What Are Collagen Sticks For Dogs?

Collagen sticks for dogs are an irresistible flavorsome chew and a much safer alternative to rawhide. They are durable while being soft enough for lighter nibbles too. Collagen Sticks are flexible, safe, digestible and very beneficial to the health of your dog. 

New science shows interesting results that products containing glucosamine and chondroitin have a less beneficial effect on a dog’s muscle and skeletal system than once believed. However, added collagen in your pups’ diet has resulted in great improvement of pain management and collagen is more beneficial than most supplements out there. 

What Are Collagen Sticks Made From?

Beef is usually what’s on the menu, but collagen sticks can also come in other enticing flavors as well. In fact, most collagen sticks for dogs are made from a thin layer of skin from cattle.

This material is referred to as beef corium. Beef corium collagen is derived from the layer of raw material on the top of the muscle meat in cows, and is irresistible to them.


Collagen sticks are super delicious and are a longer lasting chew. These treats made from a single-ingredient 100 % beef corium are not only tasty but they are also highly beneficial to the health of your best friend. 

Beef collagen contains both types of collagen, Type I and III, which are the best kinds of collagen your dog can eat. More specifically, collagen, when added to their daily menu will keep them active longer and aid in muscle recovery.

Beef is high in iron, zinc, and selenium. Beef collagen sticks are also full of necessary vitamins and strengthening protein your dog needs. Iron is absolutely vital for a dog’s overall bodily functions and helps oxygen travel through their bodies. Zinc boosts immunity and is great for a dog’s skin and coat. Selenium is a natural antioxidant that works wonders on inflammatory diseases and the symptoms associated with aging. 

All dogs require protein and vitamins to help fuel them throughout the day and keep them active and healthy.


Chicken collagen sticks are made from the layer of tissue called dermis. Dermis is both nutritious and delicious to a canine palette too. However, be careful with chicken chew products that contain additional additives and flavorings. 

Chickens like beef also have a naturally occurring beneficial collagen protein in their skin and bones. Chicken provides omega 6 fatty acids which help a dog’s fur become extra full and shiny. Most chicken sticks you will find on the market will also include a percentage of beef-based collagen. 


Fish collagen sticks are usually made from fish sourced from cold waters like cod. They are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is great for dogs, it can help with brain and heart health. Boost immunity while decreasing inflammation in the body. Providing nutrients and minerals to promote a dog’s healthy coat.

However, these types of chews often come with a strong smell. Your dog will love it, but you might not feel the same.

a dog with paws on the counter with a bag of Longlastics chews.

Variety of Sizes

Collagen sticks for dogs are available in a variety of different sizes too! What size is best for your dog? Let’s find out!

Small dogs

Small dogs can experiment with all the sizes to see what is best, sometimes the smallest dogs are the biggest power chewers. Usually a collagen stick that is between 5 to 6 inches is a good start for smaller breeds. 

Smaller breeds include but aren’t limited to:

  • Chihuahuas
  • Pugs
  • French Bulldogs
  • Terriers
  • Pomeranians
  • Daschunds 
  • Shih Tzu
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Italian Greyhounds
  • Lhasa Apso

Medium-sized dogs

Medium breeds should try munching on a durable collagen stick, sized to fit their specific needs. A 7 to 10 inch collagen stick is a good place to start.

Medium breeds like:

  • Cocker Spaniels
  • Retrievers
  • Dalmations
  • Corgis
  • Hounds
  • Beagles
  • Poodles 
  • Bulldogs
  • Shepards
  • Collies
  • Pointers
  • Setters
  • Shiba Inu

Large Breeds

For larger breeds and super chewers it is ideal to find a collagen stick that is both durable and measuring around 11-12 inches in length. Longlastics Thick Collagen Stick 11” to 12” (5 pack) are a perfect treat for all sizes of dog, including the larger breeds like:

  • Great Danes
  • Mastiffs
  • Saint Bernard
  • Newfoundland
  • Rottweiler
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Akita

Why Beef Collagen Sticks Are The Best 

Benefits of a long-lasting durable chew like beef collagen sticks are abundant. Let’s bite into it a bit deeper.


Collagen chews last longer than any other chew treat, because the corium comes from the toughest part of the cow’s body. This gives your dog all the chewing pleasure, stimulating them both physically and mentally. 

Durability matters because pet safety is very important. Low-quality chews and products like rawhide can be very dangerous. Pieces break off and pose a choking hazard or lead to internal blockages in canines. 

Long-lasting beef collagen sticks are specifically designed to withstand rigorous gnawing and hours of safe fun for them.


Like bully sticks, beef collagen sticks are 100 percent natural and easier to digest. In the ongoing debate about rawhide. Collagen sticks offer a promising alternative, a safer option for all breeds and sizes of dog. 

Unlike a lot of other chews, beef collagen sticks should not contain gluten, artificial additives, or grains. This makes them free of allergens, making them a perfect chew for pups that have skin sensitivities. 


Dogs have these amazing receptors that tune into specific tastes and flavors. Dogs tend to seek out beef, fats, and other rich meaty flavors. As well as the sweets we try desperately to keep them away from. Some believe this is because of the fat content of sweets. But we are still learning. 

Dogs love how beef collagen tastes. Pet owners and experts love the results!

A dog on the couch chewing on a Longlastics cane.


Besides being full of rich flavor, beef collagen supports joint health. Maintains a healthy coat. Improves dental health. Is a great natural source of protein, fiber, and minerals. 

Proteins supply the body with needed amino acids. Your dog needs protein to build hair, nails, skin, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage. They are the building blocks of a canine living a healthy, active and long life. 

Safety Instructions for Collagen Chew Sticks

First off, it’s so important to purchase a collagen chew stick that is made well and in good condition at the time of sale. Avoid products that are broken or damaged in any way. Be wary of collagen sticks with extra additives. Avoid companies that use subpar processes to manufacture their pet products. 

Furthermore, while these chews are safe, you should take them away from your dog if you notice any dangerous wear. 

It never hurts to wash your hands before and after giving them their chew, just to be sure not to spread any germs. 

It is advised to  supervise them when they are chewing, and offer them a source of clean water to drink on. 

Longlastics Beef Collagen Sticks for Longlastic Flavor 

Longlastics Beef Collagen Sticks by Barking Buddha Pet– natural chews from a company that cares about dogs and only carries high-quality chews, treats, and organic grooming made with USDA standards so you don’t have to worry about the manufacturing process or look for unnecessary ingredients. 

Barking Buddha Pet wants nothing but the best for dogs!

Barking Buddha Longlastics Sticks are expertly crafted chews made from a single layer of the inner sheet of skin of grass-fed beef cattle from South America. Like their top-selling bully sticks that dogs crave, healthy collagen sticks are a single-ingredient long-lasting treat. Your dog will thank you and you’ll see that the benefits of collagen are barkingly real! 

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