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BBS Product Spotlight: Celebrate Football Season with Pork Products from BBS

It’s that time of the year again – football season! A time when fans all over the country pack themselves into stadiums, sports bars and living rooms to watch their favorite teams duke it out on the field. But as you watch the old pigskin get tossed around, don’t forget about the four-legged friend down at your feet! With these great pork-tastic products from BestBullySticks, your pup can join in on the fun too:

braided pork pizzle6” Braided Pork Pizzle Chew: Our Braided Pork Pizzle Chews are similar to our traditional bully sticks but make an ideal treat for dogs with allergies or sensitivities to red meat. Braided for extra gnawing time, these all-natural dog chews are a delicious pork option for dogs of all sizes. Available individually or in a 10-pack, our Pork Pizzle Chews contain no artificial ingredients and even clean your dog’s teeth as he or she chomps down!

pig earPig Ears – Made in the USA: Pig ears are a go-to treat that dogs have been enjoying since we can remember. Delicious and a great alternative to beef, our Pig Ears are oven baked to perfection and proud to be a made-in-the-USA dog chew! A tasty way to encourage chewing, these all-natural treats are available in packs of 25 and 50.

pig ear slices1 lb Pig Ear Slices: A high-protein and low-fat dog treat, our Pig Ear Slices are sourced from pork right here in the USA! These chews contain no additives, preservatives, hormones or chemicals – just delicious nutrition that your dog can taste! Perfect for smaller pups who don’t need an entire ear at once, our Pig Ear Slices come in a 1lb bag and contain approximately 20 cut ears.

pork drumstick rosePork Drumstick Rose: Blooming with real flavor, our Pork Drumstick Rose is made from high-quality, FDA-certified Australian meat. This hypoallergenic dog chew makes the perfect beef alternative for dogs of all sizes with allergies or sensitive stomachs! Available individually or in a 10-pack, each Pork Drumstick Rose measures approximately 4 to 6 inches in length.

planet dog footballPlanet Dog Orbee-Tuff Sport Football: This made-in-the-USA dog toy has the look and feel of a classic pigskin! Measuring approximately 6 inches in length, these footballs are made from award-winning, 100% recyclable Orbee-Tuff compound. Perfect for tossing around with your pup on a cool fall day, each toy has a delicious minty smell for fresh post-touchdown kisses!

If you act fast, each of these items is on sale at BestBullySticks until September 13th at Midnight!

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Weekly Drool Recipe: Wheat & Gluten-Free Hawaiian Pizza Dog Treats via Doggy Dessert Chef

Sweet & Savory—a great taste combination that is rarely pulled off really well. But one of those ways is Hawaiian Pizza! Now your dog can enjoy the flavor of a Hawaiian/Italian treat thanks to Doggy Dessert Chef! Yummy and healthy ingredients make up this tangy, tasty dog treat! Full recipe below.

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped Ham, cooked
1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 (20 ounce can) crushed Pineapple in water, drained
1 (6 ounce can) Tomato Paste*
1/2 tablespoon dried Parsley
2 1/4 cup Brown Rice Flour

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. In a large bowl add all ingredients and mix well.

3. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a heavily floured surface, the dough is sticky, 1/4 inch thick. Cut with your cookie cutter of your choice.

4. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Cool and refrigerate.

Makes 3 to 4 dozen squares.

*Make sure that the only ingredient in your tomato paste is tomatoes. A lot of brands add garlic and other spices for taste so make sure to avoid those ingredients that aren’t dog friendly.

Enjoy & Bone Appétit!

Thanks to our good friend Doggy Dessert Chef for sharing her great Hawaiian Pizza Dog Treat recipe and photos! Check out more tasty treats for your pooch in our Weekly Drool Recipe category! Think of it as your own personal dog-treat recipe box.

For an everyday healthy and natural treat, give your dog a bully stick from BBS!

BBS Product Spotlight: Anxiety Solutions for Your Dog

September means back to school for over 75 million students around the country and over 7 million education personnel. With students and teachers out of the house, quite a few four-legged friends are facing a quieter, less active day-to-day routine than they’ve become accustomed to over the past few months. For those pups who suffer from separation anxiety, this means more than just fewer belly rubs a day. Dogs who experience extreme stress from being left alone or drastic shifts in their daily routine can exhibit physical side effects ranging from excessive chewing, barking and urinating, to more upsetting signs like diarrhea and vomiting. To help these pups deal with change, Best Bully Sticks offers a variety of anxiety solutions for your dog:

Animals Apawthecary Tranquility Blend: Reduce your dog’s stress – and thus your stress – with this glycerine-based herbal relaxation formula by Animal Essentials. Ideal for dogs and cats, this made in the USA pet product contains certified organic extract of skullcap herb for alleviation of nervous tension, valerian root and passion flower for their anti-anxiety properties, and oat flowering tops for additional soothing and relaxation. With a sweet taste and alcohol-free formula, this 1oz bottle contains a big sigh of relief inside.

