Yes! This a great question and one we like to address with pet parents. We understand the need to provide our companions with safe, appropriate products. We are glad you asked. Bully sticks are a single-ingredient, 100% digestible dog chew. To ensure safety and quality, Raw Dog Bully Sticks are baked to kill bacteria and contain no preservatives, pesticides, or chemicals. Plus, we produce our products at a human-grade facility, and our chews are USDA and FDA tested and approved. Some popular dog chews, including rawhide or antlers, can feasibly splinter into small, sharp pieces and present a risk when swallowed. Bully sticks do not break into sharp pieces in this way, making them a safer chew option. That said, when feeding your dog a bully stick (or any type of treat or chew) make sure he has plenty of fresh water available. We also recommend keeping an eye on your dog while he chews. Remember that bully sticks are not intended to be swallowed in large pieces.