Beefy Straight Crown – An All Natural Treat
Bailey is a 6 year old Pomeranian. While technically she is a small dog, she’s pretty big for a Pom. And she loves the Beefy Straight Crown. And medium sized dogs like this one:
Radar is a Schnauzer/Mini Pin mix. He’s a happy dog and an old man at eleven years. A good friend let me invade her home last week during the supper hour. I gave her dogs treats, so I guess it was okay. Aren’t Radar and Bailey beautiful? They both LOVE the Beefy Straight Crown from Jones Chews. Let’s see what this chew is all about, from the mouth of Jones.
Although it’s only half of the crown, it still has full flavor with meaty pieces that is also dipped in natural liquid smoke. This provides a wonderful treat for small to medium size dogs. The Beefy Straight Crown is the bottom half of the straight knuckle from the beef tibia on the hind leg.
Blogging for Jones has been so educational for me. For instance, I’ve learned, this last year, that dogs chewing bones should be monitored, that all bones have a tendency to splinter eventually, whether raw or baked. But bones are excellent for dental health and dogs love them, so keep an eye on the dog and let them chew.
I’ve learned that bones are for gnawing, not for consumption. Like I said, the bone is good for teeth and gums, but it’s not for eating.
I’ve learned more cow anatomy than I ever wanted to know, and I’m not just talking pizzles. For instance, if one does a Google image search for crown knuckle cow anatomy, one comes across a photo of Anne Lamott. True.
I’ve learned that “all natural” means different things to different people, and that made in the USA doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing to everyone. It’s why Jones stipulates that all of their chews are GROWN in the USA, as well as BAKED and PACKAGED in the USA. Start to finish, every little bit of what Jones sells is grown and packaged on American soil.
I’ve learned that dog treats mean different things to different people. For instance, you could go to your grocery store right now and buy a box of Milk Bone treats for your dog. I don’t know why you’d want to, but you could. The first ingredient in a biscuit is wheat flour. Mmmm. Dogs love wheat flour. And soybean flour. And choline chloride. And sodium metabisulfite.
What Jones Is
Jones Chickly Links, which has a lot of ingredients for a Jones chew, has eight ingredients. Eight. All of them natural. That includes the human food grade natural casing. I think it’s one of Jones more complex treats, as far as ingredients go. The Beefy Straight Crown has two ingredients – Beefy Straight Crown and natural liquid smoke (adds yumminess). I counted 26 ingredients in a Milk Bone. Yes, twenty six.
Honestly, Bella knows the difference. Y’all remember Bella, my favorite Australian Shepherd?
Bella is working on that Beefy Straight Crown and licking her chops to give her jaws a break. Bella used to get dog treats from the grocery store, until dogs began dying from tainted treats a couple of years back. Then Bella stopped getting treats, until she met me. Now she only chews on Jones Natural Chews. She especially loves the Beefy Straight Crown.
If your dog is larger and can’t gnaw on a Beefy Straight Crown (big dogs can crunch this up in a heartbeat, I think), then a bag of Chickly Links will make your dog happy. Or one of Jones larger bones, like a Slammer. That will keep even a BIG dog busy for awhile.
For a chance to win a Beefy Straight Crown for your dog, click this sentence and leave a comment, making sure to register it via the Rafflecopter near the bottom of the post. And look for Jones at pet and feed stores near you. If you can’t find them locally, Natural Dog Treat Shop carries everything Jones makes.
Spreading the good chews …
P.S. Yesterday we talked poop scooping. Jessica, at You Did What With Your Wiener, sent this funny video. I LOVE IT!!