The charcuterie-style sticks are made from beef farmed in the United States. Other bully products are from free-range, grass-fed cattle farmed in North and South America. All of Sancho & Lola’s products are processed, inspected, and packed in facilities in Texas and Nebraska. Some bully stick holders come in multiple sizes leaving you to guess which is the right size for your dog. You may need to buy several if you have a growing puppy or multiple dogs.
Choosing The Right Breed
When you see that the bully stick is small enough to get swallowed or can fit into your dog’s mouth crosswise, you need to throw it out. After getting chewed on by your dog, a bully stick is going to look really ugly and gross, so a simple way to refresh it is to cut off the end where it is chewed. Just place the bully sticks in an airtight container and freeze them before giving them to your dog. Alternatively, you can place the bully sticks in a microwave, set it on high for 60 seconds before giving it to your dog.
Are dog bully sticks made at home safe for the dog?
In addition to beef pizzles, you can also set your dog up with non-edible chew toys and then rotate between them regularly. But regardless of the type of bully stick holder you end up going with, they all extend the life of a bully stick and help prevent your pup from swallowing the nub. Or you can also use a dog chew toy that can accommodate a bully stick. They tend to be more substantial and take longer for dogs to chew through than thin and short bully sticks.
But there are several other bully sticks available that we would also recommend. Like every responsible dog mom, I did a bit of a taste test before I gave these homemade bully sticks to Baxter. Not that I tasted them, but I watched Baxter closely during his first chewing session to make sure he didn’t react badly.
Read more about Natural Dog Treats and Chews here.
Even if only a small piece of string from the rope toy is swallowed, small amounts of hair can accumulate on it and cause an intestinal blockage. Again, be very careful if letting your dog play with rope toys. They’re better as tug toys for playing tug-o-war with you instead of as a chew toy option.