View Full Version : OMG just found out what bully sticks are

4th October 2006, 11:01 AM
Well after reading a couple of times on here about people giving bully sticks to their doggies I decided to do a search to find out what they were.

Oh Oh yuk ! Bulls penis and you people give them to your sweet and innocent cavies (and I bet they love em :p )

Now this is how sick and twisted I am, how long after they have had their bully stick do you wait to give them a kiss ?? :yuk:

brings me to another question........how many people kiss their dogs on the lips ??

I am terrible, I let them lick my face and kiss on the lips and everything.
(probably equally as yuk as the bully sticks to some of you ?)

4th October 2006, 11:07 AM
Yeh, they do love their bully sticks, so I just try not to think where they come from. The last time I bought them from my local pet store, it was cheaper to buy one 36 inch bully stick and have it cut down. When I asked my Dad to cut it with his saw into 6 inch pieces, you can be sure I didn't tell him it was bull penis. I needed his help, so it was best that he stayed in the dark about it's origins.

As far as kisses, yes dogs put bad stuff in their mouth and I let them kiss me. Even if it wasn't bully sticks, they lick in some very inappropriate places. I just choose not to think about that either.

4th October 2006, 11:31 AM
:p Aha another case of first timer shock at learning of what bully sticks are made...

Here in Ireland they are marketed as 'pizzle sticks' by Lidl which makes it a bit more obvious!! :lol:

To be honest I am less worried about face licks after a dried bully stick than I am after the dogs have been licking all their own similar parts clean... :yikes

4th October 2006, 11:57 AM
PMSL I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd rather mine kiss me after eating a bully stick than after eating something disguting that the birds have dropped in the garden! At least the bully sticks are cooked :lol:

If Maxx wants to give you a kiss, there's nothing at all that will stop him and he likes to get inside your ears and nose as well :lol:

Charlie's kiss is a bit stingier - one lick on the nose and that's your lot :roll:

Have you seen Maxx's kiss fest video????

This is him and my youngest son.....


And no, my son hadn't been eating - he'd just had a shower and was in his pyjamas!

Cathy Moon
4th October 2006, 12:12 PM
:lol: Heheheh, this reminds me of my first encounters with bully sticks. One of the dog trainers recommended bullies, so I bought a few and gave to my pups. As they chewed an odor arose :yuk:. The next time I went to training class, I asked what is a bully stick made of? Since we were in mixed company, she said "it's what makes a bull a bull" :lol:

We were sooo grossed out, but of course if the pups love them.... We buy the 12 inch bullies, and my hubby cuts them with his power saw into 4 inch pieces. :grnyuk: It actually smells worst when he cuts them.

I wonder what your dad thought of the smell when he was cutting the bully stick for you?? :lol:

4th October 2006, 01:14 PM
i never knew what bully sticks where either..now i kno ..well..

yea im also curios about the face/lips kissing thing...i always let my dogs kiss me all over the face/lips i dont mind at all..hygenically i dont know if its good or not...im assuming its not good but my two have been doing it for ages and nothing seems to happening (i think i even encourage by always givin then a light kiss then on the lip :| ) milo has this weird obsession with licking my ears to death and sort o putting his mouth around the edge..his teeth never close on the ear he just like.,.i duno how 2 explain it..i have noo idea if its good or not so ill jst continue watching this topic.

4th October 2006, 01:15 PM
:lol: Donna - max looks likehe loves your son alot! your son seems to be having a good time as well!

4th October 2006, 01:53 PM
I've sticked to the pig ears... :lol:
But that's just becous my babies don't like the bulle sticks ;)

Cathy T
4th October 2006, 03:05 PM
My guys aren't allowed bully sticks anymore because they get so posessive with them.

Donna - I just love that video. I smiled through the whole thing. I love the little flash of tail wagging you can see. I just adore your son's reaction. He's loving it!

4th October 2006, 03:13 PM
Both my boys adore the babies - no wonder they are so naughty - Mamma says no so they go to one of the soft touches :lol:

Nisha, my excuse is that a dog's lick has got antiseptic in it - my Vet lets the dogs kiss him too - he's still here :lol:

I honestly think that kids who live with dogs are hardier than kids who don't so there must be some good in keeping them - not that we don't already know this.... :lol:

4th October 2006, 03:23 PM
I figured as long as the dogs are healthy (no worms etc...) I am healthy I can get a few licks on the face without issue. I have a few ear lickers and a couple of huggers- these guys rarely face lick.

My hubby asked that we not buy bully sticks-- He said they could have almost ANYTHING else. :yikes

4th October 2006, 04:14 PM
My boys are all allowed to lick us - or kiss us.... Busta loves Grandads ears.... as long as they haven't been in the garden and eaten any cat poo.... :yikes

Cathy Moon
4th October 2006, 05:20 PM
My pups all lick our faces, too, unless they've been eating wild rabbit poo! :lol:

4th October 2006, 05:38 PM
Are they really bull wee wees??!! I just discovered them over the summer and bought a box from www.bullysticksonline.com. I swear I read on their site somewhere that it was bull tendon not wee wees. Oh dear. That's how I convinced my husband to order a box. He must NEVER know the truth or Spencer won't get to have any more. :badgrin:

matties mum
4th October 2006, 07:35 PM
well you learn some thing new every day I must be thick I didnot know that :roll: :pi*no: Aileen

4th October 2006, 08:21 PM
they sure pong though, don't they? actually I had an idea what they were but something in my brain just said 'don't go there'!!

:grnyuk: :grnyuk:

(great expressions)!!!!!

5th October 2006, 02:05 AM
Its funny before I got the dogs I used to get a lot of viruses and colds and stuff but since having the dogs I have had hardley any as if their kisses boosted my immune system.

Maxx is like my boys they are very serious and thorough about their licking. Loved the video :lol: :lol:

5th October 2006, 02:28 AM
Sheesh ... I bet they LOVE them, Lord knows Ella loves the oddest things. - seriously right before I was about to send this post I noticed Ella had gotten awefully quite, that's b/c she was sniffing the kitty poo in the litter box - didn't have a chance to eat it but I'm sure that's where things were headed

As for kisses ... well, yea - we let her kiss on the lips, ears, bald head (for my Dad), hands, drink out of our cups, the whole lot ...


Cathy T
5th October 2006, 03:48 AM
I never thought this would be me...but I love to have my pups smother me in bed in the morning. As Lucy from Peanuts would say ...dog germs, blach!!! Now, I love nothing more. And don't tell hubby but we all three did share a popsicle the other day! I know that would gross him out.

5th October 2006, 07:02 AM
.... The last time I bought them from my local pet store, it was cheaper to buy one 36 inch bully stick ....


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5th October 2006, 08:44 AM
when i picked zack up to bring him home the first time, he was carrying around a bullly stick that was as long as he was, he and another pup were playing tug o war with it. Hillary, the woman i got him from, told me what it was. what a crack up. so that's one of the things i bought at the pet store on the way home. Same size as hers. i never cut it up because he liked it big, apparently.

There was no smell at all. He chewed it almost constantly. I got a few more because sometimes things get lost. I got different sizes. then, one day i smelled something foul. It was one of the bully sticks. I consulted with cavaliertalk and learned that they often smell. but not always. so i had been lucky in the beginning. But then, i tried a couple more and they smelled bad too. The age of Innocence was over. i asked the lady at the pet store and she said it depended on the batch. They sell them loose in a bulk bin. So, that was one of the reasons i stopped getting bully sticks. the smell was unbearable.

when i first got zack, i was ambivalent about his kissing, he was pretty intense, going right for the mouth--the INSIDE of the mouth. :grnyuk:
while Belle, the other cavalier in my life, had gentler kisses, friendly but not pushy. More to the side of the mouth or on the cheek, or only gently on the lips. I wondered if Zack could be trained to kiss more like Belle. i did love dog kisses, but not quite as penetrating as zack. I didn't want to rebuff him, but i felt a bit violated. :shock:

I don't know if he has changed or i have, but his kisses are fine with me now. i adore them.

The worst time he ever kissed me was once when i smelled the smell of poop on his breath. I didn't know what it was at the time, it never occured to me that he would eat his own poop. But he was just about to be neutered and i told the vet i hadn't seen any poop in the yard the lastt day or so, and she said he could be eating it. and then i remembered the inexplicable poop smell on his breath the day before. :yikes

but that only happened that one time. Normally, he has no bad breath smell, his breath smells fine, a mild dog smell i dont' even notice, sometimes he has the smell of Merricks Lamb Filet treats on his breath.

I was reading in a book called something like How to Speak Dog by behaviorist Stanley Coren about different behaviors dogs have, and what he thinks they mean, and he was talking about when they lick you and we think of it as kissing, and he relates it to when puppies are born and their mamas lick off the afterbirth and then lick them all over to keep them clean, she licks their little butts and private parts and cleans off their poop, just like humans change their babies' diapers,, that's how dogs keep their babies clean, she licks their ears and nose and mouth, and keeps them healthy and it's a very nurturing manner in whicih she does it, what we would call affectionate, and so to puppies and dogs, licking the private parts, even licking off you know what from the private parts, is a gesture of affection or nurturing, or some kind of socially positive gesture. Since i read that, i see things a little differently when Zack seems so compelled to try to put his nose in Fluffy's butt and he would lick it if i didn't command him to stop everytime i see it. Because after all, i let him lick my face and lips so i have to draw the line somewhere....
:d*g: :c*t: :lpy: :flwr:

donna--the video was wonderful. I have had a no good very bad day, and that video was just what i needed--along with some of Zack's sweet ardent kisses. :l*v:

5th October 2006, 09:11 AM
One of the dog trainers here told me recently that licking releases endorphines in a dog's brain which makes them feel good and can calm them down.

5th October 2006, 09:42 AM
A dogs lick has antisceptic on it! :lol: ill definitely that to anyone who questions me about the dog licking my face!

Aww! that picture of Ella is so cute!! :flwr:

5th October 2006, 09:50 AM
It's very nice to lay on the sofa, Bono licking your face...
Than peace is over. Nóra jumps up and want to snog to. And her kisses are not gentle and small like Bonos. Oh, no. Her big tonges lickes your whole face at a time, it'slike to go on a carwashing station! :lol:

5th October 2006, 12:14 PM
I never thought this would be me...but I love to have my pups smother me in bed in the morning. As Lucy from Peanuts would say ...dog germs, blach!!! Now, I love nothing more. And don't tell hubby but we all three did share a popsicle the other day! I know that would gross him out.

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell anyone but whenever I treat myself to an ice cream, it's always shared with my boys :oops: :lol:

6th October 2006, 06:56 AM
I guess we should be happy our Saints aren't kissy. :yuk:

Only one of of them is slobbery, but somehow it's just not as cute when they weigh a couple hundred pounds as it is with a Cavalier. Both Beau and Elvis are kissers. One at a time they're not too bad...but when they're both kissing you at the same time it's a competition! :lol:


16th October 2006, 06:40 PM
you know.. i was sick when this topic was posted and never got a chance to read it. . .

:grnyuk: That's all i have to say!! I think you ruined my whole month, LOL.

I always wondered why bully sticks smelled so foul all the time. Kosmo would get the smelliest breath after eating them too so I stopped buying them...

Now to find out what they are... :grnyuk:

And 36 inches?! I've seen them that long in the stores.. :yikes :yikes :yikes :yikes :yikes

I do have to admit how hillarious it would be to see Kos trying to walk around with a 36 inch stick in his mouth. I got a 2 foot one once and tried cutting it for about 15 mins and then gave up, lol. He ran through the house and would hit it on the doorways and such, lol. I eventually just threw it away. It smelled AWFUL!

Barbara Nixon
17th October 2006, 07:14 PM
I never give my boys bulls' pizzles, pigs' ears or cow's hooves. They are bit too personal anyway, but a vet told me that they can be a source of infection, particularly as some are processed in countries that don't have health regulations for pet foods.

17th October 2006, 07:33 PM
Ive never given things like these either...but I know Whitney had one last week when at Donnas and enjoyed it :yuk: :yuk: :yuk:

And as for having a kiss :yikes after eating one of them...NO WAY!

I don't think I could pick anything like that up! :lol:

Alison, Wilts, U.k.

Coco's mom
17th October 2006, 08:21 PM
This is a funny topic...
I've always wondered how "kissy" other cavs are. Coco goes crazy kissing some people, but she is pretty calm around others. She HAS to kiss my mom when she is sitting in her lap. :lol: She thoroughly licks her whole face, ears, nose, (INSIDE her nose! :yuk: ), everywhere. If my mom tries to look away, or gently tells her to stop, she makes this crying noise that we never hear from her at any other time. Isn't that weird?!

I've never given Coco any bully sticks either, but she is still pretty young. I was thinking about giving her bully sticks after hearing that many people on the board do- and it seems like a reasonable alternative to rawhide or other bones or pig's ears. I'm not sure I'll be able to take the smell :grnyuk: though! Coco is a BIG kisser too. :yikes As Barbara Nixon briefly mentioned, does anyone know if they are a source of bacteria? How do they package them or process them so that they are kept relatively clean? I hope you don't mind me asking this question in your thread!!

17th October 2006, 08:34 PM
I never give my boys bulls' pizzles, pigs' ears or cow's hooves. They are bit too personal anyway, but a vet told me that they can be a source of infection, particularly as some are processed in countries that don't have health regulations for pet foods.

That's why you need to be careful to only buy good quality ones that are processed and packaged in your own country :D

I don't think I could pick anything like that up! :lol:

Alison, Wilts, U.k.

Guess what the girls are getting for Xmas then ? Hahahahahahaha :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin: