Is that a little ostentatious? Are Jones Chews the best treats in the world? Maybe it’s just opinion. Because how on earth would I back that up with fact? Hmm.
Today is another giveaway day, this being July and our one year blogaversary. So leave a comment today for a chance to win a Crown Knuckle or some Steer Sticks. I’m a little stuck on this “Best Treats in the World” thought, though. I think I’d like to try proving it. Yes! Let’s!
Beginning with a satisfied dog mom is a good place. Here’s what one such mom has to say:
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I’m a dog mom and pet blogger and I discovered your brand at BlogPaws and was excited to see that you’re carried at our local pet store. Our dogs are on a raw food diet and one thing that I didn’t anticipate was finding treats that they could/should eat now that their nutrition has been elevated. So I’ve become a big fan of your products because I feel comfortable giving them to our dogs and they love them.
I just wanted to drop you a note saying THANK YOU. Today, it’s so disappointing to see so many treats with questionable ingredients and origins and it’s wonderful to know that there is one company out there that makes it all less complicated.
Kimberly, Keep the Tail Wagging
Oh wow. Y’all know Kimberly, right? Keep the Tail Wagging? She’s a finalist for the Petties? Go vote for her! She says her dogs are raw foodists and Jones is one of the few treats she feels comfortable allowing them to eat! Thank you, Kimberly, for the glowing endorsement!
But there’s got to be more than just personal anecdote. Kimberly mentions treats with questionable ingredients and origins. And Jones Chews are 100% all natural, with very few ingredients to begin with, much less being made with nothing artificial. The chews are also 100% grown and made in the USA. No hinky language covering our tracks – all USA farms and farmers and ingredients, then processed in Jones facilities in northern Illinois. Period. End of story.
What exactly are the Jones Chews ingredients, though? Why would their ingredients be better than other chews? I’m going to look at three treats as representatives of Jones Natural Chews, as an example. The first two are being featured here this month, the Crown Knuckle and the Steer Sticks.
Crown Knuckles are made of a beef tibia knuckle from the hind leg of a cow, dipped in natural liquid smoke and baked. That’s it. Knuckle and natural liquid smoke.
Steer Sticks are baked steer pizzles. That’s is. Baked. If you want to know what a steer pizzle is, check out my post from a couple weeks back. It’s rated PG.
Last, the Tender Taffy Chicken Blend, since the taffies require more ingredients, and chicken shakes things up a bit. Chicken, rye flour, glycerin, salt, liquid smoke flavoring, natural mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract. Let’s break that down.
Chicken is chicken. Rye flour is the only flour Jones uses, as it’s somewhat low as an allergen, and it’s not used in bones and pizzles. Here’s what Jones says about glycerin:
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Salt is salt. The liquid smoke flavoring is all natural, giving treats the darker color and yummy flavor. Tocopherols are vitamin E supplements found naturally in vegetable oils like olive, sunflower, soy and corn. Rosemary extract is natural and is used to improve food’s shelf life and heat stability. Cool, huh?
Ultimately, there’s no way to prove that Jones has the best treats in the world. They have the best ingredients, yes. Dogs love them, yes. Shoot, they make dogs smile.
But I’m going to leave y’all with a video to make my point.
Go ahead and leave a comment. You know you want your dog to try the best treats in the world.
Until I write again …
P.S. You should be able to find Jones Chews in a pet or feed store near you. Here in Oklahoma they’re carried in the Atwoods chains. If you can’t find them locally, Natural Dog Treat Shop carries everything Jones makes.