You read that right. I is for ingested. I’m loving this A to Z Challenge. It makes my brain hurt, but it’s fun. Why ingested? you ask. Jones Natural Chews sells two types of treats – ones meant to be ingested, or wholly consumed, swallowed; and gnawing treats. We’re going to look at the difference between the two today.
This is especially important if you have a puppy, prone to gnawing, chewing, ingesting everything it can reach. My Chewy is chewing EVERYTHING right now.
Here’s what Jones has to say about puppies and chewing:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]We make several types of jerky products that break apart easily making them awesome for training. Beef shank bones, knee caps, and stuffed bones are good chewing aids to rescue your shoes and furniture! Make sure to supervise the puppy with any bones as he/she is just developing their chewing habits.[/quote]
And what they say about ingested treats versus swallowing:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″] Bones are not intended to be ingested, but chewed and gnawed on. Knuckles will be consumed and will leave a hard bone piece to gnaw. [/quote]
Bones are meant to be gnawed on, not consumed. And we always supervise with bones, especially when dogs are young and we’re not sure how aggressive their chewing habits will be. Let’s break down the gnawing treats and the ingested treats.
Gnawing treats from Jones:
- Any and all Bones, including center bones, shank bones knuckles, mammoth bones, L bones and rib bones (I’ll be honest – my Aussies ingest the smaller bones. They crunch them up into tiny bits and consume them, I don’t give them smaller bones anymore.)
- Bully stick
- Lamb Lung Puffs
- Pig ears and chins
- Wheezer sticks
- Porkscrews (skin)
- Bacon roll
Combo treats – part bone, part ingestible – the best of both worlds
- Bully bone – a center bone wrapped with a steer stick
- Stuffed bones – center bones stuffed full with beef or chicken and cheese – dogs go NUTS for these
- Rib Roller – a shank bone wrapped with pork skin
As you can see, Jones produces a wide variety of mainly meat treats, great for dogs of all sizes and various chewing needs. I love that they’re all natural and completely grown and made in the USA.
So what else do you need to know? If you’re new to the dog life, know that treats are like dessert. You wouldn’t give a toddler cookies before supper, and especially not a jar full of cookies. Treats are great as rewards when training, or at the end of the day. They’re meant to be given sparingly, like cookies. And not to be given to a hungry dog. That’s what the dog food is for.
I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see what J stands for. I hope I figure it out before tomorrow. 😉 And if you’re looking for Jones chews, plenty of local pet stores and feed stores carry their products. If you can’t find them near you, ask me in the comments and I’ll dig up a store, or head over to Natural Dog Treat Shop to find the entire product line.
Until I write again …