They may be curly, braided or full cane bully sticks. They can be even shaped like pretzels or rings.
How are they useful
- They keep puppies and young dogs busy chewing, so that they don’t chew on footwear, curtains, newspapers and just about anything they normally like to do. It will keep them busy for hours together as it takes a long time to chew.
- They do not have the danger of bones being embedded in them. They are pure muscle.
- They are made 100% of a single natural ingredient and does not contain fillers. They are a good source of protein.
- Dogs can be disciplined with the help of chewy bully sticks-
- Since they are all natural, they tend to stay longer than other chewy products like manufactured bones.
- They are good for the dental health of the dog.
Why they are not recommended
- An obese dog could get fatter because of the protein content.
- They are packed with calories with 9 to 22 calories per inch of the bully stick. Excessive feeding of these is not good.
- They could be contaminated with bacteria. Pet owners are advised to wash their hands after use. An outbreak of salmonella was linked to contaminated dry pet food in 2010. E. Coli, Clostridium Difficile, Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) were some of the pathogens found in chewy treats.
- While many pet owners are against the concept of pet food because they incorporate the byproducts of the meat industry, they are unaware that bully sticks are also a byproduct.
Where does the meat come from.
The pizzle or penis comes from free range cattle in South America, who are hundred percent grass fed. Most are odor free.