frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Why is a Natural Chew good for my dog?
All dogs love to chew! It is a natural craving and is great for their teeth and overall health. Some studies even tie chewing to better behavior and improved stress levels. All we know is that if we are going to give our dogs something to chew on, then it needs to be safe, healthy and nutritious. Natural Chews are a great alternative to chemically engineered plastic or rawhide chews. And dogs absolutely LOVE them!
What is a Bully Stick?
Bully Sticks are traditionally produced from beef pizzle. Our product comes from 100% grass fed, free range, hormone free cattle. What makes us special is that we have boots on the ground helping to control quality at its source. We monitor & inspect our products from the purchasing of the raw material to the moment we pack them in a bag and ship to you for your dog to enjoy.
What chew is best for my dog(s)?
This is a great question. As any dog owner knows, each dog is an individual in personality but also in chew strength. Some dogs are light chewers while other dogs are very strong. The best way is to start with one of our Combo Packs to try out some different types of Natural Chews. You can also use the drop down menu "Choose By Dog Size" on our Home Page. Or just ask us!
How are Nature Gnaws made?
Nature Gnaws are made through a very simple and natural process. The raw meat is cleaned with only water (we never use harsh chemicals), then the product is placed in drying ovens for up to 72 hours at extremely high temperatures. After the product is removed from the oven, it is inspected, cut to size and packaged for your pup.
Why are Nature Gnaws products different?
Nature Gnaws is different for a lot of reasons. We only produce products that we would be willing to feed to our own pups, And we LOVE our dogs! We search the world for the best producers who can supply us with the best raw material to produce the best product on the market. Unlike other brands whom use large meat distributors and never really know what they are buying, where it is from or how it was processed. Nature Gnaws goes directly to the source and controls the entire process in order to produce a superior product. That is what makes us different and unique.
"How should Nature Gnaws Bully Sticks" be stored?
"A packaged of Nature Gnaws Bully Sticks will have a shelf-life of 1-2 years. All our products come with a re-sealable bag to keep them fresh for an extended period of time. You can also place in your freezer to last even longer. "
What is a Subscribe and Save order?
Subscribe and Save is simply an auto-ship program offered by Nature Gnaws. You will find the option to “subscribe and save” on each of our products pages. If you sign up for this program you will receive 20% off of your first order and 10% off of all future auto-shipments. You can log in and adjust your subscribe and save orders at any time. There is no contract or time obligation.
Why is a slight odor a Good thing?
A light odor in a bully stick is a good thing for two reasons:
- "Odor-Free" bully sticks have likely been treated with harsh chemicals in order to remove any odor. We pride ourselves on only producing the best NATURAL product on the market so we refuse to use chemicals in our process.
- A slight odor is also very appealing dogs. Dogs are led by their nose and once they get a whiff of our high quality products you will see their eyes light up with excitement. And besides, the natural oils are amazing for their skin & coat.
How many Calories are in a Bully Stick or Natural Chew?
Depending on a the thickness the chew, it can have 9 to 20 calories per inch. Our thinner sticks will be closer to 9 calories and our thicker sticks will be closer to 20 calories.
How often should I give my dog a Natural Chew?
We recommend once per day or on a special occasion. They work great for behavior training. Your dogs will remember exactly where you keep them.
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