It’s a monster. I want to make sure you know all about the Jumbo Bone if you have a large dog or an aggressive chewer. They’re … massive. First I’ll head to Jones’ website to see what they can tell us …
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Your dog is in for a huge treat when it gets its paws on this bone. It is a whole USA beef femur from the hind leg; this means that you get one knuckle on each end along with the straight bone. What a deal, 3-in-1! Measuring approximately 16-18″ long, this product is for medium to large dogs. The Jumbo Bones are dipped in liquid smoke with meaty pieces on the whole bone.[/quote]
Three plus pounds of bone is nothing to laugh at, let me tell you.
Let’s talk bone and chew safety for a moment, especially for such a large bone. Bones, first of all, come with a risk of splintering. All bones do. Even raw bones will splinter. So
- Know your dog and their chewing habits
- Monitor your dog with a bone
- Take the bone away when it’s small enough to fit in your dog’s mouth, as well as throwing away splinters
That said, here’s what Jones says about their bones:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]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. If large slivers or pieces are breaking off, take it away and try another type. 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]
Also important to keep in mind, Jones chews and treats are not meant to be consumed like food by your dog. They’re treats. Imagine, if you will, feeding your child a steady diet of PopTarts and cheesecake. That’s just … wrong. Jones is not bad for your dog, but it is definitely meant to be given in small quantities, as a treat, as rewards for training. Chews are treats, not food. They work, too, to stimulate good oral health for your dog, hence the gnawing on the bone, not ingesting.
My own dogs, 50 pound Australian Shepherd mixes, get three or four treats a day, usually just more than bite size. My mom’s Shih Tzu, Honey, doesn’t get that much daily, and she buries her bones, only gnawing on them occasionally.
Know your dog. I know you do. We like making your dog smile. I know you like making your dog smile. Here’s to a life time of dog smiles!
Until I write again …
P.S. My son’s hand isn’t as bad as it could be. The metacarpal leading to the right index finger is fractured at the knuckle end. We considered removing it for the dog to gnaw on, but the surgeon nixed that. Fortunately, no surgery is needed.
In other news, the chicks are still growing and are learning to fly. They’re a messy lot. And I’m pretty sure we have two roosters, at least. Frodo and Samwise.
And even though my son only has one hand, he can still attend to the chickens in the mornings. As well as bring them into the house.