There is no one-size-fits all bully sticks, and each bully stick varies in size and shape. For this reason, we always recommend referring to the sizing chart on the product page of your chosen bully stick before making a purchase.
Here is the size chart for your reference:
The average length of our pizzle (or cane) style dog chews ranges between 6 and 12 inches . Two sizes will typically fall within the majority of this range:
6 inches: These are what we recommend for dogs 10 lbs and under. Bully sticks in this size range tend to be perfect for dogs that love to chew, but can finish a bully stick quickly . If your dog is more on the lazy side and prefers to lay about, these sizes may also lead to less havoc within your home as they don't last nearly as long as larger sized chews. An average 6" bully stick is enough of a "snack" for most dogs 30-60 minutes, but it will depend on the individual dog.
12 inches: Bully sticks in this range are ideal for dogs 70 lbs and under. Any larger sized breeds can also enjoy these bully sticks as well, but may need more than one per play session depending on their appetite. Bully sticks in this size generally last much longer than shorter puzzle style chews - anywhere from 2-6 hours .
How many bully sticks can a dog have? (Benjamin's Take)
Hey there, Benjamin Smith here, and yes, you guessed it, I'm back with Max, my lovable Lab, and another bite of practical doggy wisdom. Today, we're tackling the mystery of bully sticks - those natural, single-ingredient chews that our canine companions can't get enough of. Are they the Holy Grail of dog treats or just another fad? And more importantly, how many of these delightful sticks can we afford to our furry friends?
Now, we all love spoiling our dogs with their favorite treats, and for Max, nothing comes close to the joy of a bully stick. But, there's a fine line between pampering and over-indulgence, even in the doggy world. Sure, bully sticks are a fantastic alternative to rawhides, and their all-natural, single-ingredient allure is hard to resist. But here's the scoop - more isn't always better.
While these chewy delights get a big tail-wag from our four-legged friends, we need to ensure we're not going overboard. So, how many bully sticks are we talking about? Once a day, tops. That's the golden number Max and I stick to.
Remember, treats, however nutritious, should be just that - treats. They shouldn't take up more than 10% of your dog's daily calories. And yes, that includes those irresistible bully sticks too. So, let's ensure we keep our dogs' health in check, even as we enjoy the peace (and quiet) a bully stick brings!
Stay tuned for more nuggets of practical wisdom from Max and me. Happy treating, folks!
This post was last updated at December 11, 2023 06:08