Frequently Asked Questions
Why Summit Antler Chews?
Our values as a company are to provide your dogs with the same high-quality healthy dog chew that we would give our own dogs. We strive for excellent customer service and every antler that ships from our facility have been visually checked by its founders to ensure quality and consistency. We buy only naturally shed antlers to make sure that no deer, moose or elk are harmed for the purpose of harvesting their antlers. We support local and national wildlife organizations with the mission of protecting animal populations and their habitat as well as shelters and pet adoption agencies.
Split vs. Whole- Which should I choose?
Wholes will always last longer than splits, but most dogs prefer splits to whole antlers because it gets them right to the good stuff! So for the value, wholes are a better option but if your main objective is to provide your dog with a great tasting treat that will give them a great teeth cleaning splits are a great option! For a blog post with a more in depth answer, please click this
How long do they last?
This really depends on how hard of a chewer your pup is, but you can expect your antler chew to last as long as a nylon bone would last him/her. But unlike nylon, these antlers are 100% digestible and filled with calcium, glucosamine, and phosphorus.
What are the benefits of antlers?
Antlers are made of calcium and phosphorus. This makes the antlers easy on your dog's stomach and can even sooth pre-existing conditions. Additionally, they are naturally stock full of glucosamine and iron, making these chews excellent for your dog's joints and bones. Chewing these antlers also cleans your dog's teeth better than manufactured products. Lastly, because of the composition and density of the antler that differs from bone, these chews will not splinter making them a safer, longer-lasting alternative to other chew toys.
Where do they come from?
Summit Antler Chews sources only the highest quality naturally shed antlers from the USA. For more information on the nature of elk, deer, moose, and how they grow their antlers please see the
About Antlers page.