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  • Bully sticks are a single-ingredient, easily-digestible chew treat made from beef muscle.
  • Unlike other treats, bully sticks won't splinter, and they even help clean your dog's teeth.
  • Bully sticks come in a variety of sizes and shapes to satisfy chewers of all inclinations.
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Chew treats are a great way to satisfy your dog’s chewing instincts, and bully sticks are among the best available options, offering numerous health benefits. Single-ingredient treats made from beef muscle, bully sticks are easily digestible for most dogs, and they don’t splinter like some other chew treats. Bully sticks contain high-protein beef free from artificial chemicals, additives, and preservatives. They’re also a good source of amino acids to support your dog’s brain, body, and coat.

Another benefit of bully sticks is the teeth cleaning that comes with chewing them. As your dog gnaws through the tough treat, plaque and buildup are scraped away from their teeth before it gets a chance to build up. While you should still brush your dog’s teeth, bully sticks provide extra dental care in between cleanings.

While some dogs breeze through biscuits in seconds, bully sticks take longer to work through, allowing your dog extended chewing time. What’s more, bully sticks come in multiple shapes and sizes, offering options for breeds of all sizes and preferences. Braided bully sticks are better for heavy chewers, while bully stick rings are an option for a more challenging chew. Lastly, bully sticks have a long shelf life, staying fresh for up to three years.

Does your dog like to chew? Do you catch him running off with a shoe or nibbling on the couch corners? Chewable toys and treats are the perfect alternative to give your dog to prevent him from munching on your valuables.

A particular favorite of many dog owners (and of pups themselves) are bully sticks. So what’s so great about these edible chews?

Bully Sticks are Healthy Treats

Bully sticks aren’t just a safe treat for dogs, but offer a variety of health benefits, and give your dog something to chew.

Bully sticks are easily 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. They also don’t splinter like other treats, so you don’t have to worry about broken off pieces causing any internal injuries.

In addition to their high digestibility, bully sticks are a tasty, single-ingredient treat! Only made from high-protein beef muscle, bully sticks are ideal for your dog. Beef is a complete source of amino acids, which supports your dog’s muscles, brain, skin, and coat. If your dog has any allergy or sensitivity, bully sticks are a great chew option, as they are free from artificial chemicals, additives, and preservatives.

dog chewing stick

Want to keep your dog’s smile healthy? Bully sticks are good for that, too! While you should always maintain a teeth-brushing routine with your pup, you can use bully sticks as a way to help maintain clean teeth. Given that inflammation of gums (periodontal disease) is one of the most common diseases in dogs, tough chews are an important part of keeping your dog healthy. Chews, like bully sticks, support healthy teeth and gums because the chewing and gnawing required to get through the treat scrapes away plaque and buildup before it has the chance to stick.

Bully Sticks are Good for All Dogs

Not only are bully sticks healthy treats, but more importantly, dogs love them! Dogs of any breed, age, or size can enjoy chewing on a bully stick. They’re even perfect for puppies, as long as your puppy can chew hard food/treats on his own. Bully sticks provide the same high protein and dental health benefits for puppies as they do for adult dogs.

buddy stick body

Moreover, bully sticks are diverse and perfect for whatever preferences your dog has. You can find a bully stick that caters to your dog. The sticks have different thicknesses, sizes, and shapes. Is your dog an aggressive, intense chewer? Try a braided bully stick. Do they take a long time to chew? Straight sticks are a great choice. Need to challenge your dog? Shaped bullys, like bully rings, provide a puzzle for your dog as he chews.

Bully sticks are long lasting, in more than one way. They can last a long time while your dog is chewing them, and they also stay fresh for up to three years.

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