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Old 15-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
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A Facebook response from Antler Dog Chews:
"Just a few words to acknowledge the recent comments in the media suggesting that deer antler chews could be harmful to dog’s teeth.

Our Antler Dog Chews are sold in veterinary practises and pet supply stores as well as being used extensively by canine behaviourists and dog trainers.

From the inception of Antler Dog Chews.co.uk, we sought the opinion of vets as to the benefits and possible risks of dogs chewing antlers, and the overriding opinion remains to date that the benefits far outweigh the small risk of occasional tooth damage.

Our team at AntlerDogChews.co.uk are all dog owners and pride themselves in supplying a product that not only improves dog’s dental health but its overall wellbeing. With the largest range of Antler Chews on the market, we believe we have a chew to suit every dog …. We recommend you use our online guide or contact our friendly team, who as always are available to advise and help you choose the correct chew to suit your dog’s “chewing personality”."
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Old 15-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks Nat and Laura for both points of view.

I have been giving mine antlers (not sure which make they are so I'll just call them that!) for about 18 months now and have read the info, but will carry on giving them. It's mainly Daisy that uses them and she alternates between those and hard synthetic bones.

I stopped giving dogs rawhide about 25 years ago after having to pull a big chunk out of the back of the throat of my dog. I am very glad I was there or I dread to think how things might have worked out, yet so many people still give rawhide to their dogs.

I guess like anything else we give/do to/put in/on our dogs, we have to read the info available and make a decision, so I appreciate you've shared this info for us.

I'd be interested to know how many incidents have resulted in being labelled an "an unprecedented surge of fractured teeth".
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Old 23-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #23 (permalink)
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My boy used to love these but just went off them about 6 months ago, he is just over 2 years old. He used to really have a good go at them, and sometimes the noise against his teeth would worry me a little but as I said he just went off them, maybe he hurt himself on them and didnt want to go back.

Prior to that he loved them
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Im just bumping this post.
I took a photo of Roxy today, and she was doing her usual smile.
On closer inspection of the picture i noticed something in her back tooth.
Its only a flaming stag bar bit and she won't keep still for long enough for me to see it properly. She is eating normally and not pawing at her mouth though?
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Hope she's OK, but teeth have no feeling in the top bit, so it could be there and not bothering her - maybe two of you could hold her to inspect her tooth. Also, dental work is usually covered on pet insurance these days.

I threw my stag bar out when I heard about the tooth thing as one of Tatze's puppy teeth was split and it could easily have been her stag bar which caused it.
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well darn, i bought one for Burt yesterday, he is having a good chew on it now, but to be honest he doesnt seem that interested as he likes a chew on something he can get somewhere with and this stag bone thingy is rock hard. will take it off him later, cost me £8 as well!
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Shame, but in hindsight I won't buy anymore.

Layla chomped on hers slowly, but Jessie won't let go until it's gone! 8O
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Old 18-11-2014, 02:07 PM   #28 (permalink)
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hey guys

saw a couple of posts about it being a shame you cannot order raw bones online anywhere - we have a fantastic shop in falkirk called hungry hounds think the web address is;

www.hungryhoundspetsupplies.co.uk its also on facebook and you can buy all sorts there - it is a dogs heaven
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Crazygibbs - I went on your website and was looking at your gallery as you are quite near me - what the heck is that in image one??
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