Steer Chews

For one week only we are putting our steer chews on sale, so grab your deal today! 

 1 x $2.25 (RRP $3.00)        5 x $10.50 (RRP $14.00)        10 x $20.00 (RRP $25.00)

Where: In store and on our website.

When:  Sales from Monday 11th March to Saturday 16th March.

What are Steer Chews? Here’s a bit of trivia for you…

Did you know what the difference between a cow, steer, heifer and bull are?

  • Cow: A cow is a female animal that has had at least one calf.
  • Heifer: A heifer is a female animal that has never had a calf. Once a heifer has a calf, she automatically becomes a cow.
  • Bull: A mature male animal that is used for breeding.
  • Steer: A steer is a male animal that has been neutered.

So why is a steer pizzle smaller in girth than a bull pizzle?

I have done some research and cannot find the answer.  The only thing I can think of is that castration is done at an early age which means that there is no testosterone going through the steer.  As the bull gets bigger with more testosterone, so does the pizzle.

So why are steer chews good for my dog?

  1. Although steer chews are smaller than bull chews they still provide the medium to smaller dogs a good chew.
  2. They provide a good work out for their jaws and have the added benefit of cleaning their teeth.
  3. Chewing is a good stress reliever in dogs.
  4. Dogs with anxiety would benefit from chewing pizzles.
  5. They stay hard and do not go soggy like some treats such as ears.

Our steer chews are from New Zealand steers.

For the bigger dogs or dogs that are obsessive chewers, I would recommend either of the two options below:

If you really want to know more on why the steers are castrated then read this https://thecowdocs.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/why-do-we-castrate-bulls/