Thread: Antlers?
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:27 AM  
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Default Re: Antlers?

The verdict with bones of any kind from actual raw feeders with proper knowledge is not even blanching. Even a bit of heat treating makes them prone to splintering, and even if it is a smaller level than long periods of heat treating it is not worth the risk.

I would remove any boiled or otherwise heat treated antlers immediately, and give up on any amount of heat treating. It is not safe, even if one website is in favor of blanching. Boiled bones in bone broth are softer, yes, but that doesn't make them safe for pets to chew on either as they are still prone to splintering which is extremely dangerous for any pet. Also keep in mind that wild animals often get into things that are definitely not safe for our pets to be ingesting, so it isn't always the best idea to rely on what wild animals are chewing on or eating.
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