FAQ About Moose Antler Chews

1. Are Moose Antler Chews Safe for Dogs?

Yes! Moose antler chews are a healthy alternative to plastic, rawhide, and silicon treats you get from other stores. They are packed with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.

Supervision is always recommended when giving these to your dogs. When the chew gets small enough to fit in your dog's mouth, it’s time to take it away and order a new one! 

2. What Are the Benefits Of Moose Antler Chews for Dogs? 

There are numerous benefits of letting your dog chew moose antlers. Some of them include; clean teeth, fresh breath, hours of expended energy and burned calories, mental stimulation and enrichment, essential mineral supplementation, no mess, no slime, no splinters and the satisfaction that you are giving your pup a completely natural, sustainable, and ethically sourced antler chew!

3. Why Do Dogs Like Antlers?

Dogs are attracted to antlers because they have an innate ability to sense the dense, nutrient rich marrow contained within. It is believed they inherited this from their canine ancestors who chewed antlers for their nutritional content long before dogs were domesticated. 

4. Can Puppies Have Antlers?

Yes absolutely. Puppies as young as eight weeks old can be given antlers. We recommend something softer like a moose antler paddle to introduce them to chewing moose antlers. As mentioned previously, antlers are a fantastic source of healthy vitamins and minerals that are great for a growing pup. Please size appropriately, refer to the sizing chart on our website. 

5.  Can Senior Dogs Have Antlers?

Yes absolutely. The nutritional benefits of antler chewing can be enjoyed in all life stages. It’s recommended to go for the softer chews such as moose paddles for older dog teeth. The nutrients contained within may even help stiff joints associated with aging in dogs. 

6. How Long Do Antlers Last? 

The length of time an antler will last depends on several factors. First, there are many different cuts of antler that will have differing densities. Second, every dog has differing chew aggression. Bases and tines will be well suited for aggressive chewers, while paddles would be a good choice for a more moderate chewer. 

7. Will my dog like antlers?

There is a very high probability that your dog will not just like antlers, they will LOVE them! As mentioned above, dogs are attracted to antlers because they have an innate ability to sense the dense, nutrient rich marrow contained within. It is believed they inherited this from their canine ancestors who chewed antlers for their nutritional content long before dogs were domesticated. 

8. Will antler chews clean my dogs teeth?

When used responsibly, they clean teeth by removing stubborn tartar in hard to reach places, building a strong, white smile. Antlers are meant to be consumed over time by a gnawing action. In the event your dog begins to try and break the antler with his molars, it's time to take the antler away and give him a break. Tooth damage can occur if the antler is not chewed in the intended way.  

9. Do antlers splinter?

Our antlers DO NOT splinter. Fresh antlers get gnawed on and release tasty tidbits of nutritious marrow. No sharp edges and perfectly consumable. 

10. Are the antlers treated or cleaned with any chemicals or other substance?

No. Our antlers are completely and wholly natural, just as they were found in nature. No chemicals, cleaners, dyes, or any substances are used on any antlers we sell. Just pure 100% moose or elk antler. 

11. Do the moose antlers smell?

No. Antlers do not smell. They are comprised of calcium and other various minerals that your dog will love, but the smell is non detectable to the average human nose. 

12. Where do the antlers come from?

Most of our antlers are sourced from the woods of Northern Maine. We find many of them personally with our Australian Shepherd, Finley. We also buy many of them from locals in the area who enjoy the same hobby we do! Buying a chew not only helps us, it also brings money into our local community! 

14. What if I have any special requests regarding my order?

Special requests can be handled by either contacting us through our Allagash Antlers website, or just sending us a message directly through facebook. Some examples might include; custom sizes, quantities, or specific shapes. We can do it all!

15. Do I need to supervise my dog with the antlers?

Yes, it's always recommended to supervise your dog when chewing antlers. When the antler becomes small enough to fit inside your dog's mouth, it's time to order a new one!
  • Finley

    Australian Shepherd

    Head Antler Sniffer

    Unlimited Energy

    Highly skilled in detecting shed moose antlers 

  • Tripper

    Labrador Retriever 

    Chief Taste Tester

    #1 Good Boy

    Specializes in moose antler retrieval

  • Humans

    Husband and Wife Small Business Owners

    Passionate about all things dog

    We’re happy when your pups are happy!