1) Healthy and All-Natural:
Many bully sticks available come from premium quality, South American 100% all natural free-range, grass-fed beef. It is low in fat and high in protein, so they are safe for overweight dogs to enjoy and the protein helps maintain the health of the dog’s muscles and organs. These treats contain vitamins and minerals that are necessary to canine health, such as calcium and magnesium. Many are free of artificial ingredients, chemicals, bleaches, preservatives and hormones.
2) Promotes Dental Health:
As with other chews, bully sticks can help promote healthy teeth and gums by removing built up plaque and tartar that accumulates between teeth, causing tooth decay. Bully sticks are an easy and delicious way to maintain dental health and stave off diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. These diseases can cause inflammation, mouth and tooth pain, tooth decay and bacterial infections. These treats also help improve and prevent bad doggy breath!
Jeffers carries a variety of bully sticks, each with their own benefits, to match the best treat for your dog. Rawhide and other chews can sometimes be broken into pieces, and are dangerous as they present a choking hazard. Bully sticks as a whole are much more difficult to break, and the braided or extra thick bully sticks are a great option if breakage is a significant concern, or if you are looking for a longer-lasting option. Many “animal parts” treats have a smell that some find unpleasant, if you are one of those people, Barkworthies Odor-Free Bully Stick is a great option. The manufacturers have stretched, braided, twisted, curled and chopped the beef to provide a wide selection of bully sticks. Check out all the different products Jeffers offers!
4) Completely Digestible:
The USDA regulates the production of bully sticks, so rest assured they are used with the best ingredients available. Bully sticks are generally made from 100% all natural ingredients, and are free of chemicals, pesticides and dyes. Due to the purity of ingredients, the dog is left with a treat that is pure meat, making it easy for them to digest.
5) Dogs LOVE Them!!!
Important: Never leave a dog or pet unattended with any toy or treat.
Renee Jones is a certified professional dog trainer, having received instruction from canine behaviorist Dr. Pamela Reid, plus nationally acclaimed trainers: Patricia McConnell, Pia Silvani, and Jean Donaldson, to name a few. She is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Internation Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She serves as a Pet Marketing and Canine Specialist for JeffersPet and JeffersPet.com.
Questions about this article, training or non-emergent health concerns are welcome. Renee can be reached most days from 9am – 5pm Central Time (Mon-Fri) at 1-800-JEFFERS (533-3377) ext 381 or by email rsjones@jefferspet. com.
Information given here is meant to be helpful and/or educational. It is, in no way, intended to supersede, challenge or supplant the diagnosis, treatment or advice of a licensed veterinarian.