Are Bully Sticks Good For Dogs?

Written by: Deanna deBara

January 30, 2019

There are few treats out there that will get your pup’s tail (and tongue!) wagging quite like bully sticks.

Dogs LOVE bully sticks. They’re tasty, they’re fun to chew, and they can keep your pup occupied for hours.

But just because your dog loves something doesn’t mean it’s actually good for them. So, what about bully sticks? Are bully sticks good for dogs? Are bully sticks safe?

Fortunately for your pup, the answer is—yes!

Bully sticks offer the best of both worlds. Not only are they completely irresistible to your dog, but bully sticks are actually good for them.

Let’s take a look at why bully sticks are one of the best chews for your pup—and which bully sticks are best for your dog:

Why Are Bully Sticks Good For Dogs?

dog with pawplexer

So, bully sticks are good for dogs (hurrah!). But why, exactly, are bully sticks such a good treat for your pup?

  • Bully sticks are easy to digest. These yummy treats break down easily in your pup’s stomach, which means they’re unlikely to cause any indigestion or other tummy issues.
  • Bully sticks don’t splinter. Some chews have a tendency to splinter, which can present a choking hazard and potentially cause internal injuries. But not bully sticks! Bully sticks don’t splinter—making them one of the safest chews you can give your dog.
  • Bully sticks are healthy. If you’ve ever wondered “what are bully sticks made from?” the answer is simple. It’s just one ingredient! That means no additives, no chemicals, no preservatives. Just beef muscle, which is a complete source of amino acids, a critical compound to support your dog’s health.

What Bully Sticks Are Best For Dogs?

Labradoodle with bully stick

Clearly, bully sticks are a great chew for your dog. But what bully sticks are best for your four-legged friend?

Straight Bully Sticks

Straight bully sticks are simple, straightforward (pun intended!) and come in both thin and thick varieties (which are a great fit for larger dogs). If you want to extend your dog’s chomp time, put your pup’s straight bully stick into a chew toy like the Peanut Butter Pawplexer.

Braided Bully Sticks

If your dog chews through their straight bully stick too quickly, try a braided bully stick. The thicker, braided texture makes it more challenging for your pup to chew through—and, as a result, the bully stick will last longer.

Bully Rings

If you want to switch up your bully stick’s shape, try a bully ring! The round chews offer the same benefits as other bully sticks, but their round shape is a fun novelty (plus, it can be easier for your dog to carry around the house!).

Get Your Bully Stick On With BarkBox

Small dog with BarkBox

If you want to keep your dog stocked with plenty of bully sticks (and bully stick accessories!), why not subscribe to BarkBox?

With BarkBox, you’ll get a carefully curated selection of toys, treats, and chews delivered straight to your door every month. And because each box is tailored to your dog’s size, you can rest easy knowing everything that’s delivered (including any bully sticks!) will be the perfect size for your pooch.

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Written by: Deanna deBara

January 30, 2019

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