When we were in Pet Valu the other day, we saw some naturally-shed deer antlers that were cut into smaller pieces and thought we'd give them a try. The texture of the antlers is more like bone. He tends to chew on the inside of the antler, which is a bit softer. I figure if dogs can chew bones, then antlers should be all right too. I've done some reading and people seem to like them. We were told that the feedback on them at the store has been very good, as they are very long lasting. It doesn't smell at all, and apparently does not splinter or stain. Maybe I'll stick with them since he seems to like them, but my biggest worry is how hard they are, since I wouldn't want him damaging his teeth on them. Has anyone tried these and have any advice about them?
I know I've been doing quite a few toy and product-related posts lately. For the record, none of the products I discuss are sponsored or anything. I don't run a fancy enough shop for that! I just like sharing what works for us and and what doesn't, and like to hear back about your experiences as well. Since I've got a puppy with a short attention span, knowing what he likes and what keeps him busy is helpful! If I can give others recommendations or feedback, then all the better!
|The antler, after a little chewing.|