Deluxe Naturals

Our Antler Cuts and Sizes

We spend hours researching dog’s chewing behaviors! Different dogs provide us important information about our line of products. Based on in-depth studies, and listening our customers’ feedback, we have created an easy to follow chart of what size dogs prefer when it comes to their favorite, tasty chews!

 

Our Cuts:

The most important thing to consider when selling antler chews, is creating a product that is both tasty and long-lasting. One customer stated “You can chew a chewing gum for an hour, but if it loses the flavor in the first five minutes, it’s not joyful to chew it for the rest of the hour!” The same concept can apply to the idea of making dog chews. Our goal is always to create a product that keeps its flavor along the way.

With that in mind, our cuts are categorized into 2 main categories:

Calcium Stick

No dog can resist this mouthwatering Calcium Stick elk antler chew. We carefully select the larger pieces from our whole antler chews and slice each into 4 quarters of a circle stick. We call it Calcium Stick because it is designed specifically so your dog maximize the intake of the natural calcium from the marrow when chewing it. This chew is good for growing puppies in need of rich calcium for their diet, or for senior dogs who prefer a softer chew

This cut is for gentle chewers.
It's a split antler letting the marrow inside exposed.
Chew up faster than our "Whole" cut, but it has more flavor (more marrow), your dog can enjoy more.

Calcium Stick is designed for these sizes of dogs:

 12-20 lb dogs (Approx. length of 3.5 to 4.5 inches with a perimeter (girth) of 1.5 to 2 inches)

 12-20 lb dogs (Approx. length of 4.5 to 5.5 inches with a perimeter (girth) of 2 to 2.5 inches)

 20-50 lb dogs (Approx. length of 5.5 to 6.5 inches with a perimeter (girth) of 2.5 to 3 inches)

 50-90 lb dogs (Approx. length of 6.5 to 7.5 inches with a perimeter (girth) of 3 to 3.5 inches)

 90 lb or larger dogs (Approx. length of 7.5 to 8.5 inches with a perimeter (girth) of 3.5 to 4 inches


Whole Antler Chew

This is probably the most common cut you can find in the market. It is a chewing bar with limited marrow expose on each end of the bar. We categorized them based on the circumference and lengths for different sizes of dogs. As you can see, this is truly the whole cut! Very little has been trimmed from the original antler. By doing this, we are able to keep 90% of the texture and flavor from its original antler form.

This cut is suitable for moderate and aggressive chewers.
It has approximately 10% of surface exposure of marrow.
It lasts the longest among all our cuts.

Whole Antler Chew is designed for these sizes of dogs:

 12 lb or less dog (Approx. length of 3.5 to 4.5 inches)

 12-20 lb or less dog (Approx. length of 4.5 to 5.5 inches)

 20-50 lb dogs (Approx. length of 5.5 to 6.5 inches)

 50-90 lb dogs (Approx. length of 6.5 to 8 inches)

 90 lb or larger dogs (Approx. length of 8 to 10 inches)