The Anxiety Wrap: The Anxiety Wrap is a pressure wrap designed to lessen fear and anxiety in dogs through maintained stress-relieving acupressure. The first of its kind on the market, the wrap targets acupressure points on the dog’s body with a light pressure to release a calming effect. Featuring adjustable elastic bands for customization to each individual dog, the wrap relieves stress without inhibiting the dog’s ability to use the bathroom, eat or perform other daily activities. Available in sizes mini to large, and accompanied by a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free online support, the Anxiety Wrap is a great way to relieve anxiety without the use of medication.

Bach Rescue Remedy: Bach’s Rescue Remedy is all-natural stress relief for dogs. Safe and gentle, this alcohol-free formula helps reduce your pup’s tension and restores emotional balance. Recommended by vets worldwide, this soothing remedy includes cherry plum, clematis, impatiens, rock rose and Star of Bethlehem. Available in a 20ml bottle, this made-in-the-USA product is mixed together to help your dog overcome emotional stressors such as separation anxiety, adjusting to new surroundings, and visits to the groomer or vet.

FrogWorks Merlin’s Magic Calming Potion:  Merlin’s Magic is an all-natural essential oil blend designed to help your dog calm down. Available in a 2oz spray bottle, this special potion features wholesome ingredients like vetiver, grapefruit, frankincense, ylang ylang extra, water-based chamomile, apricot kernel oil and dispera, an all-natural emulsifier containing vitamins C and E. To begin soothing your pup’s anxiety and nervous tension, spray the blend in your hand and allow your dog to smell. If interest is shown, gently apply the spray to your dog’s head, back and paws.

For additional help with separation anxiety or during other stressful times, also consider giving your dog an all-natural bully stick to gnaw on for tension relief!

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Weekly Drool Recipe: Veggie & Cheese Delight via For the Love of Pooch

It’s undeniable—veggies are great for dogs! Carrots, broccoli, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and more are great ways for your dog to get beneficial nutrients! However, your dog may think veggies are very deniable and turn their nose up. Thankfully, Erica at For the Love of Pooch found a perfect way to make eating veggies a great experience for her dog, Mochi! Follow her recipe for Veggie & Cheese Delight dog treat below!

Ingredients

3 C White Whole-Wheat Flour
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
3 Tsp. Minced Fresh Parsley (good for doggie breath)
1/2 C. Shredded Carrots
1/4 C. Shredded Cheese (your choice--mozzarella, cheddar)
1 jar of Sweet Potato Baby Food
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1/2 C. Water

Directions

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

3. Mix together parsley, carrots, cheese, baby food and oil.

4. Combine the dry ingredients separately from the veggie mixture.

5. Slowly add 1/2 c. water, then the veggie mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.

6. Dough should be moist but not wet. Knead for a minute.

7. Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness. Using cookie cutters of your choice, cut out shapes and place on baking sheet.

8. Bake 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly.

Storage

Store in an airtight container once on counter after thoroughly cooled for up to 2 weeks. Waiting until cooled is an important step; condensation can build and the moisture will cause treats to mold.

For longer shelf life: store in fridge for up to 2 months. Store in freezer for up to 8 months.

Tip: Write date on plastic bag to keep track of expiration date.

Bone Appétit & Enjoy!

Recipe Note from Erica:

Critical reception: Mochi liked them. She loved em. She wanted some more of em.

Later we went to the dog park after she consumed a few of these treats and she laid some radioactive poops! Okay, they were just bright orange. It was helpful in finding the poop amongst the wood chips at the dog park. It's always a game of where's waldo when your dog does #2 at the park as the poop camouflages with the brown wood chips. Now with these veggie treats - problem solved!

Thanks to Erica & Mochi at For the Love of Pooch for sharing their amazing recipe and photos!

For the perfect end of summer treat, check out all of Best Bully Sticks Weekly Drool Recipes on the Healthy Dog Blog! And for an every day great chew, toss your dog an all-natural bully stick

 

 

BBS Product Spotlight: Thick Cut USA Pig Ears

As the summer comes to an end, people everywhere are fitting in a few final barbeques. But even as the warm days turn into crisp, cool nights, the beginning of fall is a great time to get together with friends and family and grill out over a fire. But as you enjoy some tasty smoked pork, don’t forget about the four-legged friend down at your feet!

With Best Bully Sticks Thick Cut USA Pig Ears, your dog can enjoy a delicious cookout-worthy snack as well! Sourced from pork right here in the USA, these all-natural dog treats are fully-digestible – making them safer and healthier than table scraps or traditional rawhide chews.

Rawhide, which is not digestible, can cause painful and expensive blockages in a pup’s stomach if swallowed. Similarly, table scraps may also contain choking hazards like bones or pits, or may contain ingredients that are toxic to pets. With our Thick Cut USA Pig Ears, you get a wholesome, single-ingredient dog chew that contains no preservatives, chemicals or additives of any kind!

Oven-baked to perfection, our Thick Cut USA Pig Ears are whole, not cut or sliced. These long-lasting dog chews are a larger treat than our standard USA Pig Ears and offer your pup added entertainment and gnawing time!  Because of their durability, the extra chewing time your dog gets also engages the gums, helps remove tartar and plaque, and contributes to overall better dental hygiene.

So next time there’s some bonding-over-barbecue time, make sure your canine companion is included as well!

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