Benefits Braided Bully Sticks Dogs

by the Sarah Carroll

Customers often ask "What are the benefits of bully sticks?", assuming that all bully sticks are created equal. There are more than just Straight Bully Sticks out there though--they come in many shapes, sizes. One of our best sellers and a favorite amongst our customers is the Braided Bully Stick. To understand why it's such a popular item among our canine friends, we explain the benefits of Braided Bully Sticks and answer FAQs in the article below.


To understand the benefits of Braided Bully Sticks, it's important to understand what they're made of and how they're made.

What are Braided Bully Sticks Made of?

Braided Bully Sticks are a single-ingredient dog chew. Our Bully Sticks are made from all natural beef pizzle* that comes from high-quality South American cattle. Three Bully Sticks are hand-braided together to form the Braided Bully Stick and slow roasted to lock in the delicious flavor. Since they are made from a beef muscle, they are easier to digest than some other products, such as traditional rawhide. They're the best option for any pet owner looking for a 100% beef stick dog treat. *Beef Pizzle is the manufacturer’s term for dried bull penis.

How are Braided Bully Sticks Made?

To make Braided Bully Sticks, the process begins with three separate straight bully sticks. The three pieces are cleaned, vertically hung, and dried. They are then braided together and slow-roasted to bring out the beef flavor that your dog will love. The Braided Bully Sticks are prepared in a way that preserves them without any use of chemicals, unhealthy additives, or artificial preservatives. Even without unnecessary additives, they still have a long 36-month shelf life.

Are Braided Bully Sticks Safe For Dogs?

Braided Bully Sticks are made from 100% beef muscle, which means that they are easier to digest than some alternative chews, such as rawhide. This is important to mention since not all dog treats can make that claim. What does  digestible mean? It means that the Braided Bully Stick is more easily broken down as it makes its way through the digestive tract. Your dog will have an easier time passing the treat, leaving you with peace of mind. As with any treat, though, we always recommend that you supervise your pet. Braided Bully Sticks are digestible, but a giant piece bitten off can still present a choking hazard or gastric upset in rare cases.

Are there Odor Free Braided Bully Sticks for dogs?

These dog chews are made from animal body parts and will always have some sort of smell. In our experience, the only way to entirely remove the smell would be to treat them with harsh chemicals. This is something we are unwilling to do. For that reason, we use natural odor reduction techniques and label our bully sticks as low odor. To reduce odor, we make sure to use the highest quality ingredients that are thoroughly cleaned and fully baked. This leaves our Braided Bully Sticks "low odor" and completely natural! 


Benefits of Braided Bully Sticks:

Long-Lasting and Durable

Since Braided Bully Sticks are made from three Bully Sticks, they're naturally a thicker item. Braided Bully Stick chew times are generally longer than regular Bully Sticks, making them perfect for any kind of chewer. They can be given as a treat when you want some peace and quiet or even just to entertain your dog for a while. We do recommend that if you have an aggressive chewer, to try these instead of a straight Bully Stick.

Variety of Lengths

Our Braided Bully Sticks come in a a variety of sized braids and are also sold by weight. The different sizes allow you to find one that's perfect for your situation. Depending on your particular dog and your preference, you can give your dog a smaller size to finish in one sitting or a longer one that can be chewed for a period of time and saved for later.

Naturally Cleans Dog Teeth

Every dog owner knows that doggie dental hygiene is important. One of the biggest benefits from Braided Bully Sticks is how it aids in dental health. Since your dog will be chewing a hard treat, it helps strengthen their teeth and can also help reduce tartar and plaque build-up. In some cases, Bully Sticks have even helped stop the formation of cavities, prevented gingivitis, and helped prevent other periodontal diseases. As helpful as Braided Bully Sticks are for dental health, it's important to keep in mind that they should be used alongside regular health maintenance. These dog chews won't replace trips to the vet, but they'll help between visits. Healthy teeth contribute to a healthy dog, which leads to a happy pet parent.

Source of  Protein 

If you'll recall from earlier, we stated that Braided Bully Sticks are made from 100% beef muscle. A great, slow-roasted taste isn't the only benefit from having an all natural beef dog treat. Due to Braided Bully Sticks being a completely natural beef stick dog treat, they are very high in protein. Since dogs are descendants of wolves, their ancestral diet involved consuming a lot of animal protein. The high protein found in Braided Bully Sticks helps imitate this diet. You might be thinking that high protein means the treat is also high in fat, but that is fortunately not the case Although they are lower in fat than some highly processed chews, this does not mean that you can feed your dog endless Braided Bully Sticks. Your dog might love it, but you have to resist the puppy dog eyes. Caloric intake should still be monitored and Braided Bully Sticks are meant to be given as treats, not meal replacements.

Pawstruck Perk

Being pet owners, just like you, we think that the phrase "you are what you eat" applies to every member of our family and fur family. It's important that we all eat natural and healthy foods, not just the humans. It is for this reason, that we only source our Braided Bully Sticks from high-quality cattle of trusted farming partners. We make sure that "premium" and "natural" aren't empty buzzwords being thrown around, they mean something when it comes to what we sell for your pet.

Important Information:

There Is No "One Size Fits All"

No dog is quite like the other, each has their own chew preference. Some dogs will prefer chewing on a Braided Bully Stick, while others may prefer a Bully Spring. Think about your dog's past behavior when choosing the right chew. Do they often mistake your shoes for chew toys? Does a bone take them so long to finish that they lose interest in it? It's best to determine your dog's chew style in order to pick the perfect Bully Stick product for them. Don't forget that we're here to help if you're curious about what Bully Stick is best for your dog! Feel free to e-mail us or give us a call.
Still have questions about Bully Sticks or how to "chews" the right treat for your dog? Give us a call at 1 (800) 715-4955. Our product specialists are more than happy to provide suggestions. If not, feel free to browse our entire line of Bully Sticks for dogs


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