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Bully sticks are great  for keeping your dog away from your shoes and give them a positive outlet for their boredom! Bully sticks do have a downfall; they smell terrible! Something that smells that disgusting, I just can’t help but wonder what exactly they are and whether or not they are safe for my dogs. 


What Are Bully Sticks?

Bully sticks are…well…they are bull penises. While that fact might make them less appealing to you, it is also what makes them 100% natural and a healthier choice for your dog.

Bully sticks are also called pizzles, pizzle sticks, bull pizzles, or steer sticks.


Are Bully Sticks Safer Than Rawhides?

Not only do bully sticks last longer than rawhides, they are also safer. Unlike many other chew toys, bully sticks are fully digestible.

Rawhides, on the other hand, are hard to digest and can get stuck in your dog’s intestines or cause swelled intestines. Rawhides splinter and break while bully sticks don’t.

Also, bully sticks don’t contain all the chemicals and preservatives that rawhides do. Bully sticks are made from a single ingredient. They are made from oven-baked beef.


Why Do Vets Recommend Bully Sticks?

Vets are recommending bully sticks because they are safer than rawhides, and also because of their nutritious benefits.

Bully sticks are mostly protein and don’t contain many carbohydrates. They are also low in fat which means you can even give them to obese dogs.

Because these treats are low in carbohydrates, they don’t cause tartar buildup and aren’t harmful to your dog’s teeth.

In fact, bully sticks are actually good for your dog’s teeth. The chewing process causes abrasion which removes plaque and leads to healthier gums.


Why Do Bully Sticks Smell?

Bully sticks don’t smell like flowers. They can smell pretty bad considering what they are made of. But you don’t have to avoid bully sticks to avoid their smell.

You can find odor-free bully sticks in most stores. Odor-free bully sticks are cooked longer to remove the moisture content that causes the smell.

However, even odor-free bully sticks may sometimes smell a little because of the dog’s saliva.


Why We Love Them?

When Vík was teething, bully sticks were the perfect cure for his high puppy chewing drive.

As adults, both Kenzo & Vík loves to chew-on bully sticks.

Bully Sticks are a safe option for both puppies and adult dogs. 


Where Do You Buy Bully Sticks?

We purchase our Bully Sticks from Chewy, Amazon, or at the local pet store. Kenzo & Vík really love the brand Best Bully Sticks. We like them because they are all natural, come in the sticks or twists style, and they are not as stinky as the cheaper brands.

Chewy: Best Bully Sticks / Best Bully Sticks

Amazon: Best Bully Sticks /  Best Bully Sticks 

Bentleys Pet Stuff / They have a variety of natural bully sticks

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Are Bully Sticks Safe for Dogs?

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