Updated: Mar 16
In this post were going to break down the main differences between elk and deer for dog chews.
Deer and elk antlers are similar in how they grow, that they only grow on the males of the species, and that they shed each year in the springtime.
Elk antler is a far superior dog chew because it is larger than deer antlers. The diameter of an elk antler allows for it have much more marrow than deer chews which results in more flavor for your dog.
Most importantly, the thicker pieces of the elk antler is safer for your dog because your dog is less likely to attempt to snap the antler. The problem is that the antler will not snap and your dog might hurt thier teeth. The thicker elk antlers cannot be leveraged the same way by your dog and your dog will inherently chew it more safely.