Frequently Asked Questions

All the elk antlers we use to create our products are shed naturally by elk living in local elk farms each year. We travel to the elk farms to collect sheds. After collection, we bring them to our facility where Jason cuts them down to the proper chewing length for your dog. All of our elk antler products are made with only one ingredient: elk antler. We never add chemicals or preservatives. All sharp edges are sanded to give your dog the safest and most enjoyable chewing experience out there!

Dogs have been chewing antlers for thousands of years. It’s in your dog’s DNA to enjoy them! Elk antler chews are a healthy alternative to synthetic and commercially-produced products.


Are elk antler chews safe for dogs?

Yes! Dogs are born chewers and antlers satisfy this natural need. Our elk antler chews are a great alternative to substitutes you might find in pet stores, such as rawhide, plastic, or silicone chews. Antlers are not only safe, they offer many health benefits and are packed with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.

Why do dogs like chewing on elk antlers?

Antlers are a great choice for a dog chew, and here's why: natural instinct. A dog's natural instinct is to seek and chew bones. Antler is bone. However, it's important to note that it is not like skeletal bones in that it does not have a soft center, making it nearly impossible for your dog to break or splinter.

Your dog has a natural chewing need, inherited from its wolf ancestors. Chewing on elk antlers releases positive brain chemicals like endorphins (or happy hormones). Elk antler chews keep your dog happy and provides them with a feeling of peace and well-being.

Which is better for dogs: deer or elk antlers?

Elk antler is a far superior dog chew because it is larger than deer antler. The diameter of an elk antler allows it have much more marrow than a deer antler. This results in more flavor for your dog

Can puppies have elk antlers?

Yes, puppies as young as eight weeks old can enjoy antlers. Antlers are an especially good choice during the teething stage when puppies crave chews that will last a long time.

Will elk antler chews clean my dog's teeth?

Antlers are meant to be consumed over time by a gnawing action. With that action comes the removal of plaque and tartar on their teeth. As a result, regular antler chewing does an amazing job keeping the teeth clean. Don’t be alarmed if you see a little blood on the antler. Blood is a sign of tartar removal. All it means is that the antler is doing its job!

Want to know more?

If you'd like to know more about elk antler and its properties, check out our History of Antler Velvet page. Or get in touch with us directly. We'd be happy to answer questions!