First, yes, I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Yes, we had vicious storms last night. Yes, we hid in the closet for about 30 seconds. And yes, we’re all fine. Our hearts go out to the family that lost a member in Sand Springs. And no, we didn’t see any sharks. I was so disappointed.
Second, tomorrow I’ll be discussing Flash’s symptoms more in depth, as well as a friend’s suggestion of what it might have been. I’m fascinated by her story and you’ll hear more tomorrow!
Why choose Jones Natural Chews? I’ve been thinking a lot about it, lately. There are three obvious reasons:
- Jones chews are 100% all natural – this means that there are no artificial ingredients EVER
- Jones Natural Chews are 100% grown and produced in the USA – there’s even a third party certification guaranteeing that it is so (check it out)
- Price – Sure, Jones chews aren’t cheap like a biscuit made from flour and a bunch of cheap chemicals, but for an all natural, USA sourced treat? Jones is quite competitive – check it out for yourself at your local feed or pet store and you’ll see
I know some of us hate to admit that we care about the cost of treats when it comes to our dogs, but admit it – keeping your best friend happy isn’t inexpensive. But you shouldn’t feel like you have to buy chemical-laden biscuits to make your dog smile. I love that Jones Natural Chews is affordable.
Now, when I say affordable, I mean it. But here’s the deal – treats aren’t meant to be food. I’ve visited folks who want to give their one dog the entire bag of treats I’ve brought, all at once. No. Just … NO. Treats are like dessert. Buy your dog the best quality food you can afford (please don’t feel bad or guilty if you can’t afford the best – dogs have lived well on kibble for a long time), and then give the best treats you can afford. But IN MODERATION.
I hear stories, from time to time, about dogs winding up at the vet, the owner blaming the treat company. Sometimes the treat company is to blame (Chinese treats, anyone?), but often it’s an owner issue. Think of your dog as you would a toddler. Would you give your toddler an entire cake for dessert? Just for a treat? No! I hope not, anyway. Your child would wind up at the doctor’s office. Your child would eventually wind up with diabetes if you gave them rich desserts on a regular basis.
Jones Natural Chews – all dog treats, really – are meant to be given sparingly. They make great rewards when you’re training your dog, in obedience, in agility, whatever. They make a nice little night time snack. But here are some guidelines for treats:
- Monitor your dog’s chewing activity
- For consumable treats, no longer than five minutes of chewing – for instance, if you have a toy dog and give them a Pig Ear, take it away after five minutes
- Give the treats which are appropriate to your dog’s size and chewing ability – Jones marks all of their treats according to size
- If you’re able to snap or tear a treat into smaller pieces, do it – your dog will be happy with a smaller piece of whatever it is
- Make your dog work for the treat, even if you’re just giving it to make the dog happy
I could sit here all day and tell you about Jones chews. I’d tell you that there are no more than eight ingredients in any one treat. I’d tell you about the Jones family, being in the meat business for more than 150 years. I’d tell you about the quality control they’re so stringent about. I’d tell you how much Jones loves and cares for their employees, as well as their own dogs. I’d tell you that most of the treats are single ingredient treats. I’d tell you, most of all, that dogs absolutely go nuts for Jones Natural Chews.
But I really just needed to get out the big 3 reasons to choose Jones Natural Chews. All natural, made in the USA, affordability. I hope I didn’t lecture too much. Jones really has become my passion. Making sure dogs get the right treats is also a passion. Making your dog smile? Well, that’s a given.
Until I write again …
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