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Where Do Antler Dog Chews Come From?

April 10, 2018

Every year mature male elk grow and shed a set of antlers. As the antlers begin to grow in the springtime they are soft, filled with vessels, and covered in a skin called velvet. As the animals’ hormones fluctuate with mating season the antlers start to harden at the base where the antler meets the skull, cutting off the blood supply to the velvet and causing it to fall off. During mating season the fully hardened antlers are used to mark the animals territory and spar with other males; both of which help determine male dominance within the herd. After mating season ends in winter these antlers are shed naturally by the animal. If left in the wild, these antlers are chewed on by squirrels, chipmunks, birds, mink, beaver, and even wolves who all enjoy the nutritional benefits antlers have to offer.

Each Summit Antler Chews antler is a cut piece of 100% all natural shed antler from north American elk, deer, or moose. These chews are all natural and unprocessed. Better than raw or cooked bone, these chews are more durable and longer lasting to stand up to even the most energetic chewers. Unlike  rawhide, these chews are not only 100% digestible, they provide nutrients unparalleled in any manufactured product. 

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