Friday, April 4, 2014

The Best Price for Bully Sticks

Bully sticks, bull pizzles, and steer sticks ... whatever you call them, they have perhaps become the most popular dog treats around.  Especially since all the bad press on treats from China, bully sticks have become THE trusted treat for dogs.  But they can be very expensive with price tags of $3.00 - 5.00 per stick being very common.  And if your dogs are anything like mine, even a single 6-inch, thick bully doesn't last longer than an hour or so.  

So where can you find the best price for bully sticks? Unless you can afford to buy in bulk at the wholesale level, the lowest prices for standard thickness, 6-inch bully sticks ranges from about $1.25 - $1.80 per stick.  One of the very best sources I've found online is  They specialize in bully sticks and offer a large variety of sizes and quantities.  The more you buy, the lower the price per stick.

Not all bully sticks are made in the U.S.A.  In fact, most of them are not.  Most likely, that's because the American beef industry isn't interested in the investment it would take to raise free-range, grass-fed cattle. Most bullies come from either Brazil or India, where there are more organic ranchers than in the United States.

Most of the bully sticks sold by come from free-ranging, grass-fed Brazilian cattle, none of which are fed hormones or antibiotics.  They are a single-ingredient treat with no added chemicals, coloring, preservatives, or flavorings.  They are USDA/FDA inspected and approved.

Some of the bullies sells are made in the U.S.A.; but from the research and looking around I've done, it's very difficult to find American-made dog treats that come from free-range, grass-fed cattle that have not been given hormones and/or antibiotics.  I prefer the bullies from Brazil because they are thicker and more uniform in size. The bullies from the U.S. are thinner, and I'm not 100% sure they are from organically-raised cattle (free-range and grass-fed; although they appear to be chemical-free).  All of the bully sticks sold by come from cattle raised with NO added chemicals, coloring, preservatives, or flavorings.  

Bull pizzles (basically, dehydrated bull penis) are "left overs" of the beef industry.  But as far as dogs are concerned, these "left overs" are one of the best-tasting things on Earth!

Sammi is always happy to "demonstrate"
the proper way to eat a bully stick.
Bully sticks become chewy when moistened by your dog's saliva and naturally help clean their teeth while providing dogs with a satisfying chew. They're a great way to reduce tartar build-up while satisfying your dog's instinct to chew.

They're a much better treat than rawhide:  bullies are easily digested, and won't break or splinter so are a safe and healthy treat for dogs. They're naturally high in protein and low in fat. ... It's just hard to find a better, longer-lasting treat for your canine!

These are the same bullies I give to my own dogs.  I trust and have had no problems giving these treats to my furkids.

*Disclaimer:  I may earn a small commission from any purchase you make through any of the links to within this article or anywhere else on this blog.  Be assured, however, that my commission does not affect (increase) the prices you pay.*

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