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Offline 7mmfan

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Sheds for dog bones
« on: April 06, 2012, 08:22:34 AM »
Anyone else here do this? I'm watching my lab right now chew on a solid 2-pt that she found. Good mature horns last a long time, are free, (technically) and are additive free! Prior to this I chopped up a skinny 3 pt into 4 sections and she worked on the for almost 6 months. She loves them and I think it has helped her develop a nose for them out in the woods.
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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 08:30:48 AM »
Not me. I have a ton of 1+ year old sheds that aren't worth displaying. I should get a dog so he can chew on them  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 09:03:19 AM »
If they swallow a splinter, it can and will perforate intestine.......

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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 09:20:46 AM »
If they swallow a splinter, it can and will perforate intestine.......
is that any different than a beef bone from the t-bone that got eaten the night before?

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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 09:25:13 AM »
Any cooked bone is an absolute no no, as stated above it will splinter. Chicken bones are teh worst. Raw bones are perfectly fine. Antler I would say there is a chance it would splinter . If you have ever gone through this with a dog its not fun or pretty .




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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 10:03:27 AM »
I've seen then for sale at our local pet store as dog treats.  They should be a good source of calcium and promote healthy stong bones. :tup:

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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 10:10:59 AM »
they sell them at my local pet store they are about $15 for about an 8 inch piece of elk antler

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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 11:54:08 AM »
I used to give them to my golden retriever all the time. She loved them and never had a problem


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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 04:17:31 PM »
I've seen then for sale at our local pet store as dog treats.  They should be a good source of calcium and promote healthy stong bones. :tup:

Ive also heared that people grid up antlers for an aphrodisiac....  Hope that doesnt make peoples dogs hump thier legs  :chuckle:  :chuckle:  :chuckle:  :yike:

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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 04:20:59 PM »
Hope the don't do it any more than they do already...


Man that makes me think of Chevy Chase and summer vacation......Ah just better let 'em finish...sometimes he gets on there and it's a "B" to pry 'em off.
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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012, 08:30:46 PM »
I give my parents old elk sheds that I find every year for their lab to chew on.  I just cut theminto 8-10 inch pieces and he loves them and hasn't had any problems with splinters.

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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 08:39:03 AM »
I have a chocolate lab that loves to chew on old sheds.

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Re: Sheds for dog bones
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 09:02:44 AM »
I bought some pieces of some racks with velvet still on them when I was at the Puyallup sportsman's show this year.  The both selling them said the have noticed the dogs love the horns and really like them with velvet still on them.  My dog LOVES them.