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Why Do Bully Sticks Smell?: The Odorless Bully Sticks for Your Pup

All bully sticks are not created equal. While some treats smell like roses (or at least chicken), others smell...unpleasant! The trick to keeping your pup and your home smelling fresh are to choose those less smelly snacks.

What is a bully stick?

Bully sticks are single-ingredient, digestible chew treats for dogs that are known for their long lasting durability. They are packed with protein and contain no artificial ingredients. You may be shocked by what they are made out of (psst...it’s bull or steer penis), but your doggo will love them! Bully sticks are often dried or cooked, and sometimes are braided or in a ring shape. They’re the perfect treat for dogs with a tendency to chew, which means they are great for any pup! Bully sticks are particularly helpful for positive reinforcement training since they are long lasting - a little goes a long way! Ensure you select the right type of bully stick based on the size and chewing habits of your four-legged.

Why do bully sticks smell?

Like your dog, when bully sticks get wet they become smelly. When bully sticks are not fully dried when they are being manufactured, they can retain some of their original smells. Dogs love a good stinky treat, but humans prefer a different fragrance. Our bully sticks are stink-free, which humans love for their homes, and pups love for the chew!

Do odor-free bully sticks work?

While odorless bully sticks may sound too good to be true, they are a reality! You may wonder where the magic happens and how odorless bully sticks are made. When bully sticks are cooked for a longer period of time, the heat reduces the moisture content, which also reduces the smell. This results in a virtually odorless treat!

Storage is an important aspect to keeping your bully sticks odor-free. Store them in the freezer to increase the bully sticks’ overall shelf life and hardness. If your canine companion doesn’t finish a bully stick in one sitting, put the uneaten chew in the freezer to help harden the stick and reduce the smell.

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