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My friend has a large store of antlers. What do we need to do to them to make them safe for the dogs to chew on? Do they need to be boiled, washed? Or can we just cut them and hand them to the dogs?

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Just a wash to get the dirt off...although the dogs probably don't mind the dirt..but I do

I got a tip from Sunflowers on the board & started soaking mine in water for an hour or so...it just makes them a little softer.

Lucky you to have a friend that has them!
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Thanks. She has an enormous amount if them. She had no idea they could be dog chews. Her husband has been hoarding them for some unknown reason.


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Well, if we get them cut down and clean, she will be selling them for a lot less than stores.


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Well, if we get them cut down and clean, she will be selling them for a lot less than stores.


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Let me know when I can place an order. I live in Southern California so nothing with antlers is anywhere near here.


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I love antlers but couldn't afford the crazy prices in the stores I have four dogs and at up to $25.00 each it was out of the question.I didn't realize my hubby had a stack of them at home in the quonset. I just cut off the tips so they don't poke each other in the eyes, I cut them up properly for my friends tho
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I was telling my Father how expensive the antlers are and he said he sees them all the time when he goes up to the ranch. He is going to bring some home for me. I'm very excited!
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Well, I will let you know when we get them cut down and cost and stuff. I am very excited myself. They are soooooo expensive here as well.


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Deer Antlers

I would also be interested in buying some for our 5 shepherd. If you wouldnt mind opening up a side business lol, I'd be interested in purchasing some and having ship to here to the desert.

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