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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought my 8 1/2 mo. old puppy an elk antler for the first time yesterday. He is a BIG chewer and loves to really gnaw on things. So much so that he broke three out of the four of his baby canine teeth. So far he LOVES the elk antler and can't seem to get enough of it. He chews on it, plays with it, shoves it in your face to play with it with him, etc...

My concern is that because he is such an aggressive chewer and the antler is so hard, will his teeth suffer? I know that some chewing is good, he just chews really hard! Does anybody use these for your dogs and what have your experiences been?
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My Kain is 10 mos old and has chewed on deer antlers since he was 2 mos old with no problems. He loves them. They are the 'Everlasting Gobstopper' of dog chews . Just make sure all the points have been cut/ground off so that your pup can't injure himself.
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where do you find them? is there an online retailer you order from? I've never come across them in our local places.

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where do you find them? is there an online retailer you order from? I've never come across them in our local places.
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My Kain is 10 mos old and has chewed on deer antlers since he was 2 mos old with no problems. He loves them. They are the 'Everlasting Gobstopper' of dog chews . Just make sure all the points have been cut/ground off so that your pup can't injure himself.

Awesome! Thanks, so far he's doing really well with it, He's really trying to gnaw at that marrow at the inside which is great! He chews stinkin hard!

You can typically get them at any petfood store that carries the higher quality dogfoods. The natural feed stores.
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We use elk antlers, deer antlers and moose antlers. Never had a problem with injury to teeth, they last forever and my dogs love them. We get them fresh from hunting and then save them in freezer to bring out, thaw and let them chew away.
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I'll even 'recharge' them by simmering them in a deep pot of water and beef broth.
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I'll even 'recharge' them by simmering them in a deep pot of water and beef broth.
Oh really? I had never heard of this. Do you do this when the dogs start to loose interest in them?
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Oh really? I had never heard of this. Do you do this when the dogs start to loose interest in them?
Yes. The broth soaks deep into the marrow of the antler. In fact, Kain likes the 'recharged' antlers better than the brand new ones.
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How long do you simmer them for? I would be concerned about that changing the consistency of the antler the way cooking a bone does.


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