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Are Bully Sticks Fully Digestible?

Hello there, dog-loving compatriots! Your friendly neighborhood bully stick aficionado, Crystal Marshall, is back at it with Baxter, my ever-so-vigorous Australian Shepherd. We're breaking from our daily hiking trails in Asheville's lush mountains to answer one burning question - "Are bully sticks fully digestible?"

Baxter loves his bully sticks, as much as he loves bounding through the Blue Ridge trails. But even as he savors his treat, as a responsible dog parent, I can't help but ask, "Baxter, are you going to digest that all right?" So, I set on a mission to find out, and guess what I discovered?

Bully sticks are indeed fully digestible! Unlike synthetic treats or traditional rawhide chews, bully sticks are 100% beef. They’re slow-cooked to ensure the preservation of their nutrients, which also makes them easier to digest compared to other treats. This puts my mind at ease knowing Baxter isn't struggling to digest his favorite snack.

However, it's not just about the digestibility. Bully sticks are an excellent source of protein, a crucial nutrient for an active, bounding bundle of joy like Baxter. Plus, they’re low in fat and can help keep those doggy pearly whites clean. With these benefits, I’d say bully sticks make the perfect guilt-free treat for our furry pals.

But don't just take it from me. Baxter’s enthusiastic tail wags and eager chewing are a testament to the fact that these bully sticks aren’t just fully digestible, they’re also thoroughly enjoyable.

Keep And Eye On Your Dog When They Chew

Yet, this does not mean that supervision can go out the window. Although bully sticks are safer compared to other chews, there's still a chance of choking, especially if your dog tries to swallow a large piece. I always keep an eye on Baxter when he’s chewing on his bully stick. Better safe than sorry!

For us dog parents, bully sticks are a win-win. They give our canine companions a long-lasting, tasty treat, and for me, a chance to sneak in some peace while Baxter is preoccupied. Plus, the peace of mind knowing the treat is fully digestible? Priceless.

In conclusion, bully sticks are fully digestible, nutritious, and let's not forget, delicious (I mean, I haven't tried one, but Baxter seems to think so!). Whether you're a new dog parent or a seasoned one like myself, these chews might just be what you need to keep your dog happy and healthy.

Remember, the dog-owner journey is a marathon, not a sprint. We learn new things about our pups every day. Today’s lesson? Bully sticks are Baxter-approved, digestible, and packed with benefits. And now, Baxter and I are off to hit the trails. Until next time, keep those tails wagging and those bully sticks chewing!

Yours in paws,

Crystal & Baxter

This post was last updated at April 18, 2024 05:00

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