Can dogs choke on deer antlers?

Asked By: Queen Gleason
Date created: Sat, May 1, 2021 11:03 PM
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Elk or Deer Antlers.

Now here's a SUPER popular dog chew! 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.

Answered By: Darrin Jaskolski
Date created: Mon, May 3, 2021 1:06 AM
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Safe chewing!: Whole deer antlers for dogs are much less likely to chip or splinter than processed bones as the chewing grinds the antler chew down slowly.

Please use caution with aggressive chewers.

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Safe chewing!: Whole deer antlers for dogs are much less likely to chip or splinter than processed bones as the chewing grinds the antler chew down slowly.

Antlers split down the center can cause it to dry out quickly and become brittle.

Pet Expertise antler is grade A, fresh whole antler from the USA only!

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While most veterinarians advise staying away from antlers for dogs, if you do choose to give your dog an antler, it is a good idea to supervise him while your dog chews on it (or any chew toy).
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Antlers that break or splinter can get lodged in your dog's mouth, throat, or intestines, causing dangerous blockages that could require emergency surgery.
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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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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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From website: Antlers are also high in protein, this too can cause stomach upset especially in young dogs.

And: We are having an increase in the instances of dogs (puppies and adults) with acute diarrhea.

All test show that the cause is not bacterial or parasitic.

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