Bully sticks, also known as pizzle sticks and beef pizzles, are a favorite of many dogs. They are made traditionally from bull penises, but can also contain beef tendons and dried muscle. They are available in either sticks or rings.
Calories per Stick
According to redbarninc.com, a foot-long bully stick contains 348 calories. Sticks can also be braided and wrapped with rawhide, changing the caloric intake. A 7 inch bully wrap contains 250 calories while a foot-long braided bully stick contains 456 calories.
Calories per Ring
A small bully ring with a diameter of 4 inches contains 230 calories, the same number of calories in an 8 inch stick. Bully rings also come in larger sizes and braided, increasing the number of calories per inch.
Bully sticks are low in calories, making them a healthy addition to a dog's well-balanced diet. DogFoodAdvisor.com recommends that a typical 40 pound dog consume 969 calories per day. Since most sticks and rings last at least a week, the caloric impact on the overall diet is minimal and should not be a concern. As always consult your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet's diet.