Antlerchewz Rope Tug Medium
- Lasts much longer than rawhide and is not chemically treated as all rawhide chews are
- Low in calories unlike pig ears and similar treats
- All-natural with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives like starch-based treats
- Contain minerals that are good for your pet
- Odorless and will not splinter like livestock bones
- Saving your furniture and carpet - or attract ants and other pests
- Helps clean your dog's teeth and keep their gums strong and healthy
No deer are ever harmed to make an AntlerChewz product. Antlers have been naturally shed.
Where do antler chews come from?
More than sixty kinds of deer, including moose, reindeer, caribou, and elk, grow antlers. The males use them as weapons, fighting other males for leadership of the herd or for possession of a mate. Composed of a bone-like material, they are unique to the deer family and regenerate each year. Antlers used as dog chews generally come from deer and elk. Starting at one year of age, deer grow a new pair of antlers each year. The antlers sprout in the spring and begin as layers of cartilage that slowly mineralize into bone. Until they completely mineralize in late summer, they are soft and easily damaged. Antlers can grow up to one inch per day during the summer. As they increase in size, they start to branch out and develop a thin skin of fine fur called velvet. The protective velvet covering dries when the antlers have reached their full growth, and the deer will rub the velvet off on trees. The antlers fall off in winter. With each successive year's growth, the antlers branch into more points until the deer has reached his prime.