When it comes to chewing on bully sticks, rawhide or anything else, your dog has options…and so do you.
You see a lot of these products neatly showcased at your local supermarket, or in specialized pet supply stores, or online. Lots of merchants are competing to offer chewables for the canine audience.
But what should you look for in selecting the treats that are right for your pup?
Here are some of the considerations we think dog owners should take into account as they shop for chewable goodies.
Extremely small dogs don't do very well with extremely large bully sticks, rawhide pieces or other such chewables. They have smaller jaws, and smaller stomachs, etc. and although you’ve often heard “it’s not the size of the dog it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” as the dog’s owner, you don’t want your dog biting off more than he/she can chew.
Supply companies offer specialized products for small dogs according to their ability to tackle a certain size of bone or other chewable item, so that’s one thing to keep in mind when shopping.
A Dog’s Age
There are also some kinds of products that are not ideal for puppies. Many of these are marked as such, but some are not.
In general, it may be best to stay away from rawhide until your dog is more fully grown.
Other specialized products are made so that they are easy for puppies to chew and easy to digest.
Here again, the breed of the dog has an impact on size. You'll see some products marketed specifically for puppies, and others for adult dogs.
Here's another thing you should check when buying bully sticks and other items for your dog.
First, check the country of origin. Made in the USA is best, and Chinese products are notorious for possibly containing certain contaminants.
In general, you want to look for a natural process and natural ingredients, not items that can impact your animal’s health in a negative way.
We have bully sticks and chews of all shapes, sizes and colors, along with other dog chews and assorted gifts and toys. We make it our business to source these types of high quality products so that you can have confidence and peace of mind in what you purchase online. Take a look and don’t hesitate to ask any questions about what’s best for your pooch.