One of my first ever posts on Her Dog Blog was about bully sicks.
I love giving Teton bully sticks because they are better for him than alternatives like rawhide (which don’t digest as well and are more likely to pose choking hazards) and take longer for him to eat, which means they’re cleaning his teeth and keeping him busy while he’s eating them.
When I first got Teton, I came across Best Bully Sticks, an online retailer that carries a variety of dog products but hangs their hat on their fantastic assortment of bully sticks. I never ordered anything from them because I was still getting the hang of the whole dog parenting thing and wanted to touch and smell every treat or chew I gave Teton before buying it for him. Now that I’m up to speed on all things bully sticks, however, I’m more comfortable ordering treats, chews, and food online.
Being that I’d never purchased anything from Best Bully Sticks but was familiar with their site, I was thrilled when they reached out to me a few weeks ago and asked if they could send Teton some products.
So far Teton has tried two of his goodies from Best Bully Sticks.
The spleen chips…
…which are literally 100% spleen from range-free, grass-fed cattle.
And the gullet cookies…
…which are dried and twisted bovine gullet.
Teton was very eager to try his bully sticks. (He didn’t get them on the same day, FYI.)
The spleen chips, while excellent for their versatility as training treats and/or treats for all sizes, didn’t taken Teton very long to eat. They’re nice and crunchy, though, so I know they cleaned up his teeth.
The gullet cookies have been The Little Blogger’s favorite.
They take him somewhere between 10 and 12 minutes to eat, which I love. I know he’s getting a good teeth cleaning when he chows down and that it’s somewhat mentally and physically stimulating to have a good, solid chew to work on.
What’s particularly awesome about the gullet cookie is that that it’s twisted so it’s more difficult (theoretically) for your dog to pull apart than a stick-straight bully stick.
Teton has had zero tummy issues from either the spleen chips or the gullet cookies. They’re very easy for him to digest and I love giving him something from sources that value free-range and grass-fed animals.
After Teton devoured his gullet cookie, he watched the house and guarded it against predators.
In his new pirate bandana. 🙂
Next week I’ll review either the Standard Bully Sticks, the Gullet Spirals, or both.