Dogs love to chew. It is an instinct they are born with. While some older dogs grow out of this chewing stage, some dogs will forever love to chew. Deer and Elk antlers are great chews for dogs. They are healthier, more durable, and more interesting to dogs than other commercial chews and toys.
There are several differences between different types of antlers. Deer antlers are the hardest and most dense bones for dogs. Puppies and younger dogs like these more than older dogs because of the hardness. If a dog cannot have beef, these deer antlers are also a good treat. Elk antlers are softer and more spongy. They are not as hard and older dogs tend to enjoy these.
Chewing helps fight teeth and gum disease, boredom, and plaque buildup. It is a great way to keep your dog’s mouth cleaner and healthier. It is also a natural way to have your do chew.
There are a few things you should know about antler dog chews if you are using them for chews for your dog. Make sure that you get an antler that is large enough that your dog cannot swallow it. Don’t use antlers that have sharp points or edges that can cut your dogs gums or mouth. Watch your dog when he or she chews to make sure they aren’t breaking off parts and swallowing them.
Antlers are filled with calcium, phosphorous, and water. These are all healthy ingredients that will allow your dog to chew and consume antlers while still being healthy.