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Okay, so I need to find some toys the boys can share. Before we brought Thor home, I bought him puppy toys. I also bought Melo a new toy too. Obviously Thor is a baby and loves to chew. Melo still likes things he can chew. He's chewed his toys up along with mechanical pencils, shoes, highlighters, essentially anything the boys leave lying around.

I see that many of you give your Havs antlers. Can pups chew them? I know these are better than Nylabones and I never buy anything made of rawhide. But I really know nothing about antlers. Honestly the thought of them skeeves me out a little. But, if they are something my boys would enjoy, then I'm sure I can get over that.
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Okay, so I need to find some toys the boys can share. Before we brought Thor home, I bought him puppy toys. I also bought Melo a new toy too. Obviously Thor is a baby and loves to chew. Melo still likes things he can chew. He's chewed his toys up along with mechanical pencils, shoes, highlighters, essentially anything the boys leave lying around.

I see that many of you give your Havs antlers. Can pups chew them? I know these are better than Nylabones and I never buy anything made of rawhide. But I really know nothing about antlers. Honestly the thought of them skeeves me out a little. But, if they are something my boys would enjoy, then I'm sure I can get over that.
My puppies have loved moose antlers from the time they were little. Only moose antler blade slices, though. Deer and elk antlers were too hard. They had little interest in them.


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The moose antlers are naturally shed, too, if that concerned you.
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My puppies have loved moose antlers from the time they were little. Only moose antler blade slices, though. Deer and elk antlers were too hard. They had little interest in them.
How hard are the blade slices? Willow's previous owner sent us home with Willow's deer antler but I took it away from her as I was afraid that it was too hard. She loved it though. I've heard that anything hard, even the nylabone is too hard, and that they can fracture or shear a tooth.



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Tucker loves these!!! This is what you need to order. We do not let him have the big antlers with a lot of outside bone on it. These are softer marrow in the middle of the bone ring. They are moose slices from Acadia Antlers. Wish I had moose here I would get the sheds and cut my own.
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I wish there were a perfect chew for them too!
My holistic vet has even vetoed the moose antler for Sophie she says it can fracture teeth as well. I know they are softer than other antlers but am afraid to give them to her now. And as with most she doesn't like the softer, rubbery chews.
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I wish there were a perfect chew for them too!
My holistic vet has even vetoed the moose antler for Sophie she says it can fracture teeth as well. I know they are softer than other antlers but am afraid to give them to her now. And as with most she doesn't like the softer, rubbery chews.
Our vet was opposed to them as well until I brought one in and showed him what we had. He checked the pressure break on one and said they would be fine. We monitor when he chews them though. He does not get one if we are not there to watch him.
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That's a good idea I will take one with me to both our vet app'ts, tomorrow and next day. Maybe she'll change her tune when she actually sees one.
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Wow, lot's to digest here. I'll look into the moose antlers and check with the vet.

Thanks everyone!
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Vet says if you can't bend it with your hands, it's too hard. Which leaves...nothing that they like!
My Jessie had a slab fracture of her carnasial from bully sticks and it was no fun so am leery.
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