Wordless Wednesday – An Elk Antler a Day…

Luna loves to chew.  When she first rescued us, she would purloin various items out of my office with the intent to chew them into oblivion.  She was particularly fond of the mellow, aged 2009 Sharpie with a note of cherry. We wanted Luna to be able to use her energy on something substantial because she blows through bully sticks, and with her dietary restrictions, we didn’t want to give her something that could potentially upset her stomach.  Plus, we wanted her to focus chewing on her own things, and not ours (like my Vans).  Ultimately, we found split elk antler.

I had known about elk antlers, and had seen that the Rescue from where we got her gave them to their greyhounds.  Initially, I bought an uncut antler for Luna, and that was just a bust because she couldn’t get to the marrow.  Then, by happenstance, on one of our many trips to the pet store, I allowed Luna to pick out a “chewy”.  She picked the quartered elk antler, and from that day on, “Boney James” has made the top of the list as one of her favorite chewies.

elk antler for dogs

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Pearly Whites: Those Lovely Greyhound Teeth

dog toothbrushChances are, when you adopted your greyhound, you were warned that they are notorious for their bad teeth.  Some postulate that it’s because, as racers, they were fed high protein, high bacteria food, also known as “4-D” meat – meat that comes from dying, diseased, disabled and dead livestock that has been deemed unfit for human consumption. Others believe that these racers are fed meat of old dairy cows who are no longer productive.  Regardless, it is up to us – as responsible greyhound parents – to care for their teeth and prevent periodontal disease.

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