The Health Benefits & Risks of Bully Sticks for Dogs

Bully Sticks for Dogs - Are They Healthy?

If there’s one dog treat every pooch loves, it’s the pizzle of a bull - better known as a bully stick. The health benefits of providing bully sticks for your dogs  include better dental health, important vitamins, and much more. Not only do dogs love them, but these nutritious dog treats are a healthy and safe alternative to rawhide bones. They eliminate the common risks associated with rawhide dog treats, such as choking and internal injuries from sharp shards breaking off. Many of the concerns about bully sticks for dogs can be addressed with the use of a Bully Stick Companion

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Benefit: Bully Sticks Clean Teeth and Promote Healthy Gums

There are few things as difficult as trying to brush a dog’s teeth. As soon as they see that little doggy toothbrush come out, they take off. Even if you can grab your dog before they hide, getting them to open their mouth so you can clean their teeth is no easy feat.

Bully sticks do the brushing for you, and your dog will love every moment of it.. Since they’re incredibly durable, bully sticks require a lot of gnawing, which scrapes the plaque and buildup off of your dog’s teeth.

Benefit: Bully Sticks are Nutritious for Dogs

One of the biggest misconceptions is that all dog treats are like desserts and this isn’t the case. Bully sticks are highly nutritious treats for your dog that provide your dog with an abundance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that keep them healthy. They have omega 3 fatty acids for healthy skin and coat, protein for strong muscles and proper body functions, amino acids for a healthy heart and eyesight – and that’s only naming a few. Bully sticks are an all-in-one package when it comes to healthy ingredients and benefits for dogs.


Benefit: Bully Sticks are Great For Sensitive Dog Stomachs

Dogs with sensitive stomachs can be messy, and oftentimes smelly. It can be difficult to treat your dog to a snack when they have to follow a strict diet, or when they react to things they aren’t used to having. Bully sticks are an excellent option for these types of dogs, since they are very easily digestible. Even the most sensitive tummies can enjoy a treat once in a while! 

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Benefit: Bully Sticks are Low Fat

Having read all of the health benefits of bully sticks, this should come as no surprise: bully sticks are low fat, making them an excellent treat for overweight dogs or for keeping your dog at a healthy weight! 


Risk: Choking When Bully Sticks Get Small

Getting natural bully sticks for your dog is safe. They’re healthy, human grade, and dog approved. However, when your dog gnaws them down the bully sticks will eventually get smaller and smaller. This can become a choking hazard, especially because bully sticks are so yummy; it can be hard to get the remaining stub away from them.

But there is a solution – use a Bully Stick Companion. Our Bully Stick Companions hold the bully stick in place for your dog so you don’t have to worry about your pup breaking off a tiny piece and choking. Not only that but it comes on a rope so you can prevent your dog from running away to hide it, and you can easily take the bully stick away as needed.

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Risk: Bacteria Growth

There have been some studies that have raised the concern of bacteria on bully sticks, but this isn’t really an issue with only bully sticks for dogs. If you give your pet any food and allow him or her to run through the house with it, drag it under the carpet, into the bathroom, outdoors and who knows where else, that treat is bound to have some bacteria on it. To eliminate the risk of bacterial growth on a bully stick, we recommend using a Bully Stick Companion. This unique tool holds the bully stick and you can tie it in place, so your dog can’t bring the treat all over the house. The Bully Stick Companion also makes it easy to take the bully stick away from your dog as needed, so you can store or dispose of it properly.  


Bully sticks are a 100% safe and natural dog treat that provide an abundance of benefits. They’re fun for your dog to enjoy, healthy and packed full of nutrition, and they are safe and easy to digest. As for the risks, they can be eliminated with a Bully Stick Companion. And remember - our dog treats have no chemicals, no grains, no fillers, and no chits!

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