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Bulls Pizzles are fast becoming one of our top sellers from our natural treat range. Often also referred to as Bully Sticks, these Bulls Penis parts are a 100% natural alternative to rawhide chews. They are lower in fat, high in protein and fully digestible. All our air dried natural treats come from highly reputable sources and are fully approved and inspected. Bulls pizzles are often used as a safer alternative to rawhide for a digestible chew for puppies (although we do still recommend that you supervise when they are being eaten).
We offer these pizzles individually or in bulk. They also come in two sizes: standard or the long, chunky end. Please select your desired quantity from the styles on the right hand side of the page. Each pizzle will vary in size slightly but the standard size measures approx 12cm long and the chunky end measures approx 20 cm long and is a lot thicker.
Bulls Pizzles are available to purcahse individually or make a saving and buy 9 to get the 10th free.
We have provided some more handy information regarding Bulls Pizzles below
Bulls Pizzles can aid in keeping gums healthy, removing tartar and can help clean teeth if used regularly. As always though we do like to remind dog owners that nothing beats teeth brushing. We recommend that if you want to make the Pizzle even harder that putting it in the freezer overnight is a good option. Not only does it make it a little tougher but it is also good for teething gums if being given to a teething pup.
"These chews are tough & longer lasting. If your dog is a power chewer they could be gone in a day, or even an hour if they are determined. Fussy dogs may not always like these harder chews & you shouldn't leave your dog unsupervised with them."
As with all our tougher chews, we would recommend that you supervise your dog whilst they are eating the Pizzle. Although it is fully digestible and carries less of a risk than products such as rawhide, if a large chunk is swallowed this could cause a choking hazard. As with all treats you should feed Bulls Pizzle in moderation. The amount will depend on the size of your dog but we don't recommend feeding more than one a day and we always suggest people remember than as a general guide treats should not make up more than 15% of your dogs daily diet.
Pictured is an example of the difference in size between the standard and the long pizzle.
In the shop there is much discussion regarding what is appropriate and safe to give your dog as a chew. We don’t believe that there is a black and white answer to this one but thought it would be handy to provide a guide to some of the most discussed items we provide in the shop and their pros and cons to allow our customers to make a balanced and informed choice about what they give to their dogs.
With regards pizzles/bully sticks (or similar chew products such as pigs ears)...
Pizzles (sometimes called Bully Sticks) are Bulls' Penis parts (sorry no nice way of saying it). They are a 100% natural alternative to rawhide chews. They are lower in fat, high in protein and fully digestible.
To Chews: They are often described as a safer alternative to rawhide for puppies as they are generally easier to digest (although we do still recommend that you supervise when they are being eaten). Bulls' Pizzles can aid in keeping gums healthy, removing tartar and can help clean teeth if used regularly. As always though we do like to remind dog owners that nothing beats teeth brushing.
Not to Chews: Whilst Bulls' Pizzles are unlikely to cause a tooth fracture they can still present a choking hazard and we would always recommend supervising and not giving them to a “gulper”.
Some detractors from Pizzles (or other natural dried animal products) argue that with them being a natural product they can contain bacteria. It is true that there would be a risk of bacteria on a Pizzle but dogs' digestion is very different to our own and they tend to be able to cope with this better than we would (as also argued by raw feeders).
For more information about choosing suitable things for your dog to chew on please see our article, To Chews or Not to Chews - Just Dogs guide to the pros & cons of chew treats & toys
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