are beef chew sticks good for dogs

Bully Sticks for Dogs Can Be Healthy Treats

They are digestible, unlike some other chews or treats. The beef hide in rawhide, for example, can be difficult to digest for some dogs. Bully sticks, on the other hand, are highly digestible, which means that they break down easily in your dog’s stomach.

Bully sticks; your dog loves them and you want to make sure you’re giving your furry companion the best and healthiest dog treats out there.

So, we’re going to break down the facts and get down to the pizzle of the bull, so you can find out if bully sticks are safe, and the best and healthiest ways for your pooch to enjoy bully sticks.

Nutritional Information for Bully Sticks

Bully sticks are pretty nutritious. They are primarily made up of protein (around 80-90%, and are low in fat (approximately 3%) and low in cholesterol.

Nutrients & CompoundsNutrients% Protein80-90Fat3CompoundsCholesterolLow

Note: The percentages don’t add up to 100% as they are averages from several data sources. Ranges are given when there is a wide variation between products. Find out more about how we calculate nutritional information >>

Bully sticks are extremely high in calories. The mean caloric density of a bully stick is 15 kcal/inch, which means a small, 6-inch bully stick is approximately 90 calories! To put that into perspective, that could be anywhere between nine and 30 percent of the daily calorie requirement for a dog, depending on the size. That’s a lot for a treat.

Pizzles should only be given as part of a balanced diet. And since they make up a large percentage of daily calories, are not suitable as a daily treat. You might therefore wish to just give bully sticks on special occasions, or alternatively give a maximum of one or two a week. But remember, those calories need to be taken from somewhere, so on the days your dog gets a bully stick, give him less food in his bowl.

Benefits of Bully Sticks for Dogs

Dental Health Bully sticks remove tartar, reduce bacteria on teeth and promote strong jaw muscles. They can provide hours of chew time.

Mental Health As with any long lasting chew, bully sticks stimulate a release of endorphins, promoting good mental health.

Bully Sticks for Dogs Can Be Healthy Treats They are digestible, unlike some other chews or treats. The beef hide in rawhide, for example, can be difficult to digest for some dogs. Bully sticks, on the other hand, are highly digestible, which means that they break down easily in your dog’s stomach.

FAQ

Is chew sticks safe for dogs?

Chewing on sticks may be fun for your dog, but there is a risk of damaging their teeth and the soft tissues surrounding them. Long-term chewing on anything that is not specifically designed for chewing can wear down your dog’s teeth. As the teeth wear down the inner pulp cavity can become exposed which will cause pain.

Are beef muscle chews good for dogs?

British Beef Muscle Chews are perfect for all dogs. A great natural source of Glucosamine, these are tasty, natural, and healthy. Not for human consumption.

Are beef collagen sticks OK for dogs?

Beef collagen chews are highly digestible, making them gentler on your dog’s stomach, reducing the risk of digestive discomfort. Every dog is different with different digestive needs and abilities, so we always recommend introducing treats incrementally to see how they do.

Are beef bladder sticks safe for dogs?

Bully Sticks are single-ingredient, easily-digestible chew treats made from beef pizzle or bladder. They’re safe for dogs and offer various health benefits; bully sticks won’t splinter and are highly digestible for dental health.

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