Satisfies your dog’s urge to chew while preventing tartar build up and promoting dental health. Perfect chew for any dog.
My primary complaint is that the chews are supposed to range in size from 4″-6″. Not a single piece in the bag exceeded 4″ and most of them were quite thin. My 45 lb dog consumed them in very short order. They really are only adequate for small dogs. If you have a medium size dog, I would suggest buying a larger size and cutting them in half, if necessary.
I’ve ordered the 12 inch thinner sticks for my dog before and he loves them. I ordered these by accident last time (wasn’t paying enough attention!!) and although the dog still loves them they smell incredibly bad! The longer, thinner sticks no not have this bad smell (unless you stick them right by your nose I suppose). As soon as I opened the pack of these sticks the smell infused the entire house and when I gave the dog one his paws carried the horrible smell for days afterward. I finally put him in the sink and washed his paws.
I’d recommend the longer 12 inch sticks over these simply for the smell. I ended up just throwing this pack out and ordering the longer ones.
I was not happy with the product at all. The sticks are all varying lengths, some as short as 3 inches, some as long as 8 inches. Also, they are a wide range of thickness. Some are smaller than a pencil and others are huge!
Alot of them have knots in them which are hard for the dogs to chew. Quite a few of them also have curved ends on them which also make it hard for the dogs to chew.
They are not at all the quality of the sticks you can buy in the stores.
They may be okay for large dogs, but I have dogs in the 10-12 lb range and they are having a hard time with them.
I have purchased these before but this package smells HORRIBLE!! I have small dogs that I let chew on them for 10-15 minutes a night but I will have to give these to people with larger dogs that will be sent outside with them.
My dog really seems to enjoy these, but the smell is absolutely awful. We’ve had bully sticks from other manufacturers that didn’t have a noticeable smell, but these smell like rotting fish–this is not an exaggeration. We will not be purchasing these again when we run out.
I have two little dogs and the shihtzu will eat these about halfway and get tired of them, but my other similarly sized dog just loves these and will sit and chew on it for an hour. I have gotten other brands of these in the past that have smelled horrible and even seemed to stain the rug, but these leave no mess, not so much as a crumb, and there is no smell at all to them. If my terrier is any indication, they taste delicious but I take his word for that. Considering what I’ve paid for these in the pet boutique type stores, these are a great bargain and I get them delivered. Have no qualms about getting these; your dogs will thank you.
My puppy does not like any of her chew toys. She does, however, LOVE to chew things that do not belong to her. As you can imagine, this adds another level of stress to the already challenging work of raising a pup. I heard about bully sticks and thought they would be a great choice for my dog.
I found a package of this (Cadet) brand in a pack of (4) pieces of the 5″ size on clearance at my local grocery store. So, please note that my review is for a slightly different item than the one shown here…I can only speak to the quality of the stick and not to the sizes or to the packaging or to the value per dollar for THIS package of bully sticks.
That said, my puppy is in love with her first bully stick. She is gnawing on it as I type this, in fact! Happy me!
I do not smell the stick from here (about three feet away). I put my nose INSIDE of the package, and smelled a mild meaty smell.
I managed to get the partially gnawed stick from my pup and took a big whiff of a wet end, and I smelled a mild aroma similar to bacon.
For what it is worth, I consider myself to be a person with an average to above average sense of smell, but then, the scent of smoky meat does not bother me one bit (we cook a lot of bacon). I realize that I might not be the best judge.
So, I asked my two daughters to smell it also. They did not like the smell of the inside of the package, but each had to put her nose RIGHT INSIDE to smell anything. Also, neither claims to be able to smell the stick while petting the dog, but if they stick their face right up by where she is chewing, they report it to smell like dog food.
At the rate she is going, this stick could last her for a couple of days to a week. I will be curious to see how it goes.
My dog is a medium-sized breed, and is still a puppy. The smaller pieces would probably not work out for her once she has grown up, but they are great for the size she is now (approx. 15 lbs.).
I hope this review is helpful!
