Can 8 week old puppies have antlers? Expert Advice

Is it safe to leave antler in dog crate?

While most veterinarians advise staying away from antlers for dogs, if you do choose to give your dog an antler, it is a good idea to supervise him while your dog chews on it (or any chew toy).

Buffalo Horns for Puppies? It’s a good idea to avoid giving your puppy buffalo horns while they still have their deciduous teeth. Puppy teeth are more fragile than adult teeth, and therefore at a higher risk of breaking when chewing on hard things.

Antlers are natural products, and if they have been prepared properly, they should not contain anything nasty that can be toxic to your dog or make them sick. However, chewing antlers can still make your dog unwell.

Are antlers good for teething puppies?

Deer antlers are good treats for puppies, especially when they are teething to relieve the discomfort of their adult teeth coming through. They must be provided with caution though, as puppies are more at risk of swallowing objects.

Can I give my puppy an antler?

We wouldn’t advise giving a puppy a tough chew like an antler if they’re just beginning the teething process.

At around two weeks of age, the puppy’s teeth – sometimes referred to as ‘milk teeth’ – begin to emerge. These will continue to grow in until the pup is eight-weeks old. Puppy teeth are considered to be deciduous teeth as they are only temporary and are designed to eventually make way for permanent adult-doggo-teeth. This mean, while they bite everything every in their site, the best treats for puppies keep them occupied as well as ease their teething ache.

The antler is just too tough at that youthful age.

Once your puppy is nearing the six-month age period, you should try introducing them to antlers. The solid shape and structure of antlers can aid in gently encouraging puppy teeth to vacate, giving room for grown-up pearly whites to sprout. Just like with adult dogs, supervision is vital when treating with antlers.

But if your puppy is already showing signs of having an over-the-top chewing style, there might be more appropriate treats that carry less risk of cracking puppy canines.

If your puppy just can’t go without antlers the safest option is smaller. The split varieties that require less grunt work to get to the good stuff – and you can stuff ’em with softer, denser chews to occupy them for longer!

Can I take my 8 week old puppy outside?

Deer Antlers are like all-natural, super-chew magic. Whilst they’ve been around almost forever (well, as long as deer have been) they’ve recently become a staple of pet stores everywhere in a smorgasbord of shapes, sizes, colours and textures. From cap to tip, split or whole, small or large: antlers are a treat with incredible variety.

Being connoisseurs of fine dog treats, we figured it was time to bring the spotlight on this chew of champions. Deer antlers might be the treat your doggo’s been chewing in his dreams.