Rawhide Versus Natural Chews
We will be focusing on our new buffalo horn, and the always popular, deer antler. Chewing is a very natural behavior for dogs, and as dog owners, we should cater to those needs. Chewing releases endorphins and helps clean teeth and gums by removing plaque. Many natural chews have calcium and phosphorus, so they support bone and joint health. The buffalo horn is a sturdy natural chew that is great for tough chewers. The horn has an opening at the base that is perfect for filling with peanut butter to make it even more enticing for your pup! Buffalo horns are also high in protein and low in fat which make them a great option for all dogs.
Deer antlers are an excellent bone for power chewers. Antlers are naturally shed and regrow many times during the deer’s life, and due to their strength, are much less likely to chip or splinter. Antlers are frequently sold in two forms; whole and split. Dogs are tempted to get to the marrow that is within the whole antler while split antlers make it easier for dogs to access that marrow. Like the buffalo horn, antlers are high in protein and low in calories and are a great chew for all dogs.
While considering all the benefits of natural chews, remember anytime you give your dog a chew, you should supervise them as a safety precaution. Michael’s Barkery has both buffalo horns and deer antlers in addition to many other natural chews, so come down and pick out the perfect chew for your dog!