What are the Benefits of Bully Sticks?

Bully sticks are a dog’s favourite chew because of their flavour and crunchiness, but did you know they also have many other great things about them?


Bully sticks are an all-natural and healthy chew for dogs. They are made from 100% beef pizzle, which makes them a safe and nutritious option for your pet. They provide great benefits for your dog, like aiding in digestion, promoting dental health, and providing a source of lean protein!


Benefits of Bully Sticks

Did you know that bully sticks can help your dog’s dental health? Bully sticks help promote good dental health while scraping away plaque and buildup. So while your dog is chewing away, they are also cleaning their teeth! 


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Clean teeth and gums are incredibly important for overall health and wellness of your pet. Bacteria buildup in your dog's mouth can lead to gum disease, tooth extractions, and may lead to serious health issues like cardiac disease.


These crunchy sticks also pack lots of protein and nutrients! Bully sticks measured at a whopping 80% on a guaranteed analysis. They are high in amino acids and essential nutrients that help keep your dog's coat healthy and shiny. Bully sticks are also low in fat and calories, at roughly 16 calories per inch, making them a great alternative to more processed treats!


Bully sticks can be an excellent way to keep your dog occupied, distracted, and out of mischief – if only long enough for you to have that important Zoom call! Bully sticks help reduce boredom and destructive chewing behaviours. Dogs love the taste of bully sticks, and will often chew on them for hours and hours at a time. And depending on how intense of a chewer your dog is, they can last a looong time, and can also be used as a method of reinforcing positive behaviours in your dog!


Some drawbacks of Bully Sticks

Like with all pet treats and chews, it’s always recommended you monitor and watch your pet while giving them something to eat or put in their mouth. Bully sticks do need to be used with caution.


One thing to watch for, is that bully sticks can splinter and break into sharp pieces. This can be dangerous if your dog swallows a piece. Bully sticks can also harbour bacteria that could affect your dog, so be sure to keep it in a clean, dry place when not in use.


Another thing to be aware of, is that bully sticks can be addictive to dogs! Just like people, dogs can develop cravings and urges for certain foods or activities. If your dog gets too used to bully sticks and develops an addiction, they may start to refuse other types of food, or become anxious and restless when they don't have one.


Always monitor your pet while they consume treats and chews. You never know when you might have to act quickly!


Now that you know…

Now that know the pros and cons of giving your dog bully sticks, you can make the right decision for your dog, and if they would benefit positively from this long-lasting and tasty treat!

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