What Are Bully Sticks
One of the most frequent questions we're asked is, "What are bully sticks made from?" Bully Sticks are 100% Beef Sticks Dog Treats and dog chews that are made from the pizzle or penis of the bull. Pizzles historically have been used for different purposes from walking canes to medicinal powders.We source our bully sticks or Beef Stick Dog Treats from South America and the USA because of their quality cooking methods and safety.
How Are Bully Sticks Made?
Bully Sticks in general are made differently depending on the vendor. Our bully sticks are cleaned and sorted in a refrigerated facility to ensure safety. The bully sticks are then hung vertically from racks and cooked in an oven to ensure that they are bacteria free and safe for dog’s consumption. Hanging the bully sticks vertically removes most of the moisture from the product. The longer that they are dried, the less odor they have.We offer both odor free bully sticks and regular bully sticks. The only difference: odor free bully sticks are dried longer and have less moisture in them. After drying, we sort and cut our bully sticks according to our sizing chart. Our high quality products are consistently measured by hand for thickness. The thicker the final product, the longer it will typically take for a dog to consume.
How Should I Store Bully Sticks?
Our bully sticks are packed and shipped in zip top bags to be re - used time and again. This is a convenient way to store your purchase and preserve the product for a long period of time. Many customers like to store their bully sticks in a freezer to increase the bully sticks’ shelf life and hardness.If your dog does not finish a bully stick in 1 sitting, simply stick the uneaten portion in the freezer, and it will become hard again for a tasty treat another day. You should not store your bully sticks in the open or outside to prevent insects from attempting to reach them.
How Long Do Bully Sticks Last?
Bully Sticks can last for up to 2 years or more from when they are produced and are known to be a very hardy product. Our bully stick stock rotates extremely quickly, and we ensure that every stick we ship will have at least a 1.5 year remaining shelf life upon receipt.As far as chew time for your pups, this really depends on your breed and their level of aggressiveness (or enthusiasm, as we like to say) when chewing the product. We have found that many of our bully sticks, given to the appropriate sized dog, will last from several hours to several days.
Is It Okay For My Dog To Swallow Small Ends of Bully Sticks?
This is a question that we receive all of the time, and there are really 2 ways to approach this.Our bully sticks are single - ingredient protein items, so they are fully digestible and can be consumed in larger pieces.Even though they can be digested, it is important for owners to supervise their pets and treat each pet differently. Some dogs, especially guarded eaters or abused pups, will tend to swallow their food and treats without proper chewing. This can present a choking hazard if too large of a bully stick is swallowed. Remember to use caution with any new dog chew and spend time understanding your dog’s behavior and reaction to them.The best solution to this problem is to attach a vise grip to the end of the bully stick (the last inch of any stick will do). This way, when your pup is done chewing, the remaining inch of product cannot be swallowed.
What Ingredients Are In A Bully Stick?
Our bully sticks are single - ingredient items made from 100% natural free - range cattle pizzle.