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The question I field most frequently from customers is what's the difference between whole elk antlers, split elk antlers and deer antlers...and what's the best chew for my dog? Quite often the only antler chew they have been exposed to is what they have seen in their local big box pet store, which is usually farmed whitetail deer antler. All the antler chews we sell come from wild Colorado elk and mule deer antlers that were shed this past season, assuring that the marrow is fresh. Fresh antlers = happy dogs...they can really tell the difference. Below is a breakdown of the three types...

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 With the warming temperatures and the snow line starting to recede here in the Colorado Rockies, elk and deer are starting their annual migration back into the high country from their wintering areas in the valleys. This also signals the time when the bulls and bucks start to drop their antlers in order to start growing a new and larger set. "Shed hunters" also take part in this annual event and log countless miles hiking through the sage flats, forests and mountains searching for these freshly dropped antlers. This is where a quality antler chew starts from...hand picked by these "shed...

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