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Tummy troubles from bully sticks or flossies?

My little Princess is a voracious chewer. She LOVES flossies and bully sticks. We've discontinued flossies because she can eat them so quickly. We cut (DH saws) the bully stick into 3 smaller pieces. Still she can eat that small piece in a couple of hours. Princess has been having her share of tummy troubles and she is doing pretty well on a different diet (awaiting consult from Sabine). My question is do others give their Havs bullies/flossies? How often? How quickly do they go through them? Any tummy troubles (gurgling tummy/no appetite, vomiting, etc.)?

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hmmmmm... not sure. We don't give Tillie Bully sticks very often because she also can go through them in a few hours... full size!! She gets MAYBE one a month at the most.
I do know that some dogs CAN have a sensitivity to beef, which may cause gastrointestinal problems... glad you are getting a consult with Sabine!

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I don't let Pepper finish off a whole bully stick in one sitting. When he was younger we did let him finish a 6" bully stick on two occasions, but both times he had bad stools the next day. Now we limit his intake to half the 6" per sitting. I let him chew on one every bath day and then again mid-week. That's worked so far with no tummy or potty trouble.

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Tucker gets a flossie almost every day. If the flossie is thin and small he can eat in about 30 minutes or less. If it's one of the thick ones, he gets tired of it and it'll last through the next day. He's never had stomach problems with them.
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I buy the lil bully sticks they're smaller and thin, they finish them in about an hour, I only give them maybe twice a month, they have had no problems. My blind guy who really needs to chew to help with the bordom, gets to chew his extra large one three times a week for the hour I am on the tread mill, I never let him finish one and he seldom gets to swallow it as I pull it out of his throat, kinda of gross but it works.

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Tucker gets a flossie almost every day. If the flossie is thin and small he can eat in about 30 minutes or less. If it's one of the thick ones, he gets tired of it and it'll last through the next day. He's never had stomach problems with them.
Are flossies the same as greenies because karens kody got really sick from greenies. After that I threw away a $15 dollar bag.

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No, they are not the same as Greenies. Flossies for beef tendons and they're twisted into curls. They dissolve when eaten or if pieces are swallowed unlike the Greenies or rawhide. Flossies have gotten very expensive within the last year though. I buy them online and a box cost $140 for 50. In the pet food store where I buy Tucker's food they go for $7.99 each. I've started limiting Tucker to one every other day. I did buy him an antler to chew, but he doesn't like it as much. I did buy Merrick Corporal Knee Caps when I couldn't get the Flossies. He likes those, but still not as much as the Flossies.
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My two dogs love bully sticks but BEWARE! LAst week my 5 month old border collie mix must have swallowed several 1 inch pieces whole! She proceeded to throw up 7 times (that's how i know about the large pieces) and it cost me 130.00 at the vet. No more bully sticks!
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mine get bully sticks occasionally. I buy the "fat" ones. They get to chew on them at most an hour at a time. Mine have no problem with greenies, but don't get them often. I occasionally give them a CET chew too. Probably should give CET more often, but they finish them quickly

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Eli loves his flossies. He goes through about one a day. I used to buy them through Amazon but learned the store is located nearby (yay - no shipping charges!). According to the store website their flossies are lower in calorie (about 2/3 less per inch), practically odor free and come from grass fed, free ranging animals. Eli has no problem whatsoever with his stomach.

Eli does have sensitivity to chicken and turkey so I know what a sick tummy looks like. And, he's had sensitivity to other flossies in the past. Maybe he's ok with these because they're more natural and have less fat? I'm not sure but you may want to check out different brands.
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