Are bones messy? That seems to be the question of the hour here on Follow Up Friday, a blog hop hosted by Jodi at Heart Like a Dog. On Fridays I field questions posed all week in the comments, typically in a humorous vein, but today we tackle a serious question asked regarding the Jones Knee Cap.
Do these and the other bone treats make a mess of carpet? I want Roxy and Torrey to chew on things more, especially Roxy since she will not let me brush her teeth. These look like they would taste good to them, so that might entice more chewing. But I have a small floor, mostly carpet, and I worry about a gooey mess.
This was asked by Roxy and Torrey’s mom, from Roxy the Traveling Dog, but Jackie at Pooch Smooches echoed the question. In my experience, having given bones to my own dogs and dozens of others, I’d say that there isn’t a problem. Yes, there are meaty bits on the bones. Yes, they look greasy and do have a slight sheen. Yes, crumbs fall off of the bone. Every dog I’ve watched eat a Jones bone cleans up every last crumb, so that’s not a worry. And I haven’t noticed any mess or grease on carpets. No dog moms have complained.
The bones aren’t greasy, or at least, not as greasy as they look. Honestly, Jones slow bakes the bones, so they’re pretty dry, but the internal moisture content is safe. The liquid smoke adds flavor and color, not grease. I’d say the answer to are bones messy is mostly no.
Two things –
- If you’re still nervous about the grease (because, honest to Pete, the dog will clean up any and all beefy bits that fall off), put a plastic kid’s placemat under the bone
- OR give your dog a center bone, either hollow or filled – the Jampacked Jawzers and Bandits Bones are AMAZING – dogs totally wig out for these and they’re white, so they don’t have the dirty look, but they’re still great for gnawing, and clean and dry
I hope this helps. Here’s a photo I took yesterday of a dog eating a Mammoth Bone on the carpet:
We Live in a Flat asks:
Donna just came by the door whistling through her nose… I think they call that whining. But she was looking away the entire time. Do your dogs usually look at you or look away from you when they whine?
I’m really hoping some of y’all can help answer this question. My dogs don’t whine. They bark. And bark and bark and bark. And they look at me and away. Squinting and thinking really hard, I’d have to say that if and when they whine, they turn their heads and look at me out of the corners of their eyes. But that whistling through the nose thing – hmm. Can you capture it on video? I’d love to see/hear that. Any one! Feel free to weigh in!
One last question, from Deanna:
My Jack Russell sheds like crazy! My entry is #88. Come by and vote for us?
Sure! I’ll come vote for you! I’ll bet some of my friends here will pop over and vote as well. 😉
Business – I’ve got the custom inscribed leashes up on Etsy, if anyone decides they want to get their dog a handsome leather leash for Christmas. Sugar Golden Woofs loves her leash. 🙂 And start thinking Jones for Christmas! Next week and through December I’ll be featuring the Jones Christmas line! Remember, if you can’t find Jones locally, there’s always Natural Dog Treat Shop!
Until I write again …
P.S. Here’s Suzy’s weigh in (Suzy is my boss)
I have off white carpet. I’ve never had a problem with it. The worst they have done is left behind crumbs that vacuum up. Most of the time they clean that up themselves though. Otherwise, grease spots and ick don’t really apply (for me anyway). My ex-sister-in-law had real white carpet and she never had a problem either.