Choosing the Right Chew
Tuesdays are chew days. Today we’re going to talk about choosing the right chew for your dog. I am, in fact, consulting with the Jones Natural Chew site. Typically, when I have a question about a chew and a dog, I text or email Suzy at JNC and just ask, but we’re going to reach a little more broadly today.
Here’s what the JNC Choosing the Right Chew page says, only paraphrased.
- Always supervise your dog when they’re gnawing on a chew. I know your dog may be quick, may disappear around the corner, may hide that chew. At least the first time your dog tries a new chew, be close, watch your dog.
- For the best chewing experience, follow the recommended dog size on the chew label. Did you know that Jones Natural Chews come labeled with sizes? They’re labeled small to medium and medium to large. True. And use your best judgment. My Aussie mixes, for example, are medium sized dogs. They can, theoretically, chew anything. From the small to medium category, they LOVE the hooves and the Windee Rings. And Saddle Knuckles. Pig ears cross all the sizes. But the Dino Bones, in the medium to large category, are just way too big.
- Along those lines, choose the chew with the right size and density for your dog’s chewing disposition and mouth size. My dogs are not voracious chewers. They don’t demolish everything they see. We’ve had the same stinky butt smelling hooves around the house for months (I’m surprised my Hunny hasn’t tossed them yet), and the same Saddle Knuckle hanging around a couple of months. This simply means that my dogs can probably handle softer chew bones, like pig or lamb. If your dog tears through bones, has a large mouth, is a voracious chewer, stick with beef, buffalo and elk bones, larger chews. Shank and knee caps are best for aggressive chewers. In other words, KNOW YOUR DOG. If your dog still has that new dog smell, start with a beef bone to be safe, watching to see how aggressively the dog chews.
- Chews are not meant as food. They are a treat. Bones, especially, are not food. Watch the dog and the bone. If you find slivers coming from a bone, your dog is too aggressive a chewer for that particular size and type of bone. Give your dog a different bone. Knuckles are great! They have soft, chewy cartilage. Then the rest of the bone can be slowly gnawed away at the dog’s leisure.
- Finding the right chew and bone for your dog will keep their gums and teeth clean and healthy. Who doesn’t want clean, healthy gums? Is there such a thing as people chews? So I don’t have to brush my teeth anymore? Yeah, I’m lazy that way. I hear apples go a long way to keeping people teeth and gums clean.
Jones Natural Chews – Always the Right Chew
Last, but never least, a word about the Jones Natural Chew. Where does it come from? Is it safe? Are any of the chews made anywhere other than the USA?
All Jones Natural Chews products are grown and made in the USA. The entire manufacturing procedure from start to finish is on the American soil. It is a great honor to have the American Flag on all of our products.
As for the bones themselves:
We test all of our bones for splintering. We conduct pressure tests and moisture tests to ensure the best bone strength. Because of the all-natural process we put our bones through, they will not splinter any easier than a raw bone. As with any food or treat supervision is always recommended, all dogs have different chewing habits. We at Jones’ give all of our own dogs our products with confidence.
And, as always, the Jones Natural Chew is 100% all-natural. Really, what more can a dog ask for? They can ask for it to be reasonably priced? Done! You’re welcome. 🙂 Choosing the right chew just got easier. They can also ask for a giveaway. Click this sentence to be taken to a new page, scroll down to the Rafflecopter, click on it and follow the instructions! Remember, tweeting daily increases your chances of winning!
Spreading the good chews …