Bully Sticks dog treats: best safe natural dog chews
So let's dot the i's and cross the t's - what are bully sticks made from? A bully stick, or what it is also called, a beef pizzle, beef stick, pizzle stick, steer stick, is 100% bull penis. Bull penis is the only ingredient of bully sticks.
While processing, the bull's penis that is usually measures around 23-25 inches in length, is removed and cleaned. Manufactures of bully sticks hang the pizzles vertically to allow containing fluids to fully run out. Without these fluids the bully stick is odorless. At the next stage of processing bully sticks are stretched, twisted and then dried or/and smoked. The outcome is a 30-40 inches long hard brown stick which is then cut into pieces appropriate for dogs of all sizes. You can choose small bully sticks of 4'', large beef pizzles of 36'' and any length between.
Benefits of bully sticks for dogs
When dogs chew on bully sticks, they become wet and chewy and provide a great natural way to clean teeth and massage gums keeping them strong. Bully stick is a long-lasting treat that satifies dogs desire to chew and keeps them busy and occupied.
Bully sticks are high source of quality protein (not less than 80% of crude protein) and taurine, an amino acid that acts as a catalyst facilitating the flow of vital elements to and from cells and therefore is essential in preventing health disorders.