Why Are Antlers Great Natural Dog Chews?

Why Do Antler Chews Make Great Natural Dog Chews?

Durable, long-lasting, low odour, great for promoting dental hygiene, and providing plenty of mental stimulation are just a few of the key reasons deer antlers make an ideal yet healthy option to satisfy a dog's natural instinct to chew.

With some customer testimonials stating an antler chew can last their dog up to a year, it can justify the investment for all those hours of chewing fun it will provide! 

Are Any Deer Harmed in the Making of These Chews?

With regards to G&W Antler Chews; the answer is NO! You may be surprised to learn that deer actually shed and regrow their antlers annually in a fascinating process governed by seasonal hormonal changes. Each spring, deer will naturally drop their antler racks, which can then be gathered from the forest floor without causing any harm or distress to the animals.

If you would like to find out some fascinating facts and an in-depth background to G&W antler dog chews, head on over to our All About Amazing Antler Page

At Green & Wild's, we work closely with UK and European suppliers to ethically source all our deer antlers from managed herds and forests as part of sustainable harvest programs. The fallen antlers go through a simple cleaning and cutting process, with absolutely no artificial flavours, preservatives, chemicals, or additives. Just 100% pure, natural antler!

What Makes Green & Wild's Antler Chews Special?

We only use premium  AA and A grade antlers for our natural dog chews. These are the finest quality….not all antler chews are the same!

  • Only premium grade, naturally shed antlers from wild roaming deer
  • Hand cut and sand finished on all edges
  • Hand drilled with eco-friendly twine and labels
  • Stringent quality control


Sooo What's the Difference Between our Chews?

All of our Original Antler Chews are sourced from Red Deer. They are available in six different sizes and are the most durable. There's even an extra tough option with a burr for the toughest and heaviest of chewers!

Easy Antler Chews are also sourced from Red Deer. They are available in five different sizes and are specially designed for young puppies, older dogs or 'lazy' chewers. With this in mind, they've been hand-cut lengthways to expose the insides of the antler which contain the highly nutritious (and we have it on good authority), very tasty marrow.

Fallow Antler Chews are sourced from (as the name suggests) Fallow Deer. These are available in four sizes and provide a superior yet slightly softer antler chew - great for older puppies and softer chewers. These are a slice of the antler rack.



Which Antler Chew is Most Suitable for a Puppy?

While generally safe for dogs of all ages and breeds, deer antlers do make tough and durable chews.

For that reason, we typically recommend starting puppies between 4 and 6 months old on an easy antler chew. The smaller size helps prevent any risk of a choking hazard and allows your puppy to work up to larger antler chews as their jaws strengthen.

Easy Antlers are also great "first" chews to let your pup get accustomed to the unique texture and taste of antler by allowing easy access to the nutritious inner marrow. Once they've mastered the basics, you can feel confident sizing up to our original or fallow antler chews which are suitable for more aggressive chewers.

No matter which variety you choose, deer antlers offer a safe, highly digestible alternative to animal bones, rawhide, or synthetic chew toys. The hard surface helps scrape away plaque and tartar, keeping your pup's teeth and gums healthy while satisfying their urge to chomp.

A High-Quality Natural Dog Chew

If you're on the hunt for an ethical, sustainable, and high-quality, healthy dog chew that doesn't rely on artificial additives or intensive processing, deer antlers could be the perfect solution.

Not only do these 100% natural antler chews provide hours of mental stimulation and dental care benefits, but you can feel good knowing they come from a renewable source as part of the deer's natural cycle.

At Green & Wild's, we're proud to partner with ethical suppliers to bring you the finest quality, responsibly sourced antler chews in a range of whole, split, and sliced options to suit every breed and life stage.

Give your furry friend the gift of "natural dog chews" they deserve while embracing a more sustainable future – it's a win-win!

It is always advisable to supervise your dog with any type of Antler Chew and make sure they have access to plenty of water. Chewing can be very thirsty work!

Ready to make the switch to "healthy dog chews" that are as ethical as they are engaging? Explore our full collection of antler chews here and join thousands of other eco-conscious pet owners who've gone wild for nature's perfect chew.