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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Antler Dog Chews safe?

Jägerhund antler dog chews are absolutely safe. Our dog chews are fresh, naturally shed and organic. Our antlers don't crack, splinter or break as long as the chew is size appropriate for your dog.

We're often imitated, but never duplicated. Our antlers are never chemically processed, heat processed or color treated. This means you'll never get a brittle, old or inferior antler that could splinter. All antlers are triple inspected, cleaned and cut by hand.

What size Antler Chew does my Dog need?

It's very important to pick the right size antler chew for your dog. To make it easier, we've made some general recommendations based on average breed weights.

Antler Chew Size Guide

  • Extra Small -- (2-10lbs) -- Chihuahua, Miniature Pinscher, Pomeranian
  • Small -- (10-20lbs) -- Boston Terrier, Maltese, Bichon Frise, Beagle
  • Medium -- (20-40lbs) -- Corgi, Border Collie, Cocker Spaniel
  • Large -- (45-75lbs) -- Australian Shepherd, Staffordshire Terrier, Shar-Pei, Dalmatian, Blue Heeler,
  • Extra Large -- (75-110lbs) -- Golden/Labrador Retriever, Siberian Husky, Chow Chow, Standard Poodle, Boxer
  • Jumbo -- (110-150lbs) -- Belgian Malinois, English Bulldog, Alaskan Malamute, Weimaraner
  • Mammoth -- (150lbs+) -- Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Rottweiler
  • T-Rex -- (175lbs+) -- Great Dane, Cane Corso, Mastiff, Akita

What are the benefits of Antler Chews?

Antlers are primarily made up of an outer bony material wrapped around bone marrow. This kind of marrow is a DRY marrow, meaning there's no staining, messy, sliminess or odor. (Woohoo!)

Antler chews are not only long lasting, but they're hypoallergenic too! They are the safest, most effective and natural way to keep teeth clean. Antlers are beneficial to healthy brain function, immune system support, metabolism and mobility. Antlers are great natural sources of collagen protein, rich in chondroitin, and full of essential minerals like calcium, zinc, potassium and manganese.

Elk? Moose? Deer? What's the best type of Antler Chew?

Great Question! While each of these antler types have the same benefits, (clean teeth, brain function support, and immune support), each antler type has its own characteristics.

  • Elk antlers are the golden standard for safe, long lasting chews suitable for most dogs. The perfect balance of marrow to bone.
  • Moose antlers are great for older dogs or those with limited chewing ability because they are softer and have a bigger marrow core.
  • We carry seasonal Mule deer antlers because they are similar to Elk, just a slight bit softer.
  • We DO NOT offer Whitetail deer antlers because they are too hard for dogs teeth. While this is the most commonly offered antler dog chew, it wears down dog's teeth and is prone to cracking, splintering and breaking.

Helpful Tips on introducing Antler Chews

Antler Chews are fantastic chews & treats, but like any treat, it's important to supervise your dog when introducing something new. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe and enjoying their new antler chew!

  • Antler Dog Chews should be purchased large enough to where there is no possibility of a choking hazard. If you are unsure of the size, please reach out to us and we'll offer some size suggestions.
  • Split antler chews are ideal for dogs new to chewing on antlers because the marrow is exposed, giving your furry best friend some incentive. You'll want to make sure your dog is gnawing on the antler instead of trying to break the antler chew in half.
  • Please take away the antler chew if it becomes worn down and small enough that your dog can swallow/choke on it.
  • If your dog likes their antler so much that they guard it from you, you can teach them to drop the antler for a treat. This helps build in good behavior.