Treat Often. Treat Always.
It’s part of a quote from Hippocrates:
Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always. – Hippocrates
My dogs would have you believe that Hippocrates got it backwards. Cure sometimes, comfort often, treat always. Or is that treats often cure so give them always? I don’t quite know. But I do know that it’s Wordless Wednesday, according to our BlogPaws friends, and my motto here with Jones Natural Chews is TREAT OFTEN. TREAT ALWAYS. Okay, so it’s not really my motto. Just go with it, okay? My dogs – it’s my dogs’ motto. Take a look.
See that? Motto. Treat often just isn’t enough in a dog’s world.
But Should I Really Treat Often?
Sadly, reality is a bummer. For people and dogs alike. Just like children and cake, dogs shouldn’t be given treats too often. They beg. They give us the sad puppy eyes. Dogs paw our hands, wanting more and more treats. Just say no. They’re little begging machines, aren’t they, dogs? Just like kids can be. Always wanting more of what tastes good. Can’t say I blame them.
We do treat daily here at Casa de Pulga (house of Flea). And we only treat with Jones Natural Chews, since that’s more like giving a kid an apple as a treat than a cupcake. In fact, my dogs get three or four small treats a day. But no more than that. And when I say small, I mean I break whole treats into four or five pieces and divvy them up between the dogs, typically. You can see how small in the photo above. About the size of a quarter.
You’ve seen fat dogs. We’ve all seen fat people. It’s not necessarily that they eat lots of cake, or bad things. It’s usually just because they (we – yes, I’m overweight, thankyouverymuch) just eat too MUCH. Too much of anything will pack on the pounds. It effects mobility, the joints, the heart, can cause health issues like diabetes. So as much as I love Jones Natural Chews, I’m here to tell you that it’s not food. It’s treats. Give Jones to your dogs. Just don’t give them too much.
But … But … They LOVE Jones Natural Chews!
I get it! I do! And they can have Jones every day! Just not as a replacement for food. Or all day long. Oh, our bones? Nonconsumable, so they’re fine to leave out for gnawing all day long. Great for dental health and mental stimulation. We’re talking conumable meat treats. A little common sense goes a long way with treats. You’ve got this.
Know what else you’ve got? An opportunity to win the very best treats in the history of ever. As long as you’re going to give in to those pleading eyes, it might as well be with the best treats for your dog. Jones Natural Chews. We’re currently hosting a giveaway of our new Bark Burgers. Some lucky dog will win the Chicken Blend and Beef Blend Bark Burgers. It could be your dog! Simply click this sentence, leave a comment in the new post which will open, and click I Commented in the box on that post. Easy. And tweet daily to increase your chances of winning. Then you, too, can choose to treat often. Or treat minimally. Totally up to you.
Spreading the good chews …