bully sticks - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Diet and Nutrition

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-05-2012, 06:00 AM
chi lover
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Name: Gina
Location: Rochester
Posts: 131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default bully sticks

Does any one feed their pups bully sticks, I have been told their good treats for dogs and can help keep teeth and gums clean and they are good source of nutrients.
__________________
Luna's MOM
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-05-2012, 06:52 AM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Name: LS
Location: Canada
Posts: 10,706
Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 813 Times in 693 Posts
Default

Gina, my pack LOVE bully sticks. They get one each, per week. But if they had it
their way they would eat them all day, every day! I never met a dog that did
not like bully sticks, and I like the fact that they are a natural treat with only
one ingredient...bull penis. It's a great alternative to rawhide, which is difficult
for dogs to digest. Just like with any chew I suggest you never leave the dog
unsupervised with it, and take away the stick when it's down to almost nothing
to avoid choking. They are digestible and most dogs do fine eating a full bully
stick, but I like to play it safe, so once the pup is almost done with the stick,
I take away the remaining end. By the way, don't feed them on your couch or
bed, bully sticks have an odor that gets stronger once the stick is drenched in
your dog's saliva, the smell will penetrate the fabric and won't want to leave,lol.
So feed them on a towel, dog bed or crate, basically on something that you
could easily wash after. There are bully sticks that you can buy which have
almost no scent, because they were dried longer. From my experience though,
most pups prefer their bullies nice and stinky! haha Some think the smell is so
irresistible, that they'll even roll in/on them. Hope that answers your question,
now go get some yummy bullies!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-05-2012, 10:28 AM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Name: Melissa
Location: Liverpool, England
Posts: 3,468
Thanks: 189
Thanked 289 Times in 271 Posts
Default

Yep. What LS said! I haven't heard of a dog that doesn't like them. The one difference I would say is that Mylo chews on his a fair bit but he hasn't yet finished one, they last for ages here! He does go between chewing that and his cow hooves though.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2012, 03:37 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,619
Thanks: 0
Thanked 475 Times in 458 Posts
Default

We had a sheltie that broke a molar on cow hooves. Be careful! Probably was an old one. Mine all love bully sticks too.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-05-2012, 03:49 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Name: Melissa
Location: Liverpool, England
Posts: 3,468
Thanks: 189
Thanked 289 Times in 271 Posts
Default

I've heard they're not good for power chewers because they might break a tooth but Mylo doesn't really chew that hard. He should be fine Thanks for the warning
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-05-2012, 03:54 PM
joeandruth's Avatar
chi-aholic
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Posts: 362
Thanks: 6
Thanked 56 Times in 48 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~LS~ View Post
[FONT="Georgia"]Gina, my pack LOVE bully sticks. They get one each, per week. But if they had it
their way they would eat them all day, every day! I never met a dog that did
not like bully sticks, and I like the fact that they are a natural treat with only
one ingredient...bull penis.
.....

We just got a bully stick for Simcha - part of the six week training program, in this case for him to 'stay' on his special place mat while chewing on a desirable treat. I was fine with the concept until just now, when you divulged the secret ingredient. Ewwww.... gross.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-05-2012, 04:31 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Name: Krystal
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,553
Thanks: 838
Thanked 864 Times in 813 Posts
Default

Haha my parents were laughing pretty hard when I told them what bully sticks really were. Even my Grandma who grew up on a farm thought it was odd. I'm all for using an entire animal though, so I love them! Okay, I don't love them, but Odie does. They do have a... specific smell though, it's true. Odie knows that she's not allowed on the couch with them, but will sometimes try it and we just have to say "what are you doing" or "you're not allowed up there" and she totally knows what we mean and jumps down. What's even worse than the smell of the bully sticks are those fish rolls. Does anyone use those? I think they should be reserved to outside use only. Yuck!


Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-05-2012, 04:35 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Name: LS
Location: Canada
Posts: 10,706
Thanks: 2,062
Thanked 813 Times in 693 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joeandruth View Post
.....

We just got a bully stick for Simcha - part of the six week training program, in this case for him to 'stay' on his special place mat while chewing on a desirable treat. I was fine with the concept until just now, when you divulged the secret ingredient. Ewwww.... gross.



Hahaha, I'm so sorry I was the one to break it to you, haha.
I know you are disgusted, but I can't help but giggle. You know
apparently they are also "eaten by humans for their health benefits
such as being low in cholesterol and high in protein, hormones, vitamins
and minerals such as calcium and magnesium."


Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 07:17 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com