What is Paddywack?
Paddywack/paddywhack is the common name for the nuchal ligament (ligamentum nuchae).This is the really strong ligament in the neck of a cow or sheep which holds the head up.
Is Paddywack safe for dogs?
Yes, Australian paddywack is safe for dogs. When sourced from Australian cattle or sheep, this is a very safe treat for your dog or puppy. Please be sure to read the labels carefully, to be sure that you are buying 100% Australian meat, and not an imported product which was just packed in Australia. The quality of treats imported from overseas is vastly inferior to Australian produce, and may have been treated with chemicals, or contain glycerin. Our paddywack is 100% Australian beef, air dried with no preservatives, additives, colours or chemicals.
Why is Paddywack a good treat?
Paddywack is all natural and contains essential elastin proteins and type 3 collagen. It is very long lasting, making it an economical choice for heavy chewers. It is great for dental health as it encourages your dog to chew. Paddywack is a healthy alternative to rawhide (see here what rawhide is and why we don't sell it) and is also low fat. So all in all, it's a great chew for medium and large size dogs.
Can puppies have Paddywack?
Yes, paddywack is fine for puppies. It will help teething puppies, and is an excellent treat to redirect a puppy to who is chewing inappropriately or nipping. In October 2020 we added veal paddywack into the store. This is perfect for puppies and smaller dogs as the pieces are smaller than the regular beef paddywack. Always supervise your puppy when eatiing.