VitaChewzTM is the hardest antler dog chew that we make. The pieces are about 6 inches in length, keeping a dog occupied for days. Antler dog chews have the nutrients they need.
Deer Antler Mineral Analysis
- Approximate % or PPM -
Iron.......... 38-42 PPM
Potassium... 970-980 PPG
Zinc.......... 62-65 PPM
Why choose AntlerChewzTM:
- They last much longer than rawhide.
- Are low in calories unlike pig ears and similar treats
- Are all natural with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives like starch based treat
- They contain minerals which are good for your pet
- Are odorless and will not splinter easily like livestock bones
- Help clean your dog's teeth
Deer shed their antlers naturally so no deer ever need to be hurt or killed for their antlers. It is a natural resource, renewable and environmentally sound. 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. 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. The antlers fall off in winter.
Studies have definitively confirmed that the chondroitin sulfate in velvet antler actually "helps restore joint function". Antler velvet's nutrients, such as glycosamino glycans, calcium, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, contribute to joint support and relieving inflammation. Recently however, research has established that the high level of chondroitin sulfate found in velvet antler acts like a "liquid magnet" attracting fluid into the proteoglycan molecules to ultimately help support animal cartilage. This is critical because this fluid acts as a spongy shock absorber and attracts nutrients into the cartilage. Without this fluid, cartilage becomes malnourished, drier and more fragile.
*Antlers chews make wonderful chews for dogs, but just like with any dog chew; it is important to supervise your dog.