I’m a lucky poodle! My humans just gave me a new, gigantic chewy: an antler!
It’s long lasting and way healthier than my old bone. If I do scrape anything off of it, it will be packed with good-for-me minerals, like calcium. Tip from my “mom”: If you get an antler & it doesn’t smell much (so why bother chewing, am I right?), have your humans sand the surface a bit to release some smells.
And keep it safe. Only chew antlers from the USA. Here’s some grrreat advice from mom’s fave place to buy antlers:
Supervise your dog. Do not allow your dog to attempt to break the chew in half with his back teeth. Do not allow your dog to consume more than 1/2″ to 1″ per day. If you need to get the antler away from your dog and he doesn’t know “drop it”, you can trade him for a tasty treat such as a piece of meat or cheese.
Best part, dawgs: No Rudolphs were harmed. Woof! ~Rusty~