Pizzles?!?!

Okay, call me a dumb-dumb, but I went to the petstore today & I was looking at the treats and chews and saw "Braided Pizzle Sticks". I know they are a beef product, but exactly what part of the beef and are they "safe" treats? We don't do rawhides or greenies and try to avoid anything unnatural. Mostly, Bella gets "biscuits", Chicken Jerky, Nylabone Healthy Edibles, or something along that line. But I am really curious about these Pizzle thingys… 😕

You probably don't really want to know what part of the bull they are. Just think about the name and they only come from bulls and it should come to you what part they are. I have used them as an occasional treat with no problems, I don't use the braided ones though.

Ewwwwwww, OKay. My husband is now dying of laughter!!! That's disgusting…

Yep, but the B's adore them! We buy the 12 inchers by the case at the shows and cut them into 3 or 4 pieces with tree pruning shears. It's always a special treat when they get 'bullies!'

Terry

I was so grossed out by the idea of bully sticks, but at a friend's urging, I got the pups some. I now have addicts on my hands. Is there a 12 step program for b's who love bullies too much? 😃 😉

Basenji Mix

What? I bought a bag of Bully Sticks at the Pet Expo - the guy selling them said they were tendons. They were about 12 inches long. Looked like tendons - are they not? They were pricey. I shared some with my nephew's dog. Duke and Homer loved them - gone. Not tendons?

Here is a website that spells out exactly what Bully Sticks are and has pictures of them so you can see if this is what you are getting.

http://www.bullysticks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_BSS&Category_Code=BS

Basenji Mix

Thanks Lisa. I was misled - I did not buy tendons. But I did get a good price - I paid $18 for 10. This website sells the same for $35.

Ewwwwwww, OKay. My husband is now dying of laughter!!! That's disgusting…

bellabasenji, I'm with you.

I am glad I heard about these before I bought them. I am not sure if this is a treat I could offer, although I am sure dogs love them.

I don't buy these; I just can't bring myself to handle them. LOL

I also would not want to be the person who braids or folds them into pretzels. I'd have to be very down on my luck to want THAT job. LOL

@JazzysMom:

I don't buy these; I just can't bring myself to handle them. LOL I also would not want to be the person who braids or folds them into pretzels. I'd have to be very down on my luck to want THAT job. LOL

I'm outta work right now and gettin pretty desperate, but I would have to agree!

@bellabasenji:

I'm outta work right now and gettin pretty desperate, but I would have to agree!

I'll be crossing my fingers that you get a good job before you are forced into bully-bending duty! :eek:

I learn more and more from this forum everyday. I bought some Bully Stick's for the furkids while we were at a pet store today and I raved them up to my friend telling her that they were tendons (I thought I read that here) and now I was searching for these on the forum just to read what everyone said about them and I realized what they really were. The dogs love them and if I had known what they were I would not have bought them but now I know that they keep them out of trouble so I may have to overlook the fact that I really know what they are.

But, can I just add "Eeeeeewwwwww" anyway?????

When I used to work at a grooming salon every once in a blue moon people would ask me what they were and they would be shopping with their KIDS and I would be like eh-um-er. LOL
But heck my B loves those things so I'm like whatever lol.

I think we have some confusion here, there are bully sticks from Merrick that are beef tendons, and dogs love them. I buy them all the time for Sahara, she loves them . I think we are talking about 2 different bully sticks.

Basenji Mix

@youngandtired:

I think we have some confusion here, there are bully sticks from Merrick that are beef tendons, and dogs love them. I buy them all the time for Sahara, she loves them . I think we are talking about 2 different bully sticks.

Below is the website for the Merrick brand Bully Sticks (tendons). It states the treat is a "tendon" but when you read about the product - it leads me to believe it is the "other tendon" - not a leg tendon. I suppose you can request a description of where on the bully's body these tendons comes from.
http://www.merrickpetcare.com/store/treats_detail.php?c=21&s=14050
Bully Stix 12"
Although this treat is definitely a conversation piece, we do not suggest that you bring it with you on a first date. It has been known to cause severe blushing. This is one of the most popular treats in the pet world and it is no secret that dogs love it. This 12” bully stick boasts that bigger is better and is made right here in America. You can have the peace of mind that they were manufactured under our country’s regulations and standards.

Ingredients:
Tendon

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min.) 79.00%
Crude Fat (Min.) 1.30%
Crude Fiber (Max.) 1.00%
Moisture (Max.) 13.00%
😃 😃 😃 😃

It states that it is a conversation peice, they were not kidding, I just found out recently what the were, I was at petco and this guy standing next to me with his 2 small girls wanted to know what they were and the girl had to make them leave so she could explain what they were. It was funny!

@Duke:

Although this treat is definitely a conversation piece, we do not suggest that you bring it with you on a first date. It has been known to cause severe blushing. This is one of the most popular treats in the pet world and it is no secret that dogs love it. This 12” bully stick boasts that bigger is better and is made right here in America. You can have the peace of mind that they were manufactured under our country’s regulations and standards.

That definately makes you lean (heavily) towards which tendon it's coming from :eek: . But in any case because I have such a spoiled little girl I'll have to pick some up, sounds like it's a favorite for many B's.

I bought the unbraided ones for my pack and my husband refused to touch them.

I told my co-worker (also a dog lover and owner) about these and how I read what they really were and we had quite a good laugh about it all day yesterday. I have to admit I am still shocked but I am still going to give them to the dogs because they love them.

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