Pet owners never run of ideas to make their pets happy, right? There are so many treats and supplements available in the market today that your pet can happily chew on still; there is one more product that is a hot favorite among dogs- Bully Sticks. These sticks. Dogs like chewing on these sticks as they find it appetizing. One can easily find bully sticks in the pets stores nearby, but did you know that you can also make these sticks at home? Yes, you read it right!
How to Make Your Own Bully Sticks?
Instead of stocking up on bully sticks every year when the season comes around, you can easily make these bully sticks at home and cut down the hassle of going out and finding the right ones for your pet. It might seem like a challenging job to do at home, but trust us, it will be worth all the time you put in making these, and looking at your pet’s reactions, you will be a little proud of yourself too.
Before going through the step-wise procedure to make bully sticks, let us first see what are bully sticks made out of.
How are bully sticks made?
Bully sticks are one of those popular dog treats that are made from pizzle or what is also known as the penis of a bull. It is cleaned thoroughly to eliminate the bacteria, germs, and other nasty things that are undesirable for your dog.
This cleaned pizzle is further stretched and twisted before cooking or preparing them. Some manufacturers make bully sticks by sun-drying them, while some prefer baking. The basic idea behind cooking this meat is to remove all the excess moisture and odor from it. Once done with this process, you get a long bully stick of 30-40 inches long that can be divided into smaller parts and fed to your pets.
How to make bully sticks
Step 1: For making bully sticks by yourself, you need to get a pizzle from your local store. And if that is not available in stores near you, then you might need to go to a slaughterhouse and get the bull pizzle. Try and get cleaned beef so that you don’t have to put in much time in cleaning it.
Step 2: Wash the pizzle thoroughly once you have gotten it home, and you can also refrigerate it for some time if you want. Make sure the pizzle is thoroughly cleaned.
Step 3: Hang these bull pizzles vertically by taking hooks in your oven, or you can also sundry these pizzles by hanging them out in your garden.
Step 4: Let these sticks hang for several days so that there is no moisture and odor in these sticks. Also, leave these sticks to dry for several days or a week so that you get a hard, long-lasting bully stick that your dog enjoys to chew.
Step 5: For the final step, you can cut these bully sticks into smaller parts as per your preference. The brands usually offer these sticks in 6” and 12” sizes. You can keep the length accordingly and stores these sticks in a container.
Once your bully sticks are done and sorted, give it to your pet and see how much they adore these treats.
Bully sticks are originally made from bull pizzle, which is 100% beef. The cleaning process is crucial for such beef as it helps remove the excess fat from the muscles and gets rid of the germs, bacteria, etc. Always try and find cleaned pizzle to make your job easy. You can also cook these sticks in batches and store them for your pet. Before giving it to your little one, just make sure that these sticks are completely free of moisture.