Archives for the day Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Palette’s note:Caribou Antlers

 ** Updated area in red

 Have you ever wondered if you could actually see how other dogs are enjoying the treats and chews? Not just pictures,but in video so that you can actually HEAR and feel the treats’ textures?

 I have started series titled “Palette’s Note”, which you can read about products detail and see video clips from Palette’s taste test.

 This time,I like to put out detail on Caribou Antlers.


Palette enjoys her Caribou Antler with wet nose…

 In the previous entry titled ” Long lasting chews/recreational bones for dogs, I wrote about what Deer Antlers are, and how much I love (and of course, how much our  stumpy little dog “Palette” the Corgi loves) those Antlers for long lasting chew.

 To recap, Deer Antlers is the Deer horn if you will.Deers shed Antlers once a year and, they are harvested for dogs to chew on.

 Our Deer Antlers come from Domestic free-range Deer/Elk and, comes with different thickness,texture,color,shapes( Some are branched out two ways,some are straight, some are different shapes), and length and it gives your dogs more variety of fun to chew on. No Deer antlers would come exactly the same. You can see the L size of Deer Antler picture below,and see those 3 Antlers are not exactly the same shapes.

 We have 6 sizes available; XS (2″-4″),S (3″-6″), M (4″-7″), L (5″-10″),XL (6″-10″), and XXL (6″-12″).

** Antler size is determined by the weight of the Antlers,not length.

Deer Antlers “L size”…

 I have found these long lasting chew “Deer Antlers” almost 4 years ago. I was not sure if Palette would enjoy it,but she was hooked with these Deer Antlers and goes back to Antlers religiously 2 times a day,each about 15 minutes chewing session and despite the fact that how much she enjoy gnawing so much and going back to Antlers daily,it has been lasting more than 1 year. Same Deer Antlers are being chewed for so long.

 She likes to carry the Deer Antlers around the house and gnaws on different spots. If you were giving bully sticks for long lasting chews,you would be spending much more money on them.

 Bully sticks are fun and nice snack but 6″ long bully stick for our 32lb Corgi lasts about 20-30 minutes and gone for most of the times. When we gave Free Range Moo! Odor free supreme bully sticks 6″ to her, it lasted 2 days but it still is much shorter time than the time she can spend more time on the same Antler.

 Antlers have no odor,no stains,no splinter like smoked bones (chewing grinds down rather than chunk off from the Antlers), and it provides natural minerals etc..

 I would imagine calories dogs would consume by chewing Antlers would be very low compared to the total calories from bully sticks they would consume during the same period of times.

 I like the fact that the Antlers I got 4 years ago are still being enjoyed by our dog as much as she did before and,it really was worth the cost for me. And,of course, there is nothing artificial in it. This is the reason why I started offering the Deer Antlers for others.

  Over the years, I have heard from satisfied happy furriends about their experience on their Deer Antlers.

 Then, I have come across other kind of Antlers recently,and decided to let Palette try out the new kind of Antlers; “Caribou Antlers”. Since she was 5 paws up and, I liked it, I have decided to offer those to others as well.

 Caribou Antler..

Variety of Caribou Antler shapes..

 These Caribou Antlers are harvested in USA, after Antlers were shed each year. As you can see, unlike Deer Antlers, some of the Caribou Antlers are flat and some are round straight Antlers.

 One thing that is unique about it is density. Caribou Antlers are lighter in weight and,especially with flat ones are light in density. 

 Side edge of Caribou Antlers is sanded a little,but if you prefer, you can sand the edge more for your dogs to chew on.

 If you were looking for variety of shapes for your dogs to enjoy, and if your dogs were aggressive chewers, Deer Antlers would be the better pick due to light density of the Caribou Antler.

 If you were looking for a little different kind of chews, and if your dogs were moderate chewers,Caribou Antlers are good addition to your dogs’ chews they already have.

 If you have older dogs that like to chew things, then Caribou Antlers would be good one for them to chew on too.

 Lets watch how she gnaws on her Caribou Antler below.

 Palette and Caribou Antler

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 Can you see how much she is into gnawing the Caribou Antler? She is very busy working on her Caribou Antlers

 At the very end of the video, she puts her head side way and licked her Caribou Antler and paused a few second and licked the Caribou Antler and,you could not see her face but her eyes were narrowed as if she is really enjoying the deliciousness a.k.a. “U-ma-mi” and she looked cute.

 After a while, she decided that she would like to herd the Caribou Antler by tossing it in the air, woof at them and runs around the Antler.

 It was very funny and I was trying to capture her strange act with video,but as I brought camera with me, she sat nicely and I could not tape her act.

 Someday, if I could succeeded taping her herding act, I would update this entry with the video.

 She loves to herd the Caribou Antler in addition to her chewing satisfaction time. I sometime hear thumping sound upstairs when she does zoomie plus herding Caribou Antlers and she entertains our family with that.

 Just like Deer Antlers, as your dogs chews on Caribou Antlers, it gets grind down. Below is the picture of her Caribou Antler after being chewed a while. You can see it is grind down a tiny little rather than chewed off some pieces from the Caribou Antler.

 Hers happened to be 7″ long straight one and, she got a lot more to go to chew on. I am not sure how long it would last, but definitely lot longer than bully sticks. So far, she chewed on the Caribou Antler for 4 months.


Palette’s Caribou Antler after being chewed…

 I wrote Palette’s Deer Antler has been enjoyed for more than 1 year, but how long it would last for your dogs will be depending on dogs’ jaws ability to chew and how long they spend on it.

 Since she got many kind of Antlers to
choose from, time she spends on each Antler is less than before. Just
yesterday,she picked “Antler with some velvet left on” to chew on, and
today, she is carrying Moose Antler around and I saw her chewing while
we were watching TV.

 What kind of Antler she would chew tomorrow?  I am not sure. Only
Palette knows, but I can tell you that she enjoys all Antlers we carry at Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen
with wet nose

 Please observe how they chew and if they were putting their whole body weight on Antlers and trying to break into half, please take it away.It is not the good chew for them.

 As with any chews,supervise your dog. And when it gets small enough for dogs to swallow,please take it away.

 It is always good practice to wash the Antlers with warm soapy water thoroughly before handing them to your dogs.

 Please note that Caribou Antlers does not come as many variety of shapes,colors,textures as Deer Antlers. No branched out like Deer Antlers.

 One same Antlers can provide Palette so much fun,and I am sure you can clearly see how much she loves it.

What is Dad doing over there??

Curious to go check out,but I do not want to leave my precious Caribou Antler here..



Mom, I am getting tired….

B.U.T…. I won’t stop!

I am busy. Talk to my paws,please.

Mom,why are you laughing at me?

Okay, I be taking break..

I brought my precious Caribou Antler with me and laying on it…

 Have you got Caribou Antlers yet?

 Join Palette’s secret Caribou Antlers club. Palette would enjoy Caribou Antler pawty with other furry friends!

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