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#1 gizmosmum

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 02:11 PM

Can tortoise be offered deer antler? Would think it's similar to cuttlefish for calcium. Deer antler is bone. Gizmo( dog) got one for Christmas but he doesn't want it!


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:26 PM

No, antlers are far too hard for torts. They would not be able to gain any food value for them. Some vets are advising not to use them for dogs either including my own. My dog chipped a tooth at only six months on one of these and the vet advised I bin it to prevent more damage.
http://www.vetdentis...-dog-chew-toys/

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 07:28 AM

Thanks sue, just an idea, I was considering.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 01:19 PM

Thanks sue, just an idea, I was considering.


I thought they were a good idea for my pup too, until she broke one of her newly emerged beautiful strong teeth. Seems they are just another fad according to the vet. I was well gutted :(




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