|Barked: Mon Aug 20, '12 5:50am PST |
|I've been giving elk antlers (and some large deer antlers) to Lucille for over 3 years, never had a problem and she literally chews them for an hour a day at least broken up in to about 15-20 minute sessions. I wouldn't buy the ones at Petco because they do look old and really dried out. I get them online directly from antler suppliers. She likes the really big elk ones with a couple points sawed off. They easily last for a few months, I toss them when they're down to a nub. She loves them more than any other chew.
I agree with Charlie, my dog scrapes the antlers with her teeth along the side of her mouth. Never does she chomp down on them with a full force bite, so I don't worry. That's the key, you've got to get the right size and type for your dog's mouth and style of chewing.
Some dogs just aren't interested in them, though, they're just not their thing.
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