All You Need to Know About Cheek Chews

Phoebe Cooper · Nov 20, 2023 · All

Author: Natalie Szymiczek

For health-conscious dog owners, ensuring the well-being of our furry friends goes beyond mere responsibility – it's a deep-rooted commitment to providing the best, most natural care. At Natural Farm, we share your dedication to the health of your beloved canine companion.

With the myriad of dog bones and chews on the market, it can sometimes be overwhelming to know what is best for your dog. You may have come across beef cheek dog chews, which offer a delectable blend of taste, nutrition, and entertainment, all in one wholesome package.

But what exactly are cheek chews, and why should they be on your radar? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know, so you can make an informed decision for your pup!

What Are Cheek Chews for Dogs?

Cheek chews produced by Natural Farm are natural dog chews made from the dried inner cheek lining of cattle. The cheek lining is carefully processed, dehydrated, and shaped into these beloved chews. This natural production process preserves the taste and nutritional value, making cheek chews not only an appetizing and long-lasting treat but also an environmentally responsible choice for conscientious pet owners.

Dogs love cheek chews for their rich and savory taste. They are a delicious and long-lasting treat with a meaty and slightly chewy texture that dogs simply cannot resist!

The Benefits of Cheek Chews

Cheek chews offer several health benefits, making them a popular choice among pet owners who prioritize their canine companions' well-being:

  • Dental Health: Chewing on cheek chips and sticks helps promote good dental hygiene by reducing plaque and tartar buildup. The mechanical action of gnawing on the sticks can help clean teeth and gums, leading to better oral health and fresher breath.
  • Nutritional Value: Cheek chews are rich in protein, making them a nutritious snack for dogs. Protein is essential for muscle maintenance, growth, and overall vitality. These natural chews are low in fat and provide a healthy balance of macronutrients.
  • Chewing Benefits: Dogs have a natural instinct to chew, which can be a stress reliever and a form of mental stimulation. Cheek chews offer dogs a long-lasting, satisfying chewing experience, helping to alleviate boredom and anxiety.
  • Joint and Muscle Health: The cartilage and connective tissue found in cheek chews can contribute to joint health. Many dogs, especially senior or active breeds, may benefit from these natural sources of collagen and glucosamine.
  • High Digestibility: Cheek chews are typically easily digestible, reducing the risk of gastrointestinal issues. This makes them a suitable treat for dogs with sensitive stomachs or food allergies.
  • All-Natural: Natural Farm’s high-quality cheek chews are free from artificial additives, preservatives, and fillers, making them a wholesome and safe option for dogs. You can feel confident knowing you are giving your dog a treat that aligns with a natural, whole-food diet.
  • Chewing Benefits: Dogs have a natural instinct to chew, which can be a stress reliever and a form of mental stimulation. Cheek chews offer dogs a long-lasting, satisfying chewing experience, helping to alleviate boredom and anxiety.
  • Long-Lasting: Cheek chews are durable and provide extended enjoyment for dogs. This can be particularly beneficial for dogs that tend to devour treats quickly! For a medium chewer, a cheek chew could last up to several hours.

Aside from their health benefits, cheek sticks are also popular because they are a great bully stick alternative.

Beef Cheek Sticks vs. Bully Sticks

Beef Cheek Sticks are similar to bully sticks in terms of form, function, flavor, and nutritional value. In fact, they have everything your dog loves about bully sticks! They last just as long and have the same irresistible, beefy flavor. The main difference is that beef cheek sticks are made from beef cheek, which is more readily available than the ingredient used to make bully sticks - beef pizzle.

used to make bully sticks - beef pizzle. Because beef cheek is more abundant as a raw material, it is more cost-effective. In fact, Natural Farm’s Beef Cheek Sticks are a little less than half the price of bully sticks of the same size! This allows you to provide more of these mouth-watering treats to your dog, at a fraction of the cost.

And don’t forget about another great product made from beef cheek - Bully Chips. Bully chips have an engaging dual texture and flattened design, and are great for medium chewers.

Feeding Instructions

It's important to note that while cheek chews offer various health benefits, they should be given in moderation, and portion sizes should be appropriate for the size and dietary needs of your individual dog. As with any treat, it's advisable to consult with your veterinarian to ensure that cheek sticks are a suitable addition to your dog's diet.

Make sure to check out Natural Farm’s online store to learn more about our premium selection of cheek sticks and other delicious treats!