We're thrilled to be able to review this really cool deer antler chew produced by Doggie Delicacy, a small company based in New York that specializes in antler chews for dogs. We were kindly provided with the deer antler chew to test (see photo directly below), courtesy of our friends at Mr. Chewy.
First, let's chat a bit about how these "chews" are created-and we're pleased to say that they're more created than manufactured. Even though Parental Unit is all about "natural this" and natural that" when it comes to purchasing food or treats for yours truly, she hadn't heard of these chews. The come in a variety of game: deer, elk and moose, and different antler sizes (small, medium, large and extra- large), which you choose depending on the size of your dog. We chose a size medium deer antler for my gnawing pleasure.
And in case you were wondering, they are 100% natural-and what that means in this case is that these antlers are shed naturally by our forest friends and are only from North American deer, elk and moose. They have not been chemically treated, flavored, enhanced, dyed or treated with preservatives. And because antlers are bone, they are rich in minerals and calcium which is good for us canines, in addition to the fun chewing action we get. I even played fetch with mine!
Can I finally get my mouth around this thing, Parental Unit? It smells delicious to me (although odorless to you humans)...
Oh, this is darn tasty.
As you can see, I clearly enjoyed chewing on my antler bone, and Parental Unit is happy because, well, it really is "natural" and besides that (to put it bluntly), no animals had to be killed to make something for me to chew on... So we give "Doggie Delicacy" deer antler chews an enthusiastic four paws and two thumbs up!
We extend a big fat thank-you to our favorite online pet retailer, Mr. Chewy, for letting us try this product! And if you want to purchase them for your pooch, just check out Mr. Chewy's page dedicated to Doggie Delicacy selections.