Thursday, 1 March 2018

Bully Sticks - Daisy's Doggy Deli

The pet food industry is a strange one where pets healthy nutrition doesn't seem to be the main objective for a lot of the global brands. Pushing out a product that looks and sounds good is enough, and the ingredients are pushed to the side. Actually, why not just add a dog selfie stick to your product and then even more people will want to purchase? Never mind that the nutritional value is next to naught, if not detrimental to your dogs health.

A big thing for the pet food industry is rawhide, although in recent years thanks to social media, it has decreased in sales. Rawhide is the by-product of the leather industry, and if you look at the way it has been created, it doesn't seem like much of a food item at all. If you want more information into it, has a great info-graphic on some of the reasons why rawhide is bad for dogs. The reason people like feeding their dogs rawhide is that it keeps them entertained for a short space of time. When you are dealing with dogs like Diego, or other high energy dogs, it makes a peaceful few moments if your dog is chewing on something quietly.

This is where Daisy's Doggy Deli comes in! They have started stocking Bully Sticks which are the rawhide free alternative to a longer wearing product. They are made from NZ Cattle and have been carefully dried with absolutely nothing else added. These are chemical free and have nothing nasty hidden so you can rest assured that you are giving your dog nothing but the best. You can get a 10 - 12 pack of regular bully sticks, or if you have a bigger dog or stronger chewer you can get the Bully Braid. This is three bully sticks braided together and then dried, making it tougher and last longer.

Are you aware of what a bully stick is? I found out and was deeply horrified that Suzanne from Daisy's Doggy Deli was having to touch those to braid them into shapes and dry them. Bully sticks are made from a cows pizzle, which in other words is their penis. Just a little bit of information for the next time you are handling a bully stick.

Diego loves these bully sticks and can devour one of the single ones within a minute. I have also found them the perfect size to stuff out of Kongs to make it harder for Diego to get the contents, or as a handle when frozen. With these treats though you need to make sure you are constantly watching them as they eat as it's easy for them to break off larger chunks.

All in all I think this is a great product, and something that I will be continuing to buy for Diego in the future. If you get some make sure to tag us and Daisy's Doggy Deli in your Instagram photos. Nearly forgot, for those great people that read to the end of my posts, if you use the code DAISY10 at checkout you will get 10% off :)