Platinum Ranch New Zealand Naturally-shed Deer Antler Long-Lasting Dog Chew
All Natural Antlers are a healthy, long-lasting alternative chew for dogs.
Every year, deer shed their antlers naturally, and these are collected to provide your dog with a tasty, low fat, natural treat.
Natural antlers are full of natural vitamins and high levels of minerals to keep your pet healthy. They are also easy on the digestive system and a great way to improve your pet’s dental health. The outer layer is a bone like material while the inner fibrous part is a form of dry marrow that dogs love. Most importantly the bone and the marrow contain calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, potassium, and phosphorous as well as a very low level of fat being less than 1%.
- 100% natural product
- High in protein
- Super low fat - less than 1%
- Preservative free
- Contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, potassium, and phosphorous
- Helps keep teeth clean
- No odour
Small: up to 95 grams - Suits breeds weighing 2-8kg
Medium: 95-160 grams - Suits breeds weighing 8-16kg
Large: 160-220 grams - Suits breeds weighing 16kg +
WARNING: Finally, the one thing you must remember when giving your pet antler is to manage its consumption. Some dogs will happily chew on antler all day if given the chance and this habit needs to be controlled. Also, always ensure you get the right size of antler for your dog and when the antler has been chewed down remove it and provide a new piece. Like any treat or toy, antler can become a choking hazard if a piece becomes too small.
As this is a natural product, shapes and sizes may vary.
Antler Treat Facts
There are roughly sixty breeds of deer in the world. The one thing they all have in common is the ability for male deer to produce antler each year.The growth of antler is a natural occurrence that is part of the normal cycle of life and the shedding of antler occurs with no harm coming to the animal.
Antler grows at a very fast rate and is accompanied by a layer of what’s called velvet during the growth period. After the velvet has been worn off the antler then hardens further and takes on the qualities that makes it a tasty treat for dogs.
The reason for dogs liking antler is what’s inside. The outer layer is a bone like material while the inner fibrous part is a form of dry marrow which dogs love. Most importantly the bone and the marrow contain calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, potassium, and phosphorous as well as a very low level of fat being less than 1%.
Aside from the healthy aspects of what’s in antler, they also make for a fun treat for dogs just to chew on. Some breeds of dog which are known to like to chew find antler particularly interesting as the bone part is long wearing and helps clean their teeth. The long wearing nature also makes antler a great addition to a dogs diet without the problems of having to give your pet a new one each day. And add to that the extremely low fat content and you have an ideal treat for your pet.