Are Bully Sticks Good For Dogs?

So you've heard of Bully Sticks and now you want to know are bully sticks good for dogs?  


We often get asked: “What are the benefits of bully sticks for dogs?” We believe Bully Sticks are some of the greatest things to rock the world since cheese, bacon, and the game of Fetch. We’re confident that we sell the best, natural Bully Sticks on the market, at least that’s what pet parents tell us. 

For the curious pet parent, we’ve conveniently compiled FAQs and benefits of Bully Sticks in this article. The list of benefits we’ve assembled below is valid for all Bully Stick shapes and sizes. From their natural manufacturing process to their positive health attributes, we think Bully Sticks are some of the most beneficial natural dog chews around! The age old question of “are bully sticks good for dogs?” can finally be put to rest. 


What are Bully Sticks Made of?  Why Do Dogs Like Bully Sticks? 

Bully Sticks are a single ingredient dog treat. The only ingredient you’ll find in our natural Bully Sticks is beef pizzle* from grass-fed, free-range cattle. Why does this matter? Not only are Bully Sticks a natural, one-ingredient dog treat, but they are also a 100% beef muscle treat. 

Bull cow

Since Bully Sticks are made with only bull pizzle, they are 100% digestible! This is important to mention since not all dog treats are completely digestible. Now you know what a beef bully stick is made of!

*Beef Pizzle is the manufacturer’s term for dried bull penis.


How are Bully Sticks Made? 

To make Bully Sticks, the beef pizzle is cleaned, hung vertically, and then dried. The beef muscle is then slow-roasted and smoked to lock in the natural beef flavor that dogs love. Our proper preparation of Bully Sticks preserves them without having to use any chemicals, artificial preservatives or other unhealthy additives. Bully Stick ingredients are simple–just beef pizzle. Our dried Bully Sticks are tough, rigid, and have a three-year shelf life. Compared to other dog treats on the market, they are very durable making them an ideal choice and one of the best dog chews available.

Dog eating bully stick



Are Bully Sticks Safe For Dogs?

We previously mentioned the 100% digestibility of Bully Sticks, but we wanted to go into more detail about why they can be considered a safe chew to give your dog. Unlike rawhide treats, where the beef hide is sometimes difficult to fully digest, Bully Sticks will not cause blockages in your dog’s stomach. Bully sticks are an entirely digestible treat and completely break down, so your dog has an easier time of passing them through. You don’t have to worry about blockages in their stomach, so you can have peace of mind while your dog spends days chewing away!

As with any treat, though, supervision is recommended. Bully Sticks are 100% digestible, but be sure your dog isn’t breaking off huge pieces that can pose a choking hazard.


How Long Do Bully Sticks Last? Best Storage Tips For Keeping Them Fresh.

The shelf life of bully sticks is generally around 36 months or 3 years. You might be wondering how that’s possible without the use of preservatives. The answer lies with how natural bully sticks are made. Bully Sticks are made by removing all the moisture content through a sophisticated baking procedure. Without moisture, these dog chews can last for a very long time.

While they already have long shelf life, there are still a few things that you want to do when storing bully sticks. Keep your bully sticks in a neutral or colder environment. Hot temperatures can lead to spoilage, draw insects, and exacerbate odors. You can keep your bully sticks in your home and can even store them in a resealable bag in the freezer if you’d like. The cold temperature keeps odor to a minimum and dogs seem to love the extra firm and cool texture, especially during the hot summer months.


Can Puppies Have Bully Sticks? Are Bully Sticks Good for Puppies?

If your puppy can chew hard food or treats on their own, they can have Bully Sticks. Since Bully Sticks for puppies are all natural, single-ingredient dog treats, they provide the same benefits as they do for adult dogs. As with any treat, supervision is recommended whenever feeding your puppy bully sticks.

Are Bully Sticks Good for Dogs.  You Bet!

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