I initially said I would not buy these again. But I’m back to revise my original review. The sticks smell pretty bad in the bag. You’ll get a nice whiff when you cut the bag open. They smell worse when they’re wet with dog saliva. Just my luck, the first one I gave my dog was so rancid and smelly, I had to wear rubber gloves and hold these for my dog to chew because I don’t want his paws smelling like it afterwards. But then his breath smells awful afterwards, too, and he’s not allowed to give anyone kisses. After the first stick, my husband concluded that he hates these. He says they smell awful. It’s true–but at varying degrees. Some are awful and others are less smelly.
However, my dog loved these from the first stick. So even though I swore after that first one that I would never buy them again…I’m back to buy more 🙂 I think there were a couple of “stinkers” in the pack. But the rest smelled OK. I’d say 80% of the sticks were OK. Every once in a while, there’d would be a really smelly one. I’ll just take it from my dog, throw it away and give him a new one. Even if I have to throw a couple of them away, the price is still better here at Amazon than buying them individually at the local pet store.
If you want to try a natural, long-lasting, safer, and more digestible alternative to raw-hide, give these a try. Make sure to give your pooch a big fresh bowl of water to go with his bully stick.
I used to buy these bullies from my local store, but they got real selfish after the dog food scare and raised the price to $34 a bag. This price is the best. My suggestion to those of you who purchased…buy the 12″, as others have said they can easily be cut in two. I use my garden branch cutter.
Keep them in the freezer. Your dog won’t mind and the smell and freshness will keep. Give it frozen or let it thaw.
I have bought bigger and American made bullies, but my dog prefers this brand.
TheaWellesley Island, NY
The price on these is great, and they don’t smell as bad as other brands we have purchased in the past – but our 25lb Corgi mix polished one off in 6 minutes flat! The first one we gave him, we left the room for a few minutes and when we came back it was gone… we thought he stashed it somewhere and looked high and low to find it in the living room. So we decided to give him a 2nd one and actually time it… completely gone in 6 minutes, no joke. Other brands have lasted him at least half an hour, usually longer.
I was really leery about getting these since I’d read several reviews complaining about the smell, but they were so much cheaper than what I could buy at the store, and my (teething) puppy just loves them, that I decided to go ahead and get them. I’m very pleased with my purchase! They were a bit smelly when I opened the bag, but I let them air out and the smell is much better. They do smell some but no more than the ones I’ve bought at my local pet store, so unless you really can’t tolerate the smell of the ones you currently buy, don’t pass these up becuase of other reviews. My pup is very pleased with them. The sizes were mostly around 5″-6″ and about 1/4″ to 1/2″ diameter, but there were some shorter pieces in the pack. There were about 25 pieces in the bag, and about 5 of those were the shorter ones- some of which were only 3″ but 1″ around. I will definitely be buying these again. For those that are wondering, they are a product of Brazil.
My dog’s love “bully” sticks and I have to say I rather them be chewing on these than raw hides. Granted this was the best buy I could find for bully sticks online since I am living overseas, but when we were back in the states we were able to buy a large bag, same quality, same thickness, but 12″ instead of six for the same price at Costco. My lab mix goes through a 6″ inch bully stick within 3 minutes and I still have yet to find the same quality of bully sticks in a 12″ or larger. For the price this is great, and if you have medium to smaller dogs this is a perfect treat.
My dog loves the chews and they neither bare any noticeable odor
or leave any residue in the lovely home my wife keeps very clean.
On one occaison I received two bags that had razor cuts from the
warehouse, they were immediately replaced without any question.
Great product and superb customer service from the folks at Cadet
Great price. The short sticks put out quite an odor on her pad and breath. If you do give them to your dog, keep the bull sticks outdoors if you don’t want the smell in the house.
The size of these bully sticks are exactly what had been advertised, which I am satisfied with. However, out of all the brands I’ve bought for my dog, these are the absolute worst smelling ones I have ever had in my house. I don’t know if it was just my bag, but they smell horrendous. After a couple of minutes of my dog chewing them, my house began to smell like cow manure. Other than that, they are everything they were said to be. They keep her busy, she loves them, but I will not be buying these again. Then again, I live in an apartment. If you live in a house, and have a separate room for the dog to chew these in, or can let them enjoy it outside, then they could be for you.
