Naturally Shed Antlers are Nature's Perfect Dog Chew

Elk, Deer, Moose, and other antlered mammals shed their antlers annually.

This process is due to hormone fluctuations which stimulate the shedding of antlers and the re-growth of new ones.

Elk typically shed their antlers in late March and throughout April.

Elk begin the process of re-growing a very similar shaped rack immediately after shedding.

During this amazing growing process, an elk’s antler can grow up to 2” per day.

The new living antler is covered in a fuzzy skin called velvet, until the antler quits growing and hardens at summers' end then blood supplies are cut off and the velvet dies.

Bulls then rub the shedding velvet on trees and shrubs to help slough it off revealing new white antler.

Throughout the fall season Elk rub their racks on trees and shrubs, which gives the antler their beautiful natural color. Where no trees are available, the antler can remain light in color.

The size and shape of an antler is dependent the quality and availability of food, the particular animals health, genetics and maturity.

In contrast to Antler, the horn grown by a Buffalo or Bighorn sheep does not fall off

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