Chewing releases, feel-good chemicals from the brain and keeps dogs happy, busy and using up energy. Stagbars last longer than any other dog chew on the market longer than rawhide chews or compacted vegetable starch chews. They wear down slowly with the grinding action of the dogs teeth and saliva, into tasty morsels. Eventually, the dry marrow is exposed as a lovely treat when the outside has been worn away.
Stagbars don't contain nylon like some long lasting chews. They are not an empty chew like rawhide and contain important minerals.
Ash 53%, Phosphorous 10g/100g, Protein 32%, Magnesium 26mg/100g, Moisture 14%, Iron 998ppm, Fat 0.1%, Sodium 0.4%, Fibre 3%, Potassium 0.02%, Calcium 21g/100g.
Because it is a natural product and impossible to achieve uniformity in each size category, there are many occasions that a medium will look longer (and thinner) than a large which might be fatter and shorter. However, it is the weight that decides the category, not the length or girth. Product images demonstrate the natural variations in size within each size category.
Just like with any chew, buying the right size for your dog is important. For example, whilst a toy dog could take on an extra large Stagbar, it would serve no benefit at all and would be quite overwhelming for the dog. Likewise, a giant breed should not be given a small Stagbar. So here is a guide to buying the right size.
Small (50g) - suitable for toy dogs
Medium (75g) - suitable for small to medium dogs
Large (150g) - suitable for medium to large dogs
Extra Large (225g) - suitable for large to giant breeds or dogs with strong jaws
Jumbo (350g) - suitable for very, very big dogs or very, very strong chewers
Make sure your dog is gnawing on the antler chew and not trying to break it in half. Don't hold the antler chew for him as this may cause him to bear down on it. Leave it for him to work out how to enjoy it. Please don't leave Stagbars outside in the elements, where other creatures can get to them, to safeguard your dog's health.
Like any dog chew, the following is very important: To avoid a choking risk, take the Stagbar away from your dog once it gets worn down to a small enough size that your dog could easily swallow. Always supervise your dog when chewing the Stagbar.
The antler from which these bars are made are DEFRA approved and arrive with Health Certification and samples are sent to a UK laboratory for bacterial level checks.