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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-13-2018, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Elk, moose, deer antlers

Wasn't sure where to post this thread, lol. I know you are not suppose to let your dog chew on weight bearing bones of large mammals due to possibly cracking their teeth. He is fed a prey model diet so he gets lots of meaty bones to eat. I have been considering getting my boy (just shy of 2 yrs old) some kind of antlers to chew on. I have found someone that sells a variety of antlers, some still have the velvet on them, which I have read is exceptionally good for your dog. These are antlers that have been found in the natural habitat of the animal and have not been processed in any way other than to be cut into pieces. Has anyone had issues with giving their pups antlers with the velvet still on them? And do you have a preference as to elk, moose, or deer?
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Seger won't bother with them. Jax would break her teeth. My newest thing for Seger is lamb horn. Smells horrid but he loves them. They are softer so won't break teeth, 100% digestible and last for days.




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Where do you get yours? I don't think I have seen those around anywhere and would prefer those than the deer ones I have for the dogs.

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Where do you get yours? I don't think I have seen those around anywhere and would prefer those than the deer ones I have for the dogs.
Are you asking me?




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I found them several places, Amazon and Only natural pet. Yikes, pteyyt pricey for no longer than they seem to last $14+ for the large. My Dutch Shepherd is a super aggressive chewer and after my first GSD broke a molar on a honor I have been leery of trying antlers. I get cow ears from Foster and Smith that last her 10 minutes or less. Also following for ideas.

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elk, moose and deer have different hardness levels. I don't remember which one is the softest but that is what I have got in the past, but it's been a long time.

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I will follow this thread. Maxís teeth is worn down a lot already I stick with giving his soft flexible ball. In substitute for a bone. I have to watch him with it because of the ball rolls under the couch he will destroy the lining of the couch with his attempts to move it. I like the Himalayan bone but they can be expensive.
I get the whimsies but they do not keep them busy for long but Luna really likes these and she also likes the bones with that crappy cheese in the middle it keeps her busy. I will not feed the smoked bones. Deer antlers are pretty hard is not s fan of those either. I saw bones that were dehydrated I donít know to much about those or what dangers are of a dehydrated bone.


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Lamb Horn!
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I just put it up at the end of the night and give it back when I want him to chill.




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Lamb Horn!
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I just put it up at the end of the night and give it back when I want him to chill.
Thank you!!!! Iím getting this right now!!! They have been so patient and deserve a real good treat.
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Thank you!!!! Iím getting this right now!!! They have been so patient and deserve a real good treat.
I think Seger has the large. they were a gift so not sure exactly but I'm guessing.




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