Wapiti Labs Whole Elk Antlers Dog Chews
Not What I Had Come To Expect From Wapiti
This was my first order of Wapiti antlers from Chewy.com. Previously I had made all of my purchases through my local vet but, with prices being lower here I thought I'd give this retailer a try.
I have a 75lb Chow-Pitbull mix who's a gentle guy but a passionate chewer. The only product I've been able to count on for durability and quality has been Wapiti's larger elk antlers. One of these antlers normally lasts my bud about three months.
So, I ordered two (for variety) of the XL. Ordering and shipping went off without a hitch. Upon receipt, I noticed a significant difference in the two antlers' texture right away. Of course, canine was thrilled and couldn't wait to wrestle an elk. But sure enough, within a half hour one of the antlers was reduced from nearly 9 inches to less than 6, with shards and mung scattered all over carpet, dog bed and muzzle. This has not been my experience in over two years of using Wapiti Lab Antlers, or with elk antlers for that matter.
Perehaps this was an anomaly. But at over $25 apiece, I am somewhat reluctant to recommend either Chewy or Wapiti at present. I do so only because of my previous experience with the brand through my vet and that the second antler seems to be holding up.
I do feel certain canine would rate the Chewy and Wapiti experience as 'five stars'. He has certinly done more damage to these antlers in a shorter period of time than any previously, and that has likey been great for his self-esteem.
September 12, 2014
Great for chewers
I have one German Shepherd who chews one of these for hours a day. They do not break, or splinter, and all 3 of my dogs love the taste. They last a very long time.
They are a little pricey, for sure, but worth it for the length of time they last and how much the dogs love them.
Overall a very good buy.
July 7, 2013
My two cattle dogs love this antler. It has laster a few months already. It's super durable and worth the buy for as long at it lasts. I love these antlers and so do the dogs!
April 3, 2013
The X-Large antlers were great. My Mastiff and Pit provide great entertainment stealing the antler from each other. I have never given them a toy that they enjoyed more. Thank you!
December 16, 2013
Good, but isn't lasting as long as expected
If your dog is a serious chewer, order more than one. Our year old male Rottie has chewed a good part of his x-large one within a few days which surprised me. He has other deer antlers that are lasting longer than this but he seems to like it and that is all that matters.
January 8, 2014
Disappointed in the size/circumference
Got this in the mail recently and was pretty disappointed. Got the 40lb+ one for my 60lb dog since I assumed the X-Large one would be too big. I bought 3 antlers of similar size ranges from different brands (including this one) to compare. The circumference of this one is about 1/3-1/2 the size of the similarly priced ones from the other brands I bought. I also got one of the "ends" so the circumference was not consistent throughout the antler (it comes to a point). Within a day my dog already had the pointier end small enough to break small pieces off.
Would maybe be okay for a 40ish lb dog, but definitely not 60+.
November 19, 2013
I am only giving this 4 stars for price for size but the quality was excellent
September 30, 2013
Great chew (with one exception)
Bought a 4" chew and wish I had chosen a larger one! Our border collie worked on the 4-incher for only 2 days and it was half gone!! She absolutely LOVED it obviously. I just wish it would have lasted longer for the price we paid ...
July 29, 2013