Frequently Asked Questions

Bully Sticks

 
What are bully sticks made of?

Bully sticks are made of the pizzle (or penis) of a bull. As a by-product of the beef industry, they are cleaned, stretched, dried and cut to size.

 
Do bully sticks smell?

Some bully sticks that have not been dried long enough will have a natural smell. A dog's chewing action and contact with saliva will also bring out a bully stick's natural scent.

 
Do bully sticks go bad?

If stored properly, bully sticks will not go bad. Bully sticks have a shelf life of at least 2 years if stored in a sealed bag and stored in a cool dry place.

 
How long do bully sticks last?

The amount of time a bully stick will last when a dog is chewing on it will depend on the length and thickness of the bully stick, and what type of a chewer your dog is. Typically a bully stick will las between 15-45 mins.

 
How do you keep your dog from swallowing a bully stick?

There are a few ways to prevent your dog from swallowing or choking on a bully stick.

  1. Remove the bully stick from your dog when it gets down to a small size.
  2. Purchase a bully stick holder
  3. Purchase a stick that is relative to your dog's size. For example, do not give a german shepherd a 4" bully stick.

You should always supersize your dog when given any chew or treat.

 
How many bully sticks should you give your dog per day?

Please refer to these estimates for bully stick feeding:

Dogs under 10 lbs – 1-1.5 inches of bully stick per day
Dogs 10-20 lbs – up to 2.5 inches per day
Dogs 20-40 lbs – up to 4 inches per day
Dogs 40-60 lbs – up to 6 inches per day
Dogs 60-90 lbs – up to 9 inches per day
Dogs 90+ lbs – up 12 inches per day

 
How many calories are in a bully stick?

It is estimated that a bully stick contains 9 to 22 calories per inch. A 6" standard bully stick contains approximately 88 calories.

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