Monday, March 24, 2014

Best Bully Sticks Review and Giveaway!

A couple of days ago, I blogged about the awesome elk antler chews we received from Best Bully Sticks last week.  Also included in that package were some other amazing goodies.

As the name implies, Best Bully Sticks specializes in bully sticks.  They also supply many other treats and chews, and sent us some to sample.  Find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

twisted bully sticks
Twisted Bully Sticks

 These twisted bully sticks come in random lengths of 12-17", and I am sure ours were all at least 14" or more in length. If I have said it once, I have said it many times.  I (and my dogs) LOVE bully sticks.  They are a wonderful, natural treat.  They allow a dog to chew, which is natural, and provide some teeth cleaning benefits.  They are fully digestible, and according to the website, a good way to teach positive chewing habits.  These do not contain artificial ingredients, often found in so called "dental treats."  It goes without saying that these were a hit.

wolfdog with a bully stick
My "little wolf" waiting patiently for his twisted bully stick.
All three of my dogs enjoyed these immensely.  I love the look of bliss they sometimes get on their faces while working on a good chew.  Most bully sticks have a slight to extreme odor to them, and I would put these at the slight end of the odor spectrum.

wolfdog chewing

These lasted each woofer about 20-25 minutes, which I feel is pretty impressive.  Treats like bully sticks give them the opportunity to use their paws, which I enjoy watching, and I think it is more enriching for them that way.

pig bone dog treat
Giant Pork Femur
Best Bully Sticks sent us three of these giant pork femurs.  They are big and heavy.  I gave these to my crew individually, and supervised the entire time, to ensure none of them attempted to chomp down too hard.  Fortunately, they all spent a great deal of time licking the bones, and then nibbling the residual meat and connective tissue on the bone.

german shepherd wolf mix

In one of the photos in the collage above, Neeko is modeling her classic "these paws don't touch raw" pose, which is  normally reserved for her raw meat.  I can not help but giggle at how prissy she is at times.

Gullet Cookie Treats

We also received three of these gullet cookie treats.  I was not quite sure what to make of them at first.  They are braided, and larger than the palm of my hand.  They are hard, and similar feeling to a bully stick.  According to the website, these are an excellent source of chondroitin, and are sourced from grass-fed, free-range cattle.  Another single ingredient chew/treat.  What's not to like?

The princess, smiling and waiting for her gullet cookie.

Om nom nom.


wolamute

These photos of Bruce say it all.  The drool, the happiness.  These treats were kind of stinky, but not as bad as many other treats I have smelled.  They all loved them!  These lasted each dog about 3-5 minutes, and are what I like to call "bonus treats."

I am really impressed with the wide selection of treats and chews available at Best Bully Sticks, and their shipping speed.  I received my products two days after receiving a shipping notification email.  The quality is superb, with all bully sticks coming from the US or South America, and most treats and chews being single or simple ingredients, which is what many who prefer to offer their dogs natural/holistic items look for.

THE GIVEAWAY


Best Bully Sticks is giving away a prize pack of 25 odor free bully sticks, each 6 inches in length to one reader.  Enter using Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer-this post and giveaway are sponsored by Best Bully Sticks.  All opinions are expressly my own.

  

40 comments:

  1. This is awesome - great review! Shiner has yet to try bully sticks and she would love the chance to win some! Everything here looks delicious... to her anyways ;)

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    1. PS - Your IG link in the Rafflecopter form did not work for me.

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    2. Ann, thanks for the heads up! I've been playing around with my Instagram user name, and didn't think about the link changing. I am sorry about that, but it should be working now.

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  2. Oh wow! Great giveaway!!! I am trying to enter but I am having a couple issues. Your Instagram link wont let me in. And also, I am a follower of your blog, but there are no specific follow by email buttons or anything here, so I am not sure what to put on the raffle copter where it says, "how do I follow this blog" Is there some way I can follow it that I do not know of yet? LOL! !!
    Thanks for your help!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  3. So cool! Will be trying these for my dogs no matter what!

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    1. Hi Beth! Good luck to you and your woofers!

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  4. Bully sticks - and a giveaway!! Yes! Nice review too!

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    1. Hi Geri! Good luck to you and your woofers!

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  5. Great review! Nola would love some bully sticks; they're her favorite!
    Nola

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  6. Great review!!! I went on a shopping spree for our dogs this weekend. We got 2 hours of peace :)

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! Gotta love a little peace and quiet. I know I appreciate it every now and then.

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  7. My dogs love to chew. Their fav chews are antlers and they can be aggressive chewers!

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    1. I think there is something inherent in northern breeds that make them like to chew. Seems like many I talk to agree on that.

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  8. My little guy (half dachshund, half Boston terrier) loves bully sticks. They last him a couple of hours. He chews on it for a bit, then stops to roll on it, then throw it in the air and chase it. He also spent some time prancing around the house carrying it, trying to find a good spot to hide it. Then he'd take it out of hiding right away to chew some more.

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    1. I bet he is cute!! I need to get my parents' dogs some bully sticks. They are Boston Terriers/terrors ; ) and love to chew.

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  9. My Loki boy chews on everything he can get his mouth on :(.....I usually keep him the huge bones because he really enjoys them.
    Stephanie.Rebecca.Grant(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. Our dogs love chews, and they are both very vigorous chewers!

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  11. Lots of good stuff! I love seeing your happy dogs enjoying their goodies. Ace definitely loves the bully sticks from Best Bully Sticks. I don't believe he's tried any of their other products, but I'm sure they would be a hit!

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  12. What an awesome giveaway! I do love the look on people's faces when you tell them what a bully stick is hehe :)

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  13. This is an AWESOME Giveaway!! I have 4 Dogs....1 Alaskan Malamute & 3 Siberian Husky's that go CRAZY over Bully Sticks! It's their All-Time FAVORITE thing to chew! They do stink, but the dogs Love them! :-)

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    1. Renae-you are as crazy as me, opening your home and heart to several northern breeds!

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  14. Great photos - love the "prissy" shots. Looks like a great giveaway! Rita is not a super aggressive chewer (thankfully) but she does LOVE a chew treat each afternoon. Her fave is a bully stick!

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  15. We're pretty moderate chewers, but we love any edible chews. Durable chews (such as the plastic Nylabone) are not our chews of choice.

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  16. My dogs chewing everything has gotten better. They now only vhew the things I buy for them. They love when I buy them big soup bones from the grocery store. They also love antlers, which are awesome and last forever. They love anything that they can chew for awhile. No rawhide.

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  17. My dogs love antlers. It is one of the few chew things that actually last along time. I think these are great. They even chew them when they have gotten small.

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  18. Your dogs are gorgeous!! My dogs, Ella and Diamond, are big chewers! They love a chew that lasts but they can work off little bits at a time. They will work on a chew until it's all gone. They love to chew bully sticks the most.

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  19. She will chew on ANYTHING, lol

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  20. My dog chews hard but is learning- we give her treats

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  21. Only one of our dogs is really a chewer. Unfortunately his favorite thing is socks. >.<

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  22. My Australian shepherd Gershwin likes bully sticks, antlers and knuckle bones.

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  23. Vix isn't much of chewer. She never was and now that she's 12 she's even less so. She's actually a lazy eater. Her favourite chews are the Jones Naturals Venison Stix. She absolutely adoores those. She also loves the zukes mini naturals though not the peanut butter {strangely she doesn't like pb} and any kind of salmon jerky. Thanks for the giveaway. @fromfurrin

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway, I always wanted to try these but haven't. They love to chew but I usually give them crown knuckle bones.

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  25. My dogs like rawhides. I also started giving them dehydrated sweet potatoes, yams, etc.

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  26. My dog is an aggressive chewer. Her favorites are enormous buffalo leg bones. They are super smelly but she loves them.

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  27. My dog has a strong jaw. He likes to chew on his dog bones.

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