|Barked: Tue Sep 17, '13 11:07am PST |
|I've been buying Kitsune antlers for a couple of years now and have noticed that even when I keep buying them from the same supplier, he'll sometimes go crazy for them and other times want nothing to do with them.
The funny thing is that sometimes he'll ignore an antler for months, and then all of a sudden he'll start chewing on it like crazy.
So far, my theory is that it has something to do with the age of the antler. I'm not sure if maybe they get softer or taste better when they are aged a bit?
I only buy naturally shed antlers. There's really no processing involved at all other than cutting them. Kitsune does like the cuts that have more marrow the best.
It could be a different cut (less marrow, less desirable shape, etc), a different type of antler (deer, moose, and elk are all pretty commonly sold as dog chews), different quality (harder, softer), or age.
Even when you buy the same types of antlers, from the same supplier, there is always going to be at least some variation just because of the nature of the product. Unfortunately sometimes the variation is enough to make some chews less desirable to dogs.
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