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Q: Does anyone else give their dogs this?

May 4, 2009 | By Kaylaritenour | 6 answers | Expired: 1901 days ago

Does anyone else give their dogs this?

I have been giving my dog natural deer antlers instead of bones, does anyone else think this is a good idea? I haven't had any issues with them and they don't break or splinter like bones.

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Stacy H.
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May 17, 2009

I give my dogs antlers also, they love them. When they get down to a small piece, I take that away.

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Kbehrendt
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May 06, 2009

Deer antlers are actually sold as natural, long-lasting chew treats at some pet stores. They should be fine, as long as you monitor what your dog chews the same as you would with a bone or a rubber chew toy.

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Jillian
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May 05, 2009

dogs shouldn't swallow anything that isn't bite sized and completely chewable. even if they don't splinter, which i've never heard of an un-splintering antler or bone {cooked or raw}, larger pieces can get lodged in their throats, cause digestive problems, or become toxic from all the metals in them.

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Sydney3792
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May 04, 2009

wow I have never heard of giving a dog antlers. I do not think it would do any harm though.

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Cheyenne D.
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May 04, 2009

I give my lab antlers (I clean them first)

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Sheltervt
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May 04, 2009

Antlers are GREAT chewies. And, by the way, so are raw bones. COOKED bones splinter. Raw bones fresh from the butcher do not.

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