Are Bully Sticks Dangerous? 6 Things Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

Bully sticks; your dog loves them and you want to make sure you’re giving your furry companion the best and healthiest dog treats out there.

So, we’re going to break down the facts and get down to the pizzle of the bull, so you can find out if bully sticks are safe, and the best and healthiest ways for your pooch to enjoy bully sticks. 

What are Bully Sticks?

Bully sticks are…. Well, a bull’s pizzle. Bully. Stick. Say that back to yourself a couple of times and now, the name will finally make sense. 

Reasons People Think Bully Sticks are Dangerous

Most people think bully sticks are dangerous because they present either the risk for bacterial contamination, or are a choking hazard. If bully sticks are sourced or manufactured irresponsibly, then there can be a risk of contamination (and some are loaded with chemicals and fillers).

But when bully sticks are responsibly and naturally sourced and processed, like our bully sticks here at Dog Chits, they're not only safe, but healthy for your pup!

Regarding choking, it is never recommended to leave a dog unsupervised with any treat, whether or not it is a bully stick. 


Reasons Why Experts Say They're Not

If sourced responsibly, bully sticks carry no more risk of contamination than any other dog treat. Purchasing bully sticks from a reputable company that uses all-natural methods of manufacturing will ensure that your dog treats are free of bacteria and any contaminants.

If you're worried about your dog choking on a bully stick, supervision, and handy devices like a bully stick holder will keep your dog's bully stick in place to completely eliminate choking hazards. 


So who is right? Are Bully Sticks safe? The truth is...both are right. Here's the verdict: 

Bully Sticks Are Safe

With many brands claiming their dog treats to be the best on the market, it can be difficult to determine which dog treats are truly safe for your pooch. Bully sticks are one of them. Even the American Kennel Club recommends using bully sticks as a safe and healthy treat for your dog. Unlike many other types of dog bones and stick-like treats, bully sticks do not splinter, which eliminates the risk of broken pieces causing internal problems.

But remember - not all Bully Sticks are created equal! Buy them here - we'll ship them quickly, and you can be sure they're 100% all-natural and great for your dog!


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Stick With High Quality, 100% Natural Bully Sticks

Like most things in life, not all Bully Sticks are created equal. You’ll find plenty on the market that are full of preservatives, chemicals and fillers that are dangerous for your dog.

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The good news is that as long as you place importance on feeding your dog only the best bully sticks the market has to offer, then they are an excellent, safe and healthy dog treat. You just have to say no to the junk – pardon the pun – and stick with our brand of Dog Chits dog treats that are human grade, human good and dog approved!

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Tough Enough to Last

Bully sticks are exceptionally durable and can be gnawed on for days. So, instead of going through an entire bag of dog treats in one week, you can have one treat last you one week… or however long your dog takes to devour it. 

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Bully Sticks Are Like a Tooth Brush For Your Dog

Since they require your dog to do a whole lot of chewing, bully sticks are a great way to clean their teeth and to support healthy gums. The continuous gnawing that bully sticks require helps scrape away plaque buildup and if you ask us, that sure beats holding the pooch down as they fight the toothbrush. 

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Size Matters

With any dog treat, there comes a risk of choking when your pooch has devoured the majority of it, and as your dog enjoys the bully stick, it will slowly break down in size. When it gets really small, some dog owners choose to replace it with a new one to avoid the risk of choking, especially if they have an enthusiastic eater. But who wants to waste such a delicious treat? To allow your dog to enjoy every last bit of their bully stick, use a Bully Stick Holder that locks the treat in place to prevent your dog from swallowing the last nub. When ready, simply pop the remaining piece out of the Bully Stick Companion and toss it to your dog.

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To sum it up, bully sticks are a safe and delicious dog treat but you have to place importance on the quality of the treat. All of our bully sticks and lamb lung fillets are made with zero chemicals, zero grains, no fillers and absolutely no chemicals. They’re so pure even humans could eat them. So, grab your bully sticks and Bully Stick Companion today at Dog Chits.


  • LaSalvia

    I’m surprised that after stating some people toss small ends of bully sticks to avoid risks of choking that it’s suggested to toss the remaining piece to your dog.
    I have a four month old puppy that means the world to me, and I’ve been researching the pros and cons of different treats. This was just mind boggling.


    Interested in the bully sticks. When will the be back in stock?


    Interested in the bully sticks. When will the be back in stock?

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