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Just wondering how often is too often. Rosie had one on Friday and another on Saturday and now she has soft poops (like soft serve ice cream) and she has thrown up once. She seems to have all of her energy and is eating. Just wondering if there was some rule about how often to give them. Thanks!
 

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Sadie usually just chews on them but she did eat a good size piece yesterday and threw up. Then, her poo was soft today. One usually lasts her for weeks. If your dog is actually consuming it, or most of it, and it's affecting her badly...I dont' know. I think not too often.
 

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Tyke seems to tolerate them very well - so far no soft poops, and she doesn't seem to be eating any large pieces at one time. I've had no problems with her throwing up either. One will usually last her about a week- or 3-4 days if she is really working at it. I'd just watch them closelly. I feel more comfortable with Tyke chewing on bully sticks than rawhides, but I still don't like her to have them when she is not supervised.
 

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Charlie tolerates them well too but he only gets them occasionally. I actually thought bully sticks were a preferred treat because they were more digestible than rawhide.

Evidently, you just have to figure out what's best for your dog by trial and error. Perhaps you can remove the stick before she eats the whole thing?

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I guess they don't agree with her and I didn't realize that not all dogs chewed them to nothing in a ouple of hours. We'll stick with the non-edible nylabones and an occasional bully stick but I'll only let her have it for a short time.
 

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Bogie's usually last forever! He's got them lying all around the house. He chews on one for awhile and leaves it.
Since he doesn't eat the whole thing, I've never noticed a problem.......so I guess I'm not much help! :roll:
Yet, I've heard that they can cause the soft serve........so you may want to limit them??
 

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Manchego and Brie usually eat and entire one each in a few hours. It doesn't really seem to give them poo/puke problems. I read somewhere that you should consider them a meal replacement if they consume the entire thing, maybe it was on the companies web site.

I don't think there are problems giving them to dogs too frequently, but I think too much of a good thing can always be bad so I'd contact the company and ask them if you are really interested in finding out. Since my dogs eat the whole thing in one day I can't really afford to give them to them often... not at $10/day! :?

I've also heard that they are better for them than rawhide because they are actually digestible. The big (marrow?) bones are good too and they last much longer.
 

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I am a new Doodle owner. What is a bully stick? Is it a chew stick/toy snack?

Thanks,
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bully_stick :shock: Kimberly, You may be sorry you asked after checking this link, but they do seem to be safer than rawhides, which can be a real choking hazard! Tyke loves them, but they are pretty expensive - we save bully sticks as special treats! Welcome to the forum- glad to have you here!
 

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interesting fact I found online (bullysticks.com) when looking for puppy snax:


"Bullysticks are 100% Bull penises."



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Labracadabra said:
interesting fact I found online (bullysticks.com) when looking for puppy snax:

"Bullysticks are 100% Bull penises."

:shock:
Ewwww, that does it, NO more bully sticks! I'm going with cow ears from now on.
 

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Labracadabra wrote:
interesting fact I found online (bullysticks.com) when looking for puppy snax:

"Bullysticks are 100% Bull penises."

Ewwww, that does it, NO more bully sticks! I'm going with cow ears from now on.
hehe...I was waiting for someone to post that. The thought of feeding that totally grosses me out, but I have heard they're quite safe for dogs. W/food allergies here we just stay away from giving them.

Just a warning about the cow ears - Dex had 1 of them one time and he literally swallowed it almost whole. We never gave them again because we feared he would choke. I don't think there is a problem if your dog chews on them like he/she should, but just watch when you give them.

P.S. I'm sure natural rawhides may be different, but Dexter totally overchew on a cheap rawhide as a young puppy and we went through a mess with his jaw...we would up at a specialist (spending a ton of money) to find out he just overchewed...that was the last rawhide we ever gave. I think natural/pressed rawhides are fine, but since that we have stayed away from anything like that.
 

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Nicky received a bully stick as a gift. He loved it and gobbled it up in no time! However, because of the "Ewwww" factor, I don't buy them! Yuck!

Haven't tried giving him cow's ears, but what do you think about hoofs? Or is that hooves?
 

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My experience with the hooves is that they stink so bad and the dog smells like them afterward....no way in my house :twisted:
 

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Sorry to bring up the "eww" factor of bullysticks. I may still try them, despite.

Didn't even know you could get ears and hooves, and other parts. And interesting to hear about things I hadn't considered, eg, how odorific they are.

It's always educational on this site!!

P.S. I decided we would try out a raw diet for the pup, so what the heck, we're way deep into gross at my house already. Whatever's good for the dog, that's my motto!
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I just try not to think about what they are, and Tyke certainly doesn't care! Annie you are right about the hooves, and we have found the ears to be pretty gross and greasy in their own way. Tyke likes bully sticks so much, I just tend to block out WHERE they come from!!! :shock:
 

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We get the 12" ones for our puppy...

And here is an ewwwww factor for you: BEFORE I knew what it was, I would put one in my mouth to get Kryczek to be interested in it...I don't do that anymore!
 

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We get the 12" ones for our puppy...

And here is an ewwwww factor for you: BEFORE I knew what it was, I would put one in my mouth to get Kryczek to be interested in it...I don't do that anymore!
OMG.....I just shot coffee out of my nose!! :shock: :lol:
 
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