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Deaf dogs are really good at nose work. Like, bloodhound good! What they lack in hearing, they more than make up for with a wicked sense of smell.
Keeping tasty, tempting treats away from Edison & Co’s grubby paws and greedy mouths is hard work and requires attention to detail. Because the boys have learned how to open kitchen cabinets, everything has to be put up high or behind a locked door. This only becomes an issue when I’m working on a blog post or product review that must include photos of the food or treat I’m writing about.
Fortunately for me and my professional reputation, Jones Natural Chews has the best sense of humor!
Recently, I received a box of goodies from Jones. After they arrived, I found a stash of Jones bones I had picked up at the BlogPaws conference earlier this year. It was a goldmine and I knew it! So I put them all together in the Jones box and began to sketch out my blog post.
My plan was to record a video of me opening the box filled with shank bones, knuckles bones and steer sticks. It was going to be epic: professional lighting, opening credits, slo-mo licking and gnawing, with wide smiles all around. I even had background music picked out: Me & Mrs. Jones.
Go ahead. Laugh and groan at the same time. You know you want to.
Unfortunately, I didn’t remember to hide the box in the office, so it sat there on a dining room side table for a few weeks. Until yesterday.
Last night, the deaf dogs at Dog & His Boy derailed my video product review project. Instead of a box carefully filled with Jones bones, I came home to this mess scattered throughout the house.
Sure, I still could have shot a video, one consisting of me walking around an unkept house, hurling descriptive expletives with each piece of wrapper, shredded cardboard and yummy bone that I found.
I could have but I didn’t because, well, let’s just say that the video wouldn’t have shown Jones in a positive light.
The upside here is that I have candid proof that the deaf dogs of Dog & His Boy love Jones Natural Chews!
And you know what? So do I, but probably for different reasons than Edison