03-05-2012, 01:01 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GTA, Ontario
The only chew toy that Lucy seems to not destroy in five minutes is a deer antler.
Today I bought her one that seems to be sliced in half. Her old one was 'whole' in that it was fully rounded and the hard part of the antler went all the way around. This one I got today seems to have the soft part exposed for chewing. It looks sorta like bone marrow does inside a bone. This soft part is breaking off into small bits when she chews it. It is not splintering or breaking off into chunks that would choke her, just little crumb like pieces. Again, it is very similar to what marrow looks like to me.
Is the middle of a deer antler safe for consumption? Do I need to worry about these bits that she can bite off? At first I think it should be okay and that why they offer the style of antler that is sliced down the middle.