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Getting Back to Nature August 22 2015

Here at Silver Gate Antlers we launched our summer season by attending a variety of local fairs and farmer's markets. This gave us the opportunity to interact with our customers on a more personal level, as well as find out what some of the most frequently asked questions are when it comes to antler dog chews. Without a doubt the most commonly asked question we've heard from our customers is, "Do dogs really chew on these??".

Nowadays, walking into your local pet store or pet section at the supermarket can be overwhelming. The aisles are lined with a variety of rubber, nylon or plastic chew toys, all of which are brightly colored and have been molded into trendy shapes to attract the consumer. For those of us who want to give our four-legged friends a more healthy chew, we move on to the natural aisles. Here awaits another world of confusion. Rawhide, hooves, ears, snouts, bully sticks….the list goes on and on. Although many of these chews can be great for your dog, in the end it really depends on where they are made and how they are processed. And since most are served out of a bulk container with no packaging or tags, you can never be sure. Many of today's “all natural” chews come out of brazil and are preserved in formaldehyde prior to processing, let's repeat that, Formaldehyde! YUCK!!!

So to answer the aforementioned question, “Do dogs really chew on these?” The simple answer is YES, most dogs with a natural instinct to chew will indeed chew on a Silver Gate Antler. In fact, we make two different varieties to satisfy both the aggressive and the non-aggressive chewer alike.

Silver Gate Antlers Whole Antler Dog Chews
These chews are great for aggressive chewers. They are natural, unsplit pieces of antler cut into various lengths to accomodate all dog sizes.
Silver Gate Antlers Split Antler Dog Chews
These antlers are designed for fussy or less aggressive chewers. The antler has been split in half, therefore making it easier for your dog to get to the tasty marrow inside the bone.

And there you have it folks. Our chews are proudly Made AND Sourced in the USA with virtually no processing (other than cutting and sanding), and dogs love them! Treat your dog to a Silver Gate Antler today!