Why do bully sticks smell?
Perhaps you've already tried bully sticks for your dog, and maybe you found them a bit too smelly.
The reason being, bully sticks smell because of the retained moisture from not being dried long enough.
As a natural product made from the pizzle of the bull, bully sticks do carry a natural, unique smell. Manufacturers that thoroughly do not clean and dry the pizzle long enough will result in a smelly bully stick.
As a dog chews and the bully stick comes in contact with saliva, the smell can get stronger and more pungent.
How do you get rid of the bully stick stink?
There are two ways to get rid of (or rather reduce) bully stick smell:
1. Set your oven to the lowest possible temperature and bake the bully sticks for 1-2 hours at a time. Be careful not to over-dry.
2. Purchase odor-free bully sticks.