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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-16-2009, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Bully Sticks

Baci just had her first bully and LOVED it! After the fact, though, I wondered if these treats are a good thing. Are they safe and healthy?

If they are OK, I'd appreciate help finding an economical source. They are very expensive treats! Any suggestions?

Thanks, in advance, for your help.
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yes, they are healthy as far as not hurting them with bad chemicals. Their biggest benefit is teeth cleaning. When they get small I throw them out.

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I don't give my furballs bully sticks (too stinky for my comfort) but here are chew treats that I use:

Merrick's flossies (look for deals on the internet as they are pricy)- furballs go crazy for these.

Pearly whites (excellent for teeth and breath) I find 4" is better.

I have heard good things about braided Moo sticks (quite pricy but they last long and don't smell much). I am planning to get some to check it out.

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Believe it or not, you can get odorless Bully Sticks. My vet sells them.

I completely agree with you about the smell-awful.

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We love bully sticks...but you do have to get the odorless or they are stinky!
If you search for odorless bully sticks on Amazon you can find some...just read the reviews first.
They are safe and my dogs have never had a problem with them. They saved many shoes, toys, etc...my dogs always preferred to chew on those!
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i have a very poor sense of smell so my dogs are lucky i guess.

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just don't tell them what they really are!

I know my dogs love them...but they chew them so fast now that they get the runs...so I have been giving them teeth cleaning chews instead. I bought them the reindeer antlers from the Havtohavit store...but my dogs aren't in to them as others are.

Wish they were, the antlers are clean and do not smell!

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Henry also loves bully sticks and flossies. His new favorite is beef trachea - called Smokehouse Toobles. They looks like what they are, which is a little gross, but he go nuts for them and can chew them happily for hours. Has anyone had experience with these? Are they unhealthy?

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You can order the odorless ones - Moo Free Range Odorless Bullysticks - in bulk from


You might want to try a smaller order from Amazon's pet stores and be sure Baci likes the Moo brand. If Baci likes them, maybe go in with someone from the HF to buy a box.

Lola loved them for two boxes and then got bored. Now she only chomps on them for about an hour a week.

On the topic - do not give Baci any rawhide treats. Rawhide is not digestible and it can expand when it gets wet, potentially choking your pup.

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Another way to get lower cost bullies is to buy the FULL LENGTH variety and either use it whole or cut it with a saw. The full length are about 3 feet long! Comes out to much lower cost per inch.

Another favorite chewie is a whole raw carrot. Never gives Phoebe the runs, but you certainly know when she's had one. This is currently the BEST cure for separation/anxiety. If I give her a carrot before I leave, she hops to the other room and says, "bye now, I'm busy, see ya".

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