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    Anybody let their dog chew on shed antlers?? I have come to notice that my dog loves shed antlers and I figured it might not be a bad idea to let him have them because he could become a multipurpose dog. Heck he is a natural shed dog already. He loves um.

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    They are commonly sold as dog treats. I don't know how or if they are "treated" or cooked or anything before they are sold.

    They can also break teeth if you have an aggressive chewer.
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    I had no idea they were actually marketed as treats.

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    My labs love antlers to chew on but they are quite pricey.
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    All of my younger dogs would rather chew on antlers than anything else.

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    Great chew toys if you can get them for free/find them. Just take them away when they get too small.
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    My pup loves chewing on antlers. They're an excellent alternative to other bones or rawhide, IMO.

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    Some folks train their labs to find sheds.
    I think they were all made to shoot because if they were not why did they give them that whirr of wings that moves you suddenly more than any love of country . . . I think that they were made to shoot and some of us were made to shoot them and if that is not so well, never say we did not tell you that we liked it.

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    Yeah, I have plenty of shed antlers laying around since I enjoy collecting them. It would be nice if my little man would take up that hobby as well. It would definitely cake things easier on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel J Simoens View Post
    Great chew toys if you can get them for free/find them. Just take them away when they get too small.
    And make sure the little spiky ends aren't left on the floor at night in the hallway to the bathroom. Ouch.

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