I don't know what to make of Acadia claims that their moose is harder than deer or elk, that's it all natural and that it will last longer than a week. ?? Didn;t know moose antlers came in flavours? That doesn't sound right , but then again they don"t even know that a male moose is not called a buck lol??
They DEFINITELY last longer than a week. I can't even imagine a dog going through one in a week. Even my friends with large dogs don't find that their dogs go though them that quickly. (Though among my dog friends, the dogs are pretty busy and not left to their own devices to chew all day either)
I think the bigger pieces, with more solid outside edges may be harder than the slices for small dogs. At least I know Chipper, my son's hound, make very little headway on his big ones, while he essentially "eats" the small one meant for my dogs if he gets hold of them. As I said before, my dogs have never cared for elk or deer antlers... they lose interest quickly when they can't make any headway on them. They all love the flavored moose slices.
As to flavoring.... not sure what you mean by "it doesn't sound right." They definitely ARE "flavored", and my dogs show definite preferences. Obviously, they are not naturally flavored... they add the flavor to them. (My GUESS is that they boil or soak them in the flavoring, which is, perhaps, also why they are a little softer). Whatever the process is, I know from talking to them that it is time-consuming enough that they can't always keep up with the demand for the flavored ones.
The "Bucking Good" is advertising schtick, of course. Since the family-owned company is in Maine, I suspect they DO know that a male moose is a bull. But they wouldn't HAVE to know that to go out in the woods and collect sheds. They make a good product.
I believe dogs NEED an appropriate chew outlet. I don't really like "consumables" like bully sticks, himalayan chews, trachea, duck feet and the like because, at least with my dogs, they consume them WAY too quickly, and it's just too many calories going into a not terrifically valuable food source. I sure don't want them chewing my furniture, or sticks dragged in from outside. Beef is off the table because of Kodi's allergies (another reason we can't do bully sticks and tracheas too), so large fresh bones are not an option for my gang. Is there a possibility of a cracked or broken tooth with antlers? Sure. But they can crack a tooth on pretty much any type of chew. Unless we wrap our dogs in cotton wool and keep them on the couch, there is ALWAYS a chance of injury. I want to keep my dogs as safe as reasonably possible, while still allowing them to be dogs. So I give them moose antlers to chew.