Antler Dog Chews

If stuffed dog toys don't last very long in your house before they're gutted, it's time to try a treat that's made to withstand your dog's teeth - antler chews. For those new to the idea of antler bones for dogs, you'll have to trust us that it's not as strange as it sounds. They're all-natural dog treats that give your furry friend an outlet for his instinctual behaviors. And in case you were wondering, they are naturally shed by forest-dwelling and mountain-roaming elk, deer and moose and regrown in the summer. In the wild, all types of creatures gnaw on shed antlers as a source of nutrients, including squirrels, mice, foxes, coyote, beavers, otters and bears. So it was only a matter of time before we started seeing antler chews for dogs. And that's great news for your resident chewer. Long-lasting antlers work great as special rewards. They can also be used to help relieve separation anxiety or keep your pup focused on his treat instead of barking or getting into things he shouldn't. Deer antlers for dogs provide a tasty and renewable natural treat option that most dogs just can't get enough of. Aside from exercising the jaw, dog antlers are full of calcium and phosphorus that are excellent for healthy teeth and bones. As an added benefit for you, antler chews for dogs are odorless, unlike some bully sticks dog chews you might have had the pleasure of smelling. And they won't make a mess on the floor or carpet, like dog bones are known to do. When you're ready to pick out the perfect antler, think about the kind of chewer your dog is. If you have a puppy or a moderate chewer, check out the assortment of puppy dog bones or elk antlers for dogs. Elk has more delicious marrow and won't splinter easily. Split antlers expose the marrow for a highly palatable treat, which makes them great for puppies. If your dog has never had an antler before, start him off with an elk or split antler. He'll soon find out how fun it is to chew, and you can move him up to a tougher antler later if you need to. More intense chewers need hard, dense antler chews like solid deer or moose. With solid antlers, your dog will have to work much harder to get to the marrow inside. Deer and moose antlers for dogs are ideal for pups with a strong bite because they won't finish them minutes after they've started. So what kind of chewer is your dog? Maybe you have a couple of light gnawers and one super chomper. Chewy has an antler that's just right for each of them. Our top brands gather only grade A or B antlers that are more palatable and less likely to splinter. So if you are looking for some new dog toys for your pup to chew on or maybe you just need a new bag of dog food, Chewy's online pet store is sure to have great deals on all of the best dog supplies available. Shop Chewy today for great deals on all pet supplies!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Antler Dog Chews

Are antler chews safe for dogs?

Antler chews can be safe for dogs, but you will need to choose the right kind and always supervise your pup with them. Choose a softer antler that will be easier on your dog’s teeth and make sure to get one that’s not too big or small. Watch out for damaged antlers, as splinters can pose a serious health hazard to your dog. Vigorous chewers may not do as well with antlers, so use caution when choosing a chew and ask your vet for guidance if you feel unsure.

Are deer antlers for dogs digestible?

Deer antlers for dogs are digestible, but it is better if your dog does not ingest large pieces of the antlers because they can cause a choking hazard. The marrow inside antlers is nutritious and tasty, so consider split antlers to make this part easier for your dog to access.

Do antlers taste good to dogs?

Antlers taste good to dogs and they enjoy chewing them for both the texture and the flavor. The marrow inside the antlers tends to be the tastiest part, so many pet parents choose split antlers to make it easier to access. Splitting larger antlers like elk antlers can also make them easier to chew.

What type of antler dog chew is best for dogs?

They type of antler dog chew that is best for dogs will vary from dog to dog. Elk and moose antlers tend to be softer than other types of antlers, so they may be appropriate for lighter chewers, older dogs and puppies. Split or sliced antlers of all types will usually be gentler and smaller, and also considerably tastier because the marrow is exposed. More aggressive chewers may do better with harder antlers like those from deer, but use caution because these can sometimes cause tooth and mouth injuries.