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Post by albie7 on Fri Nov 09 2012, 20:15

We have been looking for a toy for Deez to chew, but he has completely destroyed everything placed infront of him, in a matter of minutes. We have found he likes playing rope, with a GIANT rope, about a metre long, and thicker than my wrist, but the best thing we have found are Stag Bars, which are antlers that come in various sizes, we have gone for extra large. He loves it!! They are not cheap, they are £10.99 from pets at home. I know I probably could get them cheaper online, but i like to look at the size and shape and choose the one that looks the most durable. He seems really happy with his antler, so just thought I would share this on the board.
This board has really given us some helpful tips about our rescue staffy, so just wanted to pass on something.
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Post by janey on Fri Nov 09 2012, 20:22



Stag bars come highly recommended here thumbs up
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Post by Jackieb on Fri Nov 09 2012, 20:23

My 2 love their stag bars, expensive But they last ages !

I give my 2 theirs for an hour or so a day, soon as I get them out they mediately sit down, hold their paw out !

Best things for dogs x
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Post by Guest on Fri Nov 09 2012, 20:26

Thank you Albie! Stag bars have been recommended on various threads here.

The problem I have had is convincing my 10 month old pup that it is worth playing with!

As I have posted elsewhere, maybe where I went wrong was buying a "medium size" stag bar from PAH, which is quite thin and has two prongs, which I though would be more fun (no, says Kuchar).

I am considering buying him a larger size without prongs but more marrow, in the hope that he will become as enthralled with it as other Staffs seem to be! However, as you say, they are not cheap and it may, just may, be like standing over a drain and tipping a £10 note down it.

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Post by albie7 on Fri Nov 09 2012, 20:28

It took Deez alittle while at first, think the marrow might need warming up? He would have a little go, and leave it alone again. To get Deez interested to start with we put a bit of natural yoghurt in the ends, that seemed to get him going with it!
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Post by Jackieb on Fri Nov 09 2012, 20:29

Smear some peanut butter on it, guaranteed he won't wanna leave it alone after !!!

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Post by Kathy on Sat Nov 10 2012, 08:29

Ohhhhh Stag Bar praying thank you whoever thought of it in the first place, excellent idea, Rocky loves his too. He has about 3 of them rolling about the floor around here somewhere Laughing
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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 10 2012, 09:03

Stag bars are actually quite well priced at PAH , I paid about the same on line

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Post by Joj on Sat Nov 10 2012, 09:45

Have got ben one for xmas after reading about them on here - think ive got the wrong size though as its quite small - guess it wont last that long, will get a bigger one next tome if he likes it.
Have you tried a gonuts? Got him one a few weeks ago (again after reading on here Big Grin ) it hasnt even got a tooth mark in it and they will replace it if it gts chewed to the red centre. He will destroy any toy in minutes, so am really impresed so far.
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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 10 2012, 10:06

new Staffy owner wrote:The problem I have had is convincing my 10 month old pup that it is worth playing with!

As I have posted elsewhere, maybe where I went wrong was buying a "medium size" stag bar from PAH, which is quite thin and has two prongs, which I though would be more fun (no, says Kuchar).

Moo didn't want to know hers at first either, so Janey did what they recommend on the Stag Bar site, which was to soak overnight in cold water. After that, if I remember right, Moo loved it!

From the site....

In the very unlikely event that your dog isn't interested in chewing the Stagbar, try rubbing it with sandpaper or a nail file. If your dog still isn't interested in it, try smearing on a small amount of peanut butter or honey, or soaking it overnight in water in the refrigerator. Remember, Stagbars are incredibly long-lasting so you may find your dog leaves and goes back to the antler chew many times before it’s finished.

http://www.puredog.co.uk/stagbar-antler-dog-chews.php

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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 10 2012, 18:36

Thanks Caryll, gonna try the soaking thing ....

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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 11 2012, 17:50

Update on the soaking experiment - it has worked !

I can't say Kuchar won't leave his stag bar alone now, but he certainly gave it a good go today - I think the marrow got softened a bit and he has been trying to get at it, and the antler around the marrow holes shows definite teeth and chew marks now.

Thank you Caryll for an excellent tip!

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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 11 2012, 23:29

Suki loves hers

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Post by reuben on Thu Nov 15 2012, 18:35


Must try the soaking tip. Bacchus gets bored with his pretty quickly. As well as the peanut butter, honey etc. another worth trying is a couple of drops of salmon oil in each end (available from Fish4 dogs) keeps his attention for a short time and the omega 3 is good for him.
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Post by linda65 on Tue Nov 20 2012, 21:42

Is it safe to give dogs antlers to chew on my partner shot a stag in the roar and a friend was wanting an antler for her dog.

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Post by Guest on Wed Nov 21 2012, 18:52

linda65 wrote:Is it safe to give dogs antlers to chew on my partner shot a stag in the roar and a friend was wanting an antler for her dog.

Yes I guess so - the ones we get here in Blighty are all cut up but they look pretty raw (unless anyone knows any different).

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