Are antlers ok for dogs to chew on?

Asked By: Lilla Schulist
Date created: Fri, Jan 8, 2021 1:27 AM
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A broken tooth is extremely painful and can sometimes become abscessed.

I believe that hard plastic or nylon chews, sterilized bones, cow hooves and antlers are too hard to be safe for most dogs.

Instead, I recommend buying chew toys that have some flexibility or "give" to them, even for large, powerful dogs.

Answered By: Lysanne Ratke
Date created: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 3:30 AM
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It can feel, sometimes, like nothing is safe for dogs anymore. Bones, antlers, rawhide, and even Nylabones are all controversial when used as chew toys for dogs, and they all carry potential health risks.
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A broken tooth is extremely painful and can sometimes become abscessed.

I believe that hard plastic or nylon chews, sterilized bones, cow hooves and antlers are too hard to be safe for most dogs.

Instead, I recommend buying chew toys that have some flexibility or "give" to them, even for large, powerful dogs.

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A broken tooth is extremely painful and can sometimes become abscessed.

I believe that hard plastic or nylon chews, sterilized bones, cow hooves and antlers are too hard to be safe for most dogs.

Instead, I recommend buying chew toys that have some flexibility or "give" to them, even for large, powerful dogs.

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Are Antlers Safe for Dogs? Dogs love chewing on bones and antlers.

antlers do not appear to splinter as easily as bones or other toys; they last a long time, saving you money on chew toys for powerful chewers; and they appeal to our sense of what is "natural" for our Dogs.

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Veterinarians disagree.

The $20 you might spend on a quality antler chew toy might seem like a good investment, but as Dr.

Marty Becker points out, the cost of dental surgery is many, many times that.

Antlers and other excessively hard chews are a common cause of broken teeth in dogs.

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As your dog grinds their deer antler down, they will be treated to bits and pieces of the goodness inside. These small pieces are completely safe for dogs to eat and are completely digestible. They even pack their own nutritional punch. Antlers are a healthy and stimulating treat for your dog to sink their teeth into.
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As your dog grinds their deer antler down, they will be treated to bits and pieces of the goodness inside. These small pieces are completely safe for dogs to eat and are completely digestible. They even pack their own nutritional punch. Antlers are a healthy and stimulating treat for your dog to sink their teeth into.
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