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So, I've heard so much about these bullysticks. I had to go to Petco tonight to find diapers for Sophie because she's started her heat. So, I'm looking around and see these bullysticks. 3 for $20. So I bought them. Gave one to Luke (lab), one to Abby (Weimeraner) and one to Sophie. In less than 20 minutes, Luke and Abby are done with their treat. Sophie still has most of it to go, but is enjoying it. Had no idea they would go so fast. That's a lot of $ for a 20 minute treat. Maybe I bought the wrong ones?

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You do have to look to make sure they are really Bully Sticks and not “made with bully sticks” or “Bully stick flavored” The label should just say “beef pizzle” and nothing else.

Some dogs go through them fast and others take their time and enjoy them. My fast dogs go through EVERYTHING fast, though. I find I get the best buy if I buy a long stick and cut it into smaller pieces, or order online--and then just take the stick away for another time after they get some time chewing them.
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I think they are very expensive at Petsmart. I get mine at Pet Supplies Plus store and they are a little cheaper.
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You do have to look to make sure they are really Bully Sticks and not “made with bully sticks” or “Bully stick flavored” The label should just say “beef pizzle” and nothing else.

Some dogs go through them fast and others take their time and enjoy them. My fast dogs go through EVERYTHING fast, though. I find I get the best buy if I buy a long stick and cut it into smaller pieces, or order online--and then just take the stick away for another time after they get some time chewing them.
Thanks. I'll check the label. They said bullysticks. Prairie dog bully sticks? Maybe I got that wrong. Thanks!

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I really like Himalaya Chews (the brand name ones--they look like blocks of very hard cheese, which I guess is actually what they are) for longevity myself. They’re expensive too, but for my dogs, they seem to last longer than a bully stick, if you get the big thick ones. And they don’t stink, like some bullies do.
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Maybe they are the real deal. Sophie has been chomping for at least and hour and half and hardly made a dent. Luke and Abby done! Any drawbacks of giving Sophie one for her crate to keep her occupied during the day? Not likely to give Luke and Abby one again for a 20 minute treat.

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I have several issues with even the best of dried and twisted bull pizzle (penis).

First, for some reason, it is the only high value treat that my boy's will actually resource guard. Pigs ears, toys, water, food... Nope. Just that one thing.

Secondly, it really seems to affect their digestion. And in no predictable way. Maybe diarrhea or gas or constipation.

Finally, the product is quite expensive. Ridiculously expensive as it is total waste from a slaughtered bull.

I totally quit bull pizzle about 9 months ago and neither the boys or myself have any regrets.

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Edit: @Dawn. It will take no time at all before Sophie finally scarfs that thing down in a matter of minutes! LOL

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Check out a website called BestBullySticks.com. You can get them a bit cheaper by buying in bulk. But yeah, some dogs go through them like they are nothing, and other dogs can work on one forever.

I've found that my dogs will sometimes have loose stools after having a bully stick, so they are a "sometime" treat around here.


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I have several issues with even the best of dried and twisted bull pizzle (penis).

First, for some reason, it is the only high value treat that my boy's will actually resource guard. Pigs ears, toys, water, food... Nope. Just that one thing.

Secondly, it really seems to affect their digestion. And in no predictable way. Maybe diarrhea or gas or constipation.

Finally, the product is quite expensive. Ridiculously expensive as it is total waste from a slaughtered bull.

I totally quit bull pizzle about 9 months ago and neither the boys or myself have any regrets.

JMO

Edit: @Dawn. It will take no time at all before Sophie finally scarfs that thing down in a matter of minutes! LOL

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Thanks John. I'll watch her. I was just trying to get a long lasting treat to keep her busy and to not pull off her panties during heat. It works! She's more interested in her stick than the panties. I sure hope she doesn't get an upset tummy. If she does, we're done with those things.

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Check out a website called BestBullySticks.com. You can get them a bit cheaper by buying in bulk. But yeah, some dogs go through them like they are nothing, and other dogs can work on one forever.
I buy mine from Best Bully Sticks. I get the odor free "jumbo" size in the 25 pack size. They are kind of expensive but the jumbo size last far longer than the thinner ones.

Both of my dogs can go through a 6" bully stick in maybe 15-20 minutes, and the 12" lasts about twice as long.

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I gave Finn bully sticks all the time as a puppy for down time at dog training, when he was laying on his mat. They used to last 2-3 classes when he was younger, but as he got older didn't even last one class. The braided ones lasted the longest for us. I occassionally give them now, I usually get the big pack from Costco.
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Richter can power through even a jumbo 12 inch bully stick in about 10 minutes. Not something I give him often just because it's not cost effective Also they are very high in calories, just to be aware. He does love them, so I actually buy the regular, not thick ones as an occasional treat, or beef tracheas instead.

For a long lasting chew, I just use raw beef knuckle bones. He's allowed to have them either in his crate or in a room alone (no cats) so there are no resource guarding issues. He can chew up to about 45 minutes, and then it goes back in the freezer. Stuffed frozen Kongs also last a lot longer - often a good 30-60 minutes, depending on what I put in there.


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Mine LOVE bullysticks. It's like the "hunger games" every time watching the doxy take hers directly under the bed and then strategize her distraction technique so that she can steal his and take it under the bed too. We monitor them at all times to keep the games fair.
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I have been getting mine at Costco. I think there are 12 or so sticks in the bag for $27.00. They last a long time for us, but they stink to high heaven.
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Interesting. The one's I bought don't stink. Sophie still have half of her left.

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I buy mine from Best Bully Sticks. I get the odor free "jumbo" size in the 25 pack size. They are kind of expensive but the jumbo size last far longer than the thinner ones.

Both of my dogs can go through a 6" bully stick in maybe 15-20 minutes, and the 12" lasts about twice as long.

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Ditto all of the above - I always have them when traveling for MY 45 minutes of peace and quiet in the evening in the motel room. No problems with gut affects but my dogs eat raw. They are also another source of some nutrients not in other parts of the animal so I feel they are really good to use along with trachea.

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I gave up giving Bully sticks to my dogs. They would just inhale them within a few minutes and I could not justify the cost. If I want them to have something long lasting I have used a Kong filled with plain yogurt and dry kibble and freeze it. It lasts up to one hour.
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If I want them to have something long lasting I have used a Kong filled with plain yogurt and dry kibble and freeze it. It lasts up to one hour.
I do this too and it is a HUGE favorite that lasts much longer than bully sticks.
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Mine eats 3ft bully sticks in 20 minutes, he is known as the Peen Fiend.


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mine eats 3ft bully sticks in 20 minutes, he is known as the peen fiend.
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