Description: Made of beef esophagus which has been split down the center and flattened into a strip. Key Benefits: This chew is especially palatable (making it a good recommendation for picky dogs), and a rich source of easily digestible protein.

Variety is important in raw feeding, and whenever I discover something new (and affordable) that I can feed to my dogs, I do a quick deep dive to ascertain if the protein is a good fit for my dogs. In this case, Im looking into beef gullets.

I discovered beef gullets years ago. It was offered through my local raw food co-op, but I wasnt sure what it was; plus, at the time, I didnt feed my dogs many beef products because Rodrigo was sensitive to the protein.

Nutritional Benefits of Beef Gullets

Beef gullets are a natural source of glucosamine, an amino acid that supports joint health. I like beef gullets becauseā€¦

  • they are fun, healthy chews for dogs that clean their teeth
  • they are a natural alternative to KONGS and similar toys

These chews are gentle on the stomach. However, every dog is unique, and while some dogs can consume gullets with no issues, others may have digestive upset after consuming this natural treat.

How I Feed Beef Gullets

I primarily feed beef gullets as a treat. The best way is to stuff them with green tripe or a raw blend and freeze them for a summer treat or feed them at room temperature as a light meal. It can be challenging to grind beef gullets if you dont have a quality meat grinder. Its easier to cut them into bite-sized pieces with a sharp knife and add them to my dogs meals.

Where Can I Buy Beef Gullets?

I used to be able to order raw beef gullets through our local raw food co-op, but it hasnt been available since before the pandemic.

Description: Made of beef esophagus which has been split down the center and flattened into a strip. Key Benefits: This chew is especially palatable (making it a good recommendation for picky dogs), and a rich source of easily digestible protein.

FAQ

Are beef gullets bad for dogs?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising pet owners and caretakers, veterinarians, and the pet food industry to be aware that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets (meat from the throat region) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones.

What part is beef gullet?

Gullets are the esophagus (the food pipe) of the bull which is naturally rich in glucosamine and chondroitin (which helps with dog’s joint health). They are also a fully digestible treat and an excellent dental dog chew. Its only ingredient is natural beef gullet.

Is beef gullet digestible?

Transparently sourced from 100% pasture-raised, grass-fed cattle, these dehydrated chews are highly digestible, humanely raised, and support regenerative agriculture.

Where is the gullet on a cow?

A Gullet stick is a natural raw dog treat. A gulp stick is made out of the trachea and esophagus of an animal with no additional fillers, flavorings or ingredients. These gullet sticks are also known as shanks or windpipes. They are located underneath the tongue of cattle, lamb and hog animals.

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