Dog Panting After Eating Bully Stick

Bully sticks for dogs seem to be all the rage, but did you know what they really are? Beef or steer pizzle (penis)! So many people have no idea, and while it might be something that grosses you out, your dog certainly won’t complain. So maybe you’re thinking, why would you want to buy something like this? What are the benefits for your dog? And are there any risks?

In this article, we will explore both the benefits and the controversies of this unusual treat, so you can make an informed decision whether it’s a good choice for your dog.

Do bully sticks make dogs pant?

When compared to other treats, bully sticks are compacted with numerous benefits. They are easily digestive and healthy at the same time.

You don’t need to worry that the bully stick will cause any harm to your dog if it gets swallowed. It does not cause any internal injuries.

Bully sticks are made of dried beef muscles, and they are natural treats that come in various sizes, shapes, and styles. They are drained, baked and air-dried, and delicious for your doggy.

But, sometimes, your dog might pant after eating a bully stick for hours. Generally, it is not because of any ingredient in the bully stick. But, it is better to be aware of the doggy’s allergy condition.

Some doggies might exhibit some dizzy behavior and do not panic in such conditions.

It depends on the breed and the health condition of your dog as well. If he is strong enough, he will not become easily exhausted from chewing a bully stick.

Puppies might get easily pant after chewing and playing with a bully stick, and it is quite normal if they are not prone to allergies.


There can be instances where your doggy might eat the little num at the end of the bully stick. In such instances, they might choke, which is a severe situation. It can develop an intestinal blockage as well.

So, consider watching out for the tail end of the bully stick.

How long should a puppy chew on a bully stick?

The recommended safe time limit for a puppy to chew on a bully stick is five to ten minutes. This is a manageable time limit under which you can supervise him. He might want to stick to meat-ilicious candy for a longer time, but you must take it away.

Since pups have a sensitive GI tract, chewing on longer, multiple times a day might cause adverse effects on the system.


Why does my dog pant so much after chewing a bone?

With each grind of their back teeth their bodies absorbed the minerals locked inside the bone and their teeth were naturally cleaned by the grinding action. After about an hour they lifted their heads, panting from the exhaustive physical and mental effort it takes to eat a raw bone, and rested contently.

Can dogs have a reaction to bully sticks?

Why? Bully sticks are a high protein treat, and if your dog is not used to digesting such high amounts, they may end up with an upset stomach, diarrhea, or vomiting. Luckily, responsible pet parents can prevent all those from happening!

What happens if a dog eats too many bully sticks?

Even though bully sticks are digestible, your dog can become seriously hurt if they swallow a large chunk of the chew. Your dog can choke or suffer from a gastrointestinal emergency if they ingest a large piece or the entire chew.

Why does my bully keep panting?

Dogs pant to regulate their temperature. Unlike humans, dogs aren’t able to regulate their temperature using sweat so instead, they pant to circulate cool air through their bodies and to evaporate water from the mouth and upper respiratory tract.