Are antlers safe for puppy teeth?

Asked By: Karelle Nienow
Date created: Thu, Jan 7, 2021 8:57 AM
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For other dogs, it's simply an entertaining behavior.

Excessively hard chew toys are a common cause of broken teeth in dogs.

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.

Answered By: Grady Schneider
Date created: Fri, Jan 8, 2021 11:00 AM
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After all, they're natural and “sustainably harvested” (elk and deer shed their antlers naturally). But antlers are hard enough to withstand the force of another deer's antlers in battle, which means they're definitely hard enough to break your dog's teeth. They can also be sharp enough to cause oral puncture injuries.
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Elk or Deer Antlers

But antlers are hard enough to withstand the force of another deer's antlers in battle, which means they're definitely hard enough to break your dog's teeth. They can also be sharp enough to cause oral puncture injuries.
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For other dogs, it's simply an entertaining behavior.

Excessively hard chew toys are a common cause of broken teeth in dogs.

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.

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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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Elk or Deer Antlers

But antlers are hard enough to withstand the force of another deer's antlers in battle, which means they're definitely hard enough to break your dog's teeth. They can also be sharp enough to cause oral puncture injuries.
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Perhaps the biggest irony when it comes to hard chews like antlers is that we, as owners, believe we are helping to keep our dogs' teeth clean.

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

Broken teeth are extremely painful and can lead to abscesses and infections.

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

Hard chews such as deer antlers can also cause bleeding in the mouth or internally if they splinter and blockages if swallowed, two more reasons to avoid them.

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