way. Nylabones didn't interest them. I bought the smallest antler and would only give it to her for specific periods of time. Until her teeth got stronger.

In went to petvalu and bought one of them tough stuff soft toys. I'd substitute the antler for that once her time was up. Shes got a full mouth of pearly whites.

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01-14-2014 04:36 PM
DaniFani This is what my vet sent when asked about the antlers and knuckle bones for pups. Basically said to wait until adult teeth were in, I don't want anything to affect those adults when they come in! I want him to have that full mouth of good teeth for biting and grip. :-D

"Anything hard (bony) may damage his deciduous teeth (baby teeth) or may affect the permanents as they come up. How about puppy nylabones? The puppies usually like them, they are safe if they eat them and no damage to teeth."
01-14-2014 04:35 PM
Sp00ks
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Yea I've had pups in the past that did well with them. I've also had pups that's didn't do well at all
I would agree with that statement. He will chew a nylabone but you can just tell it's not doing it for him. He will play with that antler for an hour. Maybe not chewing on it but play with it.
01-14-2014 03:53 PM
halo2013
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My 9 week pup has about a 6" elk antler and he loves that thing. We watched him closely at first. He carries that thing around with him. He is working his butt off trying to get to the marrow. Keeps him busy.
Yea I've had pups in the past that did well with them. I've also had pups that's didn't do well at all

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01-14-2014 03:01 PM
Sp00ks My 9 week pup has about a 6" elk antler and he loves that thing. We watched him closely at first. He carries that thing around with him. He is working his butt off trying to get to the marrow. Keeps him busy.
01-14-2014 03:00 PM
halo2013
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I would go first with a split deer antler since it's smaller and the marrow is exposed so it'll be easier. See how he does with that, JMO He may or may not be ready for a full antler yet
I agree

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01-14-2014 02:57 PM
Shade I would go first with a split deer antler since it's smaller and the marrow is exposed so it'll be easier. See how he does with that, JMO He may or may not be ready for a full antler yet
01-14-2014 02:52 PM
halo2013 His teeth may be a little soft yet for antlers. I'd say if your going to let him chew an antler buy the one of the smaller sizes. And supervise him for awhile.just to make sure he is okay with it. All dog.are different I've had dogs that gotten antlers that young. Some had problems. Some were fine.

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