What are Antler Chews Exactly?
Antler chews are exactly what they sound like. Made from the antlers of either deer or elk or moose, these particular dog chews provide hours of entertainment for your dog along with nutrition, as the middle of the antler is filled with mineral-rich marrow, much like in bones.
And don't worry, no animals are harmed when harvesting antlers. Each year deer and moose shed their antlers naturally, and people then go out into forests all around the country collecting them for processing.
Will my dog like antlers?
Most dogs go crazy for antlers and absolutely love to chew on them...antlers are like crack for dogs! Shed antlers are composed of once living, nutrient-loaded material that dogs and other animals are naturally attracted to due to the high nutritional value. If your dog is not attracted to the antler chew right away, or if it's completely new to them, coax them to taste it and get it in their mouth, or smear it with a little peanut butter or something else they like. Once your dog gets a taste and knows it's meant for chewing on, they will fall in love with it.
How long will they last?
Antler chews will typically last much longer than regular bones. Antlers are rarely broken, and will wear slowly over time providing many hours, days, weeks, months, and in some cases even years of chewing enjoyment. Whole antler chews and tips that are dense with less spongy center exposed are the most durable and longest lasting.
Do the antlers smell?
Antlers have a unique aroma and scent that dogs are attracted to due to their natural state and nutritional content.
Where do the antlers come from?
The antlers used to make BRBPETS dog chews come from some of the finest moose & Deer breeding ranches in the BC Canada. Almost all moose and deer ranches in North America are family-owned and operated small businesses or hobby farms, and purchasing from BRBPETS supports them too. No animals are harmed or killed in the antler collection process. Antlers are a renewable resource that are grown and shed every year.
Why Purchase Antler Chews from BRBPETS?
You can feel good about giving your dog an antler chew from BRBPETS. These come from healthy, CANADA free-ranging deer & moose that live full, natural lives. Our Antlers are free of packaging and processing. BRBPETS guarantees that your dog will love the antler or you can send it back to us for a refund (unchewed antlers only, please!). We have the best selection of antlers, lowest prices.
Recently, as antler dog chews become more popular, antler is getting more scarce. Antler chew sellers are popping up all over and they are looking to sell the cheaper, low grade antler to make more profit. Beware of these antlers which are old, brittle and can crack and splinter when chewed. I was even told by one of these sellers "It doesn't matter, dogs are indestructible!". Of course, we disagree and continue to strive to find the highest quality antler because it makes much safer and enjoyable chew. We purchase fresh, grade A antler from CANADA sources only and that is then carefully cleaned and cut for your precious dogs to enjoy.
WHY WE DON'T SELL SPLIT ANTLERS?
We have considered selling split antlers for dogs that prefer to have easy access to the inner marrow. The problem with this is that it makes the antler unstable and more prone to cracking and splitting. Therefore we are uncomfortable selling them as a safe chew and you will not find split antlers from BRBPETS for this reason.
Is it True It can chip OR crack your Dogs teeth?
Just like human beings, your average dogs will not over exert in their chewing, but like anything else, there will always be a ‘minority’ that cannot control their strength or are over excited when they chew and ‘chip/crack’ their teeth, and with that in mind it is always recommended that when providing your dog(s) with chews be supervised.
Have people ‘killed’ Moose or Elk for these Antlers?
All ‘dog chew antlers’ on the market are procured from an “All-Natural Source”, all antlers are ‘Naturally Shed’ and no animals were harmed or killed in the process. Moose Antlers shed about 3-4 times a year. But finding good quality ones are like hunting for Truffles. Our family has about 13 dogs in the Rockies to go and hunt for these fallen antlers in the wild.
Veterinarians says they are no good for your dogs?
This myth is hard to quantify, I have met Vets who are strongly oppose to Antler Chews because they say it could damage teeth, but they acknowledge the ingestible ingredients benefits. We also have met Vets and heard from other customers Vets who support unequivocally on the product because of virtually maximum benefits compare to what is available out in the market place. As long as you ‘supervise’ your dog and observe their behavioral and reaction then you should be in good hands.
If it is so good as a ‘chewing product’ how come it is not popular?
If the Antler chew has so much benefits compare to other chew toys, (Artificial flavoring, Fat, Greasy, Artificially Made, Plastic, Yarn) why is it not as popular. Well…the reason is ‘cost’ your typical retail outlets sell the Antlers by the ‘stick’ or individually, and it costs on average between $20 - $40 each depending on size. Assuming your dog loves them, it would probably last about 2 weeks if your dog was spending 1 hour on it daily. Which is costly. An average plastic toy or doll would last you a month and it costs much less when it is on special Right? That’s why at BRB Pets, as a dog-owner we would like to believe we have found the solution to this product. First you are buying by the Pound-lb. which will yield a lot more compare to retail and that in itself is a game-changer for the dog industry.
Conclusion from BRB Pets
In truth, just like anything in life, there are always two groups, the groups that support the product and the groups that does not support the product. We come from a long line of dog owners and have witnessed the good, and the bad in many different products which may react differently from dogs-to-dogs, owners-to-owners. At BRB Pets all we could say is as a proud pet owner you are going to have to try and experiment and observe the effects for your yourself. Because only then you truly know if our Antler dog chews or other products are beneficial for your canine family member. With that in mind the ultimate goal here at BRB Pets is to be a small part of the loving lives that we give to our pets and family members.