Quantcast

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bully Sticks For Dogs - Friend Or Foe?

are bully sticks good for dogs?
Bully sticks - what are they? And are they good for our dogs?
Most of you probably know all about these dog treats, but you might not know exactly what the benefits are, so kick up your paws, perk up your ears and i'll share some tasty bully stick facts with you!

What exactly are bully sticks?

A bully stick...well, there is just no light way to put this - it's a bull penis. Also known as Pizzle.
They are dried and twisted, for a 100% all natural beef treat for our dogs. Poor bulls, I know.

What are the benefits of Bully Sticks?

There are several benefits when it comes to these beef treats - to name a few:
  1. Great for their teeth.
  2. Natural treat, free of dyes, and pesticides.
  3. Works great to help calm dogs who suffer from anxiety.
  4. Helps stop destructive behavior.
  5. Dogs love them!
To get down and dirty, I will say, these treats have a smell. Not a good smell. A smell that fills my kitchen every time I feed these to the dogs, but for me, it's so worth it! The huskies love gnawing on them, so it's not an issue to deal with the smell every couple weeks when I hand them out.

are bully sticks good for dogs?

Bully sticks are great for dogs teeth.

If you have never given your dog one of these beef chews before, you may not realize, it takes a good amount of gnawing and chewing to finish them off. The gnawing helps grind that unwanted plaque and tartar off of your 4 legged friend's teeth, to help maintain good oral hygiene. Did you know that over 80% of dogs over the age of 3 already have Periodontal Disease? Those are crazy stats! So I am all for doing anything in my power to help keep their chompers, pearly white.

Bully sticks are a natural treat, free from dyes and pesticides.

Unlike rawhide chews which contain artificial flavors, colors, and not to mention the choking hazards they cause, Bully sticks are natural, no artificial anything - and has just ONE ingredient: BEEF!

Works great to help calm dogs who suffer from anxiety.

You may be wondering exactly what I mean by this, and how the heck could a chew possibly help anxiety? Think of it as a stress ball for us humans, or other stress reducing activities we do. Gnawing has a calming effect on dogs. I created a video which I will post down at the bottom of this page, of Koda gnawing away on his Bully stick, when you watch it, note his eyes and actions towards the end of the video, you can see how much (in just minutes) it has calmed him.

Helps stop destructive behavior.

Often times, a destructive dog is a bored dog, or a dog who has some bent up energy. When you feed a treat, such as a Bully stick, to your dog, it helps with mental stimulation, and can literally tire them out by the time the stick is gone. Aside from that, it keeps them busy for quite some time!


^^ "Tweet This!" ^^

Dogs love them!

Need I say more? Dogs love these natural beef treats, and they last! What more could a furry pup want? If you haven't tried them yet, I encourage to do so! But remember, dogs should be supervised while eating any sort of bone, or treat. Always ensure you purchase the proper size treat for your dog. If you have something too small, it can create unnecessary choking hazards. 



Here is the video I previously mentioned. Remember to note the change in his behavior and eyes towards the end, and see just how much gnawing on a bully stick appears to calm him. 
That's it for today, thanks for coming by, and don't forget about our current sale at Pawz N Clawz!
You get a free key chain with any purchase! Email petjewelyblog@gmail.com for details. 

The Sibe Tribe would love to know:
Have YOU tried Bully Sticks yet?

Today is our Thoughtless Thursday Blog hop!
Hosted by Ruckus The Eskie
Co hosted by Barking From The Bayou, and me, from Love Is Being Owned By A Husky





32 comments:

  1. Great post!

    The girls love bully sticks, they are one of the only chews Phoenix can have because her tummy is sensitive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you found something she can have!

      Delete
  2. My girls love the bully sticks too...I agree with you on the scent!! BOL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ick! I know right?! They are sooooooooo stinky! LOL!

      Delete
  3. We are all for bully sticks, good healthy treats. We have to watch Katie to make sure she doesn't chew it down to a small piece and then swallow it as sometimes she chokes on that last piece.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Last pieces of treats are always the worst aren't they?

      Delete
  4. I used to give Earl them as a puppy until he swallowed one whole and scared me out of my skin... never since! Luckily though, they are natural enough to digest!

    ReplyDelete
  5. We have never had a bully stick. They sound good.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The boys love bully sticks too. We have recently discovered some that do not smell! Hallelujah!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Bully sticks are a huge hit at our house. I definitely notice a difference in their teeth when they get them regularly :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For sure!!! I love seeing the difference in their teeth after gnawing on one of these bad boys!

      Delete
  8. We've been hearing about these. Mom never gets them for us. We think we should talk to her. MOM!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I definitely agree!! The huskies love them, and I don't think I have ever met a dog who doesn't like them!!!!

      Delete
  9. I never thought of how something like this could be good for anxiety, but I can definitely see it! Luke especially would love these, we might have to try them sometime.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely!! It's actually quite remarkable to watch. When they first start chewing, they are all excited etc...but suddenly it transforms to them with their eyes half open, laying down, just gnawing on it, and it just seems to calming to them!! I love it!

      Delete
  10. I've always bought bully sticks for Bain. It's just unfortunate he goes through them too quickly!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have you tried the large size ones? I know some dogs are a bit quicker than others when it comes to demolishing treats!

      Delete
  11. My mum got me a big box of mini bully sticks the first time she ordered from Chewy. When she gives them to me I LUV LUV LUV them. She says that she has never noticed any bad smells, but then her snooter does not smell stuff as well as mine does.

    ttfn and toodle pip

    Cookie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think there are actually some that you can buy, and they have much less of a smell, so maybe those are the ones you have?

      Delete
  12. Replies
    1. You know, there might actually be already. I'll have to check that out!

      Delete
  13. All my dogs love bully sticks! Love them. I just hate the smell.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. UGH! I know :(
      It was funny, because when my hubby walked into the kitchen when the dogs were eating them, he said "OMG whats that smell???" LOL!!!

      Delete
  14. Very good written article. It will be supportive to anyone who utilizes it, including me. Keep doing what you are doing – can’r wait to read more posts. bully sticks

    ReplyDelete
  15. Really I enjoy your site with effective and useful information. It is included very nice post with a lot of our resources.thanks for share. i enjoy this post. bully sticks

    ReplyDelete

♥Thoughts for the pack? Leave us a comment♥

SomaPet

SomaPet- For the life of your pet