Tagged "Elk"

New Antler Chew Pictures

As previously mentioned, we have a lot of new photographs of dogs (and their people) with AntlerBone antler dog treats. The images were taken by an awesome photographer named Mira Adwell. Be sure to "Pin" them if you have a Pinterest account, —here are just a few...

Girl sharing antler dog treat

Girl playing with antler chew

Little girl with antler and dog

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Shed Hunting Season! Find Antlers for Dogs

Just a quick reminder to our customers that now is a perfect time to hunt for antler sheds. If you are able to spend some time in the mountains and foothills, keep your eyes peeled for your own antler dog chews. Antlers can be found along game trails, near water sources, and even hanging in trees!

Our inventories continue to increase as our customer base grows so if you aren't able to find the perfect antler for your dog, we've got you covered.

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Antlers for Dogs, Who Knew?

I am constantly surprised by how many people haven't heard of antler dog chews. I was just at the kennel today dropping off our dog Kofi when I asked the girl at the front desk if they sold antlers for dogs. She looked at me funny, so I had to explain the why, what and how. The other girl working immediately exclaimed that she gives them to her dogs all the time. Hopefully it doesn't stay a secret for too long :)

Remember to share this great organic treat with all of your friends and family. Let's get the word out, that antlers for dogs are the best chews money can buy!

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Finding Antler Sheds for Your Dog

Heading out into the great outdoors with the goal to hunt for shed antlers can be an exciting and rewarding adventure. Some people do it for recreation and others do it with commercial interests in mind, —like antler dog chews. If you're wanting to test your luck at finding sheds, here are a few tips to help improve your odds.

Deer and Elk lose their antlers once a year so they can grow new, usually larger antlers. When you see a deer with the soft, furry antlers, those are known as "velvet" antlers.  Deer start growing their velvet antler immediately after shedding their previous antlers.

There is no denying that the the most important factor in having a successful shed hunt is the time of year you go. Most deer shed their antlers between the months of December and March, so as you might expect, this is the ideal time to go. If you go looking for shed antlers too late in the year, there's a chance that the shed antlers will be damaged or eaten by squirrels and rodents.

So where is the best place to look? Easy, where ever the deer are. You can look for signs of deer (bucks especially) such as antler scrapings, droppings, tree rubs, and even deer themselves. Hopefully this will give you an idea on the number and sizes of the bucks in the area. 

Another effective way to track deer is by following trails. Game animals will tend to stay on trails by habit, so by following a trail you have a good chance of coming across some shed antlers. Most important, keep your eyes open. Look not only at the ground, but also at eye level in the trees and branches. It is not uncommon for bucks to lose their antlers in branches when running down a trail.

Another great place to look is at a water source. You have to realize that deer will lose their antlers just about anywhere. There's really no set rule as to where you can find antlers, but start with places where deer are likely to be.

Some antler hunters even use dogs to find them. We all know that their sense of smell is superior to humans, and in turn can find more than what you and I could alone.

Most important, have fun!

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Antlers or Horns?


Have you ever wondered what the difference is between antlers and horns? Horns grow continuously throughout an animals life and are not replaced or regrown if they are damaged or broken off.  The outer surface of horns is composed primarily of keratin, a substance similar to finger nails, and they are nourished by blood vessels within the horn itself.

Antlers are basically just like bone growing from the front of the skull of a deer, elk, or moose. Antlers are usually longer than horns, and have many branches called tines.

Consequently, The next time you marvel at the impressive antlers on a large elk or moose, remember, they took only 3 to 4 months to grow! Pretty quick right? Here's to hoping your dog enjoys his antler dog chews!

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