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.
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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.