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How many calories are present in a 12" Bully stick?

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Benny

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Barked: Sat Aug 11, '07 7:36pm PST 
Benny is on a diet, and I want to give him something to chew on, but am curious if Bully sticks contain several calories or not?

One Ebay sale mentions her Bully sticks are calorie-free...

Anyone have any information on this?
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Snowy

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Barked: Sat Aug 11, '07 8:09pm PST 
Don't ask me how I know this.. my mommie is quite a freak at this.

A regular sized bully stick (not Jumbo, which is extra thick) is:

11 calories/inch
So a 12" bully stick is: approximately 130 calories

Approximate nutrition fact (may vary a bit per brand):
Protein- 80 ~ 85%%
Fat - around 2%
Moisture - 12 ~ 15%
Fiber - around 1%

There's no way that a bully stick can be calorie free - all that skin and stuff is protein. Maybe the seller really meant to say "fat free." At around 2%, I guess you could say that it is almost fat free. Pig ears, on the other hand, have 12% fat.

Edited by author Sat Aug 11, '07 8:10pm PST

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Snowy

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Barked: Sat Aug 11, '07 8:17pm PST 
Above being said, I think bully sticks can be useful for some doggies on a diet. If you don't have ultra strength jaws, it could take you hours to finish a few inches.
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Benny

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Barked: Sun Aug 12, '07 7:19am PST 
Yea I figured "no calories" had to be wrong. Any animal part contains calories...

smile Thanks for the information! I really appreciate it.
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Snowy

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Barked: Sun Aug 12, '07 12:35pm PST 
You're welcome! smile

Yeah, every animal part except that indigestible hair maybe smile
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