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01-28-2013, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by falnfenix
fresh antlers should be fine...and less likely to shatter than the ones you get from the store. don't stick them in the dishwasher, this can contribute to drying them out and making them brittle.
that thought never crossed my mind. I guess they do get kinda gross with all that dog slob!
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01-28-2013, 09:43 PM
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Some of the deer in my neighborhood rest in the empty lots that flank both sides of my house. They shed their antlers by rubbing them off on the branches, logs, etc. I have a small pile of them next to my garage because I thought my dogs might prefer the fresh ones to the store-bought, processed antlers. No dice.
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01-31-2013, 04:57 PM
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I've been giving my dogs natural antlers for awhile, my brother in law gives them to his apbt too. What I do is a very simple process, I cut the antler from the skull cap of its still attatched, I boil some water that I have added BBQ sauce to, then I "dip" them in the water for no more than 20 seconds just to kill any wierd bacteria that might be on them, don't boil too long though they will become brittle. I have done this for about two years now (wookie loves them) and it takes Stella a few months to get through one, she is a power chewer too! I feel like washing in soap seems to make the dogs un-interested.
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