#1 fact about bully sticks– They’re 100% Digestible!
Bully sticks are made from a single, natural ingredient that is 100% digestible. In fact, in the United States, the USDA regulates the production of bully sticks to ensure they’re made from all-natural ingredients and free of pesticides, dyes and chemicals. The treat is purely beef pizzle; in other words, it’s 100% meat. Bully sticks are one of the only fully digestible chew treats on the market.
#2 reason we love Bully Sticks – They’re Healthy
Aside from being made from a single, all natural ingredient, bully sticks are full of other health benefits. They are very high in protein and low in fat, making them a suitable choice for dogs trying to lose weight. Because they’re low fat, you can offer them more often without worrying about adding excess fat to your dog’s diet. Beef is also an excellent source of amino acids, magnesium and calcium to promote your dog’s skin, coat, muscle and brain health. Bully sticks are much less likely to cause a blockage like rawhide because of their digestibility and they don’t splinter or break into chunks.
#3 Fact about Bully Sticks – They Promote Dental Health
Bully sticks are an excellent way to promote dental health in dogs. Since periodontal disease is increasingly common in our canine companions, combating it can be difficult. Although they won’t replace regular dental cleanings by your veterinarian, the chewing and gnawing required to work through a bully stick scrapes off plaque and tartar before it sticks to your dog’s teeth.
#4 Fact about bully sticks – They’re Good For All Dogs
Bully sticks come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which means there’s a perfect bully stick for every dog – whether you’ve got a 2-lb. Chihuahua or a 200-lb. Great Dane. There are regular bully sticks, braided bully sticks and extra-thick bully sticks. They also come in various twists and shapes to spice things up a little bit (mostly for the owners, as the dogs seem to love them all the same). Trial and error will determine which bully sticks are best for your dog and it will depend on how heavy a chewer your dog is and how long the treats last. They are all packed with the same health benefits regardless of shape or size.
Flying with a pet? These are the worst things you can do
Going on vacation with your best furry friend should be a fun experience. However, getting to your destination can be quite an adventure, especially if your preferred method of travel is by plane.
Of course, you want to ensure that Fido or Felix is safe and comfortable, but not all airlines make the journey easy. Also, advance arrangements won’t always guarantee that your pet will travel on a specific flight.
Airlines reserve the right to refuse transport of an animal for reasons such as illness, an improper carrier, extreme temperatures, or if he or she demonstrates aggressive or violent behavior, according to U.S. Pet Air Travel Regulations.
When traveling with an animal, it is important to keep in mind that typically airlines require pet health certificates that are no older than 10 days, even if the country of your destination accepts an older one, the U.S. Department of State, says.
Pet policies can be hard to fully comprehend, but several general guidelines will help you make your companion as relaxed and content as possible through the trip. Avoid these major don’ts the next time you travel with a furry friend.
1. You feed them a lot
2. You booked a non-direct flight
3. You travel during peak hours
4. You fly your pet in the cargo hold
5. You don’t let it get familiar with its carrier
The first step is getting the right kind of carrier. They are available in both hard and soft-sided. You want to make sure your pet isn’t squeezed and they should also be comfortable but not be jostled around. Pets should, however, be able to freely turn and move around. It’s important to give your companion about a month to get used to its new environment.
6. You don’t take familiar toys
Put their favorite toy in the carrier for extra comfort. If your four-legged best friend has a favorite sleeping bed, stuffed animal, or bone toy, do not leave the house without bringing it. This will be a friendly reminder of home and will make them feel better, more comfortable and less stressed.
7. You give your pet tranquilizers
The American Veterinary Medical Association absolutely does not recommend fliers give pets tranquilizers when traveling by because it can increase the risk of heart and respiratory problems. Short-nosed dogs and cats sometimes have even more difficulty with travel. Airlines may require a signed statement that your pet has not been tranquilized prior to flying. A sedated animal may not be able to brace and prevent injury.
“How many times a day should I feed my dog?”
Active adult dogs will benefit from being fed twice a day. Feeding times should typically be 6-8 hours apart and should be at the same times every day to help establish a consistent potty schedule. Extremely active, hardworking, inactive or dogs with medical issues may require different feeding schedules. We recommend you seek the advice of your veterinarian for these special situations and/or contact us for guidance.
From Fromm Family Foods
Let’s look at a popular “grocery store” treat touted as good for your dog. Yes, it is made with real bacon. But first comes Ground wheat, corn gluten meal, wheat flour, water, glycerin, ground yellow corn, sugar, soybean meal…..and then bacon. Followed by several chemical preservatives and chemical dyes. Then consider a healthful alternative (made in Iowa) we offer at Wholesome Pet Essentials: