Buying The Right Products for Large Dog Breeds
Large dog breeds add so much to our lives. Your big dog might be a tough steel jawed security expert or a big floppy lazybones who just likes to hog the couch - they all bring joy and comfort to your home. So how can we return the favor?
Most of us who live with larger breeds understand that it's going to entail a certain amount of investment, between the gigantic sacks of dog food and the single-use instantly-demolished tennis balls, bigger dogs need big stuff.
Buying the right bully sticks for large dog breeds

Bully Sticks for Large Dog Breeds

All dogs have an instinctive need to chew. It's important, it's natural, and we need to support it. Bully sticks to the rescue!

Bully sticks come in a variety of sizes and configurations, But one thing holds true for nearly 100% of larger dog breed owners - bigger is better. Many people wanting to save some money or try something new will buy the entry level thin sticks and find only disappointment. Our dino-dogs powerful jaws need to step up to thick bully sticks or even jumbo bully sticks.

Bully sticks durable and tough meaty chews meant to be worked on for a long time until the meat softens. At that point it is a fully digestible, protein packed, low fat snack made of pure 100% beef and nothing else. 

But maybe your dog is a true jaws-of-life gnasher and powering through even the thick sticks. In that case we recommend trying some longer 12 inch bully sticks or even breaking out the big guns with some SUPER Jumbo bully sticks. If your dog appreciates a little puzzle at snacktime, try some braided bully sticks, curly bully sticks, bully stick rings, or twisted bully sticks

Not sure that bully sticks are the right treat for your big dog? No problem...

Buying the right natural treats for large dog breeds

Natural Treats for Large Dog Breeds

Collagen Sticks for large dogs!

What are Collagen Sticks? Only the best kept secret in dog treat city. Dog collagen treats come from the bottom layer (the "corium") of beef hide which is fully digestible, rolled into something very close to Bully Sticks. Collagen dog treats are packed with all the same collagen supplementation benefits as collagen products sold for humans.

As your big dog chews, the protein rich chew sticks release collagen peptides and amino acids that quickly go to work. Larger dog breeds often need extra care for their joints and bones, and collagen helps with exactly those areas. Collagen will help keep their connective tissues flexible and their joints pain-free.

Collagen is also excellent for keeping your big dog's skin soft and moisturized while keeping their furry coat soft and shiny.

We strongly recommend starting with thick collagen sticks or even skipping right to medium collagen sticks.

Yak Chews for Large Dogs! 

Yak Cheese dog chews are made using traditional methods in Nepal from a simple recipe perfected over the ages - Milk, lime juice and salt. From those three magic ingredients, you get a durable dog chew that even a trap-jawed Rottweiler can enjoy. 

When they finally work their way down to the final nub of yak cheese, throw it in the microwave for 15 seconds and watch it magically pop up into a crunchy puff your dog can safely (and enthusiastically) finish. 

Naturally we'd recommend x-large yak chews or XX-large yak chews for our large breed customers.

Ear Chews for Large Dogs!

Cow Ears and Pig Ears are a great, wholesome treat for any sized dog. The very shape of that large, flat chew is almost naturally designed to set a reasonable pace as your dog slowly gnaws around the edges and enjoys the smoky flavor and aroma. 

Want something a little more snack-sized? No problem... try a Lamb Ear dog chew! know what else is good about lamb...?

Chews for Large Dogs with Allergies or Food Sensitivity

If your big dog has sensitivities to certain meats, we find that Lamb is often the solution. Dogs who find beef and chicken difficult to digest can often handle meats like lamb and venison. It's also important to keep treats to limited or even single ingredients.

Our Lamb Lung dog chews are extremely popular and also tend to be easier to chew, for dogs experiencing any teeth or jaw troubles.

Looking for something more intriguing? Try the Lamb Tripe dog chews. Tripe is packed with wholesome proteins, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, plus glucosamine and chondroitin to keep their joints flexible and strong.

Buying the right puppy pads for large dog breeds

Puppy Pads for Large Dogs

Everyone can benefit from having a few Puppy Pads around the house, but when we're dealing with big dogs, the stakes can be quite high!

Many dog owners are interested in saving a few dollars and buy very inexpensive economy puppy pads. If your dog only has occasional emergency needs or tends to have a "favorite spot" to mark or piddle on, then buying economy puppy pads might make sense.

Based on extensive customer service experience, we strongly urge everyone else to re-consider. When it comes to urination, marking, and defecation, the consequences of making the wrong choice can be quite unpleasant. 

Puppy Pad Absorbency

The best thing for locking in moisture is a substance known as "Super Absorbent Polymer" or SAP which is the same thing you find in most disposable human diapers. It is a dry form of "hydrogel" that can absorbs moisture and converts it to a stable gel.  Puppy Pad Super Absorbent Polymer SAP Layers

Lower cost puppy pads omit this SAP and use a layer of fluff, which is similar to wiping up a spill with fabric. It can get the job done, but we are talking about urine - most homeowners will strongly prefer puppy pads with SAP.

Puppy Pad Size

It is always.... always far better to overestimate your needs and cover the required area with fewer, larger pads. The common tactic overlapping many smaller pads might work for some, but larger dogs will be easily drag and move those pads around. Smaller pads, simply by virtue of being smaller, will also absorb less. More of the surface area is dedicated to the edge binding and you are, in general, using smaller amount of absorbent material.

Puppy Pad Size Guide

Long story short? try to cover more area with larger pads whenever possible. You will never regret the pee you DIDN'T have to mop up!

We recommend Premium X-Large Puppy Pads. If you have more than one large dog or you just really want to be sure, definitely give some thought to GIGANTIC Pads.

If odor control is a concern, look into Carbon Puppy Pads. Carbon pads contain activated charcoal that absorbs and neutralizes odor instantly.