Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Antler Chew


Are antler chews safe for dogs?

 Antler chews can be safe for dogs when used appropriately. However, it's important to select the right size and type of antler for your dog, supervise their chewing, and ensure that the antler is in good condition without any sharp edges. If you have concerns about your dog's chewing habits or dental health, please let us know we are here to help and advise.

Are antler chews suitable for all dogs?

Antler chews are generally suitable for most dogs, but it's essential to consider your dog's size, age, and chewing strength. Smaller dogs and puppies may require smaller or softer antlers, while larger dogs may need larger and denser ones. Some dogs may have allergies or sensitivities, so monitor your dog's reaction when introducing antler chews for the first time.

Do antler chews splinter?

Antler chews are considered less likely to splinter compared to other types of chews, such as bones or cooked treats. However, there is still a possibility of small splintering or breakage, especially if the antler becomes worn down or damaged. Regularly inspect the antler and remove it if it becomes too small or poses a choking hazard.

How long do antler chews last?

The longevity of an antler chew depends on various factors, including your dog's chewing habits and the size of the antler. For heavy chewers, the chew may last for weeks or even months, while less vigorous chewers may take longer to consume it. It's important to monitor the chew's condition and replace it when it becomes too small or worn down.

Do antler chews provide any health benefits for dogs?

Chewing on antler chews can offer dental health benefits by helping to reduce plaque and tartar build up. The chewing action can also help relieve stress and boredom in dogs, promoting mental stimulation and overall well-being

Can puppies chew on antler chews?

Yes, puppies can chew on antler chews, but it's important to choose a size and type appropriate for their age and size. Look for antler chews specifically designed for puppies, as they are generally softer and gentler on their developing teeth and gums. 

Will antler chews stain or leave a mess?

Antler chews are typically clean and do not leave stains or residue. However, prolonged chewing may result in some saliva or small particles from the antler. It's a good practice to provide your dog with a designated chewing area or use a mat or towel to catch any debris.

Can dogs with allergies tolerate antler chews?

While antler chews are a natural and hypoallergenic option, some dogs may still have sensitivities or allergies. It's best to introduce antler chews gradually and monitor your dog's response. If you notice any signs of discomfort, irritation, or an allergic reaction, discontinue use and consult with your veterinarian for other alternatives.

How should I store antler chews when not in use?

Antler chews can be stored at room temperature in a dry and clean place. Avoid exposing them to moisture or extreme temperatures, as this can affect their quality. It's also important to keep antler chews away from other items that your dog may mistake as a chew toy.

Are antler chews a suitable alternative for aggressive chewers?

Antler chews can be a great option for many aggressive chewers due to their durability. Providing a durable and appropriate chew like an antler can help satisfy your dog's natural chewing instincts and deter them from destructive chewing on inappropriate items. However, it's important to address the root cause of the behaviour and provide sufficient mental and physical stimulation for your dog.

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