The Smell of Bully Sticks

You love your dog, but one thing you might not love is the smell that comes along with owning a furry friend. Your dog might not be the only smelly one in the house though, their bully stick could be to blame too.

Have you ever wondered why your bully stick stinks? Keep reading to find out more about what might be causing that signature scent and what you can do about it.

The reason bully sticks have an odor is because they are made from all-natural ingredients.  The scent is not as bad as you might think and some reviewers actually rave about the smell on some bully sticks as it honestly comes down to the quality and how they are produced. In fact, many people say that the smell of bully sticks is actually quite mild and not nearly as intense as other dog treats on the market. So if you're worried about your house smelling like a kennel, rest assured that bully sticks won't be the culprit. Bully sticks are single-ingredient chews made from beef muscles. They are fully digestible, which makes them a healthier alternative to other kinds of chews on the market.

Since they are made of muscle tissue, they do contain a small amount of fat. This fat is what causes the chew to have a smell. The good news is that there are ways to reduce the smell of your bully stick.

One way to reduce the smell of your bully stick is to keep it refrigerated or in a cool, dry place. This will help to keep the fat from going bad and causing the chew to stink. Another way to reduce the smell of your bully stick is to give it a rinse before giving it to your dog.

You can also try freezing your bully stick. This will help to eliminate any bacteria that might be causing the chew to stink. Just be sure to thaw it out before giving it to your dog so they can enjoy it!

If you're looking for an all-natural treat for your pup that won't leave behind an unpleasant odor, try freeze-drying! Freeze-dried foods maintain their original nutritional value and preserve flavor without requiring artificial preservatives, making them a healthy AND delicious option for your four-legged friend! Tap below to check out our top 5 recommended bully sticks for dogs including a few that reviewers actually love their smell.