Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Product: Antler Chew

I've heard about antler chews for awhile now, but I only just now finally got one for Theo. I wasn't able to find any sold locally, so I ordered one from this website. As you can see from the picture at the left, Theo loves it. He chewed it for hours and hours, quietly gnawing away.

Antlers chews are just what they sound like: they're pieces of antler from deer or elk. They don't splinter like rawhide or bones and they don't stink like bully sticks. As your dog chews they wear down smoothly. Right now Theo's has little gnaw marks in if from where he's chewed it.

I'm curious to see if Theo will stay interested in it long term. After chewing on it from a couple days now his interest is waning a bit. Has anyone else given their dog antler chews? What was your experience with them?

10 comments:

Dozer and Coop said...

Our cocker spaniel, Cooper, went whole hog into the antler chewing. Our cardigan corgi, Dottie, gave it a couple of chews but nothing wild. And our pembroke corgi, Dozer, is not the least bit interested. Fortunately, a friend at work gave me the antlers after her dogs turned up their noses. I am not sure I would spend a bunch of money on more, but it made Cooper happy.

Right now they just want to eat the apples that fall off the tree in the backyard. We do give them the dental chews that look like rawhide - they love thos.

JuLo said...

Theo definitely went hot and cold with his antler chew all weekend. But that's probably pretty normal for anything that doesn't wear down right away. It was definitely worth the purchase I'd say!

Lynn said...

Funny about the knitting needles, they're specifically mentioned as "OK" in the TSA thing... I've never had a problem with them, mostly with people being surprised. I think from what I understand as long as they don't think it's a weapon it's ok. Plus I usually use bamboo needles. http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/editorial_1252.shtm

The antler chews look promising. I just got lucy some bully sticks, and I love the idea of non stinky ones!

JuLo said...

Thanks Lynn! Ugh, bully sticks are sooo stinky! And I usually don't let Theo chew the whole thing at once, and it looks soooo disgusting when it's half chewed. Ewwww. I like the antler chews much better. :)

magdalene said...

This seems like an awesome product!

I've only gotten milk bones and those get really soft and limp after some time of gnawing/licking at. I find it rather gross. Plus my pup tends to remove the "knot" that forms the bone when soft. So after some time I have to take it away from him to let it get dried so we could use it again.

But alas! shipping worldwide will cost a bomb, and XS is out of stock =\

JuLo said...

Well maybe there's a company that's local that sells them. This isn't the only website that sells antler chews, I'm sure. Are you in Singapore Magdalene? It seems like there are a lot of Corgi owners there. Or at least lots of Corgi owners who like to make blogs about their dogs. ;)

discodog said...

wow thanks so much for this suggestion... my pembroke corgi loves, loves, loves to chew and i heartily agree with you that bully sticks STINK. pig ears aren't much better... the last one he had got all nasty with some kind of fungus so i've never bought another. will definitely try the antlers and let you know how it works out!

JuLo said...

Hi discodog! Definitely let me know how it works out for you! :) So far Theo is loving his antler chew. Now that he's actually started gnawing it down, he's a lot more interested in it. He's probably gotten about an inch off the bottom of it (it's about 6 inches long and there's another 3 inch part at the top), so it should last quite awhile.

mag said...

Hi julo, sorry it took awhile to reply. Yes, I'm in Singapore dear :) Is it really? I haven't exactly run a search to find blogs in my area. maybe I will soon! Found any corgi ones that are based in my country too? :P Hehe.

JuLo said...

I don't remember exactly what they were, I'll let you know if I have time to look for them again. I just remember before started this blog I hunted the interwebs to find out more about Corgis and I came across at least 3 or 4 blogs from Corgi owners in Singapore.