These bully sticks stunk so badly that after I gave two of them to my 70 pound dog, he almost smelled like the sticks! Needless to say, I gave the remainder of them to a man whose dogs live outdoors. The price wasn’t worth it as I went to a local store and paid three times as much for some bully sticks, but they didn’t smell.
This is the second brand of bully sticks we bought for our dogs. I like that they’re pretty similar in size/thickness and unlike the other brand, they don’t have random ‘flaps’ of who knows what. That said, these are awful smelling. The previous brand I purchased had an odor but not too bad. This brand is rather foul smelling.
One of my dogs favorite treats. I pay twice a much for a similar product at the local pet supply shop.
I purchased these Bully Sticks for our 3 greyhounds which love to chew them. I am very careful as to what I allow my greyhounds to chew since I am afraid of my greyhounds chewing something that they could choke on. The Bully Sticks did not break apart into little pieces as other rawhides chews can that could have gotten stuck in their throat. The Bully Sticks gave my greyhounds lots of chewing fun & helped to clean their teeth alittle. I would recommend these Bully Sticks for any dog.
Great bully sticks that satisfy our 100# lab’s chewing needs. Excellent size. Precut, ready for chewing and 15 minutes of entertainment. Our dog is content, does not chew on anything of ours and has beautiful teeth.
I’ve bought the 12″ sticks from same company. This time, I wanted to avoid the trouble of cutting them into small pieces for my small dogs. You’d think the product would be the same, but surprisingly, these shorter sticks had a pungent odor. Previous sticks had a very mild odor which would become a little stronger when my dogs started chewing on them. These smell very strong.
My dogs love these but I recommend odor free. I couldn’t handle the smell and didn’t want them on the furniture they smell that bad.
First, let me say that this is not a bad product, and extremely reasonable at the price. Our local pet store sells single bully sticks of this size for minimum of $5-6 each.
All that said, i believe anyone’s level of satisfaction with this product will to some extend depend on how much experience one has had with bully sticks in general, and what you are using the basis for comparison.
I have two dogs, pitbull and lab mix, who are both seriously accomplished chewers. Over the last 7+ years i have spent what amounts to a small fortune on a variety of bully sticks from numerous different vendors. I am not adding it up because i think the total would scare me.. anyway i digress.
One of these keeps my dogs occupied for at most 15 minutes. i have given them other sticks that lasted 2 -3x as long, but again at double the price. A couple of other points to note, especially if you’re new to the world of bully sticks.
These are NOT odor free (not that they claim to be – but be warned, they be stinky)
Take it from an old hand here, store these in a ziplock bag that seals. the packaging that they are sold in will not suffice. Trust me on this one..really
In my experience if i need something that is going to last for awhile, i’m usually better off going to an online merchant who specializes and sells different sizes and shapes in bulk. They usually have deals if you buy a certain minimum amount.
Also, no matter how safe they seem, don’t leave dogs unsupervised in or out of a crate when theyre chewing on one of these.
These took my dog over 10 minutes to eat… The ones in the pet stores only take 1 or 2 minutes to be gone. Excellent product! I will buy again for sure.
Our dogs LOVE these! I think they are a great value based on what we pay for these locally. The size is great for small-medium dogs. Our dogs usually wolf down bully sticks in minutes – these are thick enough to keep them busy for at least an hour, sometimes longer. I will say, though, that they are among the more stinky of the bully sticks we’ve tried.
I’ve purchased these bully sticks many times before but this last shipment is incredibly stinky! Stinky like something the dog pulled out of the cat’s litter box stinky! I’ve only given one stick so far, hoping that they aren’t all like this…
NiaPrudhoe Bay, AK
My dog likes them and they are much cheaper than pet people, pet smart, petco, etc etc. Only place that may be able to compete price wise is costco. It smells but not to the extent that would make me want to leave the area.
Very happy with the product. They do have a distinct smell, but I just put them in a container for storage. My dog absolutely loves them.
The sticks do vary in size, but they all last a good amount of time. Cannot argue with the value.
SammyElmore City, OK
As the other reviews state, these things are quite pungent. We keep them in a ziploc bag and it does a good job of holding the smell in. Our dog loves, them, though, and they last many times longer than some of the cheap chews that we’ve gotten. We’ll be purchasing more of these in a month or two, once our dog gets through this bag.