My son's dog is a voracious chewer. We are always looking for something that will last and satisfy her chewing instincts.
We've tried pig ears, cow ears, pig noses, moo lungs, compressed rawhides, you name it.
Went to the feed store last week and found Bully Sticks. She loves them.
Just want to know if anyone else uses Bully Sticks for their dogs. I have to read up more about them, but Kesha loves them.
By the way, Kesha is a mix of Shar Pei and Pit Bull. While growing up, she chewed through a hassock, an antique rocker, 2 couches and 3 left shoes from my Mom. She never touched the right shoes. She's much better now around the furniture, thank God, but still loves to chew her treats.
mine didnt get any for christmas, but I do give them to them as often as I can afford them! they are pricey. They love them. But they also like the traceas and other types as well. I dont typically do the ears and rawhides.
yup both my puppies have these- they didnt get them for xmas i got them for them about 3 weeks ago . i went into this dog supply store in the mall ( they dont sell any animals just cute dog things) and this was the first time ive ever even seen them . so i got each one of my pups the bigest one they had. its so funny they are so small and they carry aroudn this big old stick in their mouths. mine arent constant chewers on treats or things like this so im assuming theirs will last a long time..
The moo lungs didn't last a minute with Kesha, the little dogs take their time, but she just gobbles up moo lungs like popcorn.
Pig ears and cow ears don't last her very long either. She really seemed to like the peanut butter flavored cow ears. They would last the little dogs forever, if their big sister wouldn't sneak them away.
These bully sticks seem to be doing the trick, guess we'll have to invest in them for awhile.
Have you tried cow hooves yet? I've never had to replace a hoof yet... but keep having to buy more cuz I'm not sure where the little monsters hide them. They also come like cheese or beef filled I believe.
Kiba goes threw chews really quickly. I buy her the size that you'd get for like a 100 lb dog, just cuz it's not really worth the money when she's gonna finish it quickly.
Stryder usually plays with his treats while he chews them... throws them around or forgets they're there... then screams and starts playing with it again when he notices he has a "new" one. Hehe.
Mine get pig ears and pig hooves. Raven and Yogi are shih-tzus so they last forever. they still haved finished them :) Amber eats them in a flash with pigs ears. but with the hooves they last a day or two at most three if she is lazy :)
***Edited By: Rescuepup on 12/26/2006 12:02:28 AM*** Reason: spelling
That's one thing we didn't try with Kesha, cow hooves. I had horses for years and dogs all my life. When the farrier would come trim the horses feet, the dogs would be out there in the field, waiting for the guy to throw them an old stinky horse hoof. They always smelled nasty, because horses step in horse poops all the time, no matter how carefully you clean them.
The dogs thought the horse hoofs were a big treat. Of course cow hooves or hoofs (my english fails me) are a lot more durable, maybe they are treated or baked or something after they cut them off the animal, who knows.
Will have to try them and let you know how durable they are for Kesha. Thanks for the idea Merico.
Santa brought each of my crew a new "blankie", a toy (which they will have destroyed before the new year), a "kncukle bone" and a bullie stick. Oh and baths! They were ALL bathed on Christmas Eve Day...now all I have to do is hit them with the fruminator cause it looks like it's SNOWING~in south FL, IN the house!
the only thing that lasts in this house are the big marrow bones you get from hte supermarket. they eat the meat off of them pretty quick but the bones themselves last forever and they still enjoy chewing on them even after all the meat is gone.
bully sticks lasted all of ten minutes in this house and at 12 bucks a stick, they can forget about getting them again.
another thing that lasts them awhile, but not forever like the marrow bones, are these pork or beef smoked rib bones wrapped in rawhide, they are made by merrick's, but i don't remember what they are called. sometimes the rib bone will last them to the next day, but most times they eat the bone right away.
We've tried everything. Our dogs thing nothing of chewing through a log of wood when we bring it in for the woodstove. The only things that last more than a few minutes are beef marrow bones (they LOVE those) and cow hooves. I don't care how much they scrape, bake, or sterilize cow hooves, they will always smell bad once the dog starts chewing and slobbering on them. Our dogs do actually eat them. They haven't been able to eat a marrow bone beyond the meat, marrow, and rounding the edges but I'm sure it is only a matter of time.
Ok, now I am traumitized and will not kiss Kesha after she has been chewing on her bully sticks. I just googled bully sticks to check them out and got a huge surprise.
"A bully stick, also known as a beef stick, is a dog treat made from a dried bull's penxx. The penxx, usually measuring about 24 inches in length, is removed and cut into sections. The sections are then dried and are sold as a dog treat.
Bully sticks are very hard and are typically purchased in lengths of 12 inches, 6 inches, or smaller. They are prized by dogs (and thus their owners) for their compelling tastiness and how long they last. Indeed, it can take a strong dog well over an hour to eat one, and thus is an enjoyable, safe way to keep an energetic breed occupied and out of trouble, even when unsupervised.
Furthermore, since the bully stick is pure beef, it is 100% digestible. This is contrary to rawhide chews, which have been reported to choke or obstruct a dogs' bowel if large pieces are swallowed.
Despite the repulsive nature of the treat, Bully Sticks are very popular among dogs and their owners, and will no doubt be chewed upon by dogs with unsuspecting owners for years to come.
Hannah, think the idea came from the knowledge that organ meat is excellent for a dog's health AND it's part of the animal that was not in use for human consumption? Just my guess, but sounds about right.
My dogs LOVE bully sticks. They get them all the time since there is a place here in town not going to sell them anymore and the 6" ones are only 80¢.
Also a question. On the verge of sounding stupid, the marrow bones from the supermarket, do you cook them before you give them to the dogs or just give them raw? I know, a stupid question, but I didn't want to cook away any nutrition they might get as raw. Thanks!!