Knee Caps – Easy To Bust?
You’d think I’d get tired of writing Knee Cap posts. This blog is littered with them. But there are reasons they keep recurring. I spoke quite a bit about them last Tuesday, and today’s gently recycled post tells a little more of the story. I just love Jones Natural Chews Knee Cap as a chew for most dogs. Check it out.
In movies and on TV people talk about busting knee caps. I’ve always thought that a sturdy bat or a hefty lead pipe could do the trick pretty readily. Now that I’ve played around with some Jones Knee Caps, I wonder if it’s not difficult to shatter a knee cap. Seriously. Knee Caps – easy to bust?
Here’s what I do not recommend – I do NOT recommend that you head to YouTube and look for videos of busted knee caps. Not unless you have a very strong stomach.
Yes, knee caps are sturdy. Jones Knee Caps for dogs – all natural, and all grown and made in the USA (that means the cows were grown and butchered and processed in the USA) – are sturdier than people knee caps. I’ll ‘splain what the knee cap does, so you can better understand. Easy to bust? We’ll see.
What Exactly is a Cow Knee Cap?
The knee cap is also known as the Patella. Yes, like that thing on a baby’s head when it’s born, only larger. It’s the largest sesamoid bone in the human body (the patella type of bone), triangular in shape. Its function is knee extension, increasing the ability of the femur and tendon working together to flex and bend. I think. I’m paraphrasing from Wikipedia. It’s really a little shield for your knee, making it an easy target for breakage when you fall.
It’s a strong bone, but in a human the knee cap can be broken, like any bone. I guess a cow knee cap can be broken, too, but it’s probably a lot tougher to do. I’m assuming that cows don’t take stupid risks like humans do, and don’t fall a lot. Let’s see what the cow knee cap is like.
So the Knee Cap that Jones uses, the Knee Cap that your dog loves to gnaw, isn’t the piece near the bottom of the hind leg that sticks up. Jones Knee Cap is larger, covering a larger bone, up in the haunch area. This patella isn’t prone to falling down, like a human knee bone. I’m guessing, though, that it carries a lot of weight and protects that joint. Looking at the above poster, check out the right side, rear of the cow, the big bones meeting the legs. You’ll see the words Knee Cap under the cow’s belly, with a line pointing up to that joint. That’s where the Jones Knee Cap originates.
What does this mean for your dog? First, the Jones Knee Cap is a substantial bone, a strong bone, made to endure a lot of weight and pressure. This bone will stand up to strong dog jaws. Because it’s a bone, gnawing the Knee Cap is good for your dog’s teeth and gums. The Knee Cap will last a lot longer than many other bones, especially for a smaller dog, since it’s meant to protect a joint.
So! Now I know way more than I wanted to about knee caps. I also know that it’s a sturdy bone, great for dogs to gnaw on. My dogs will be thankful if I get them a Jones Knee Cap for gnawing on while we gnaw on turkey for Thanksgiving. Yours will, too. 😉 So you’ll want to enter the Knee Cap giveaway, and maybe have a Knee Cap in the stocking for Christmas! Your dog will smile.
Spreading the good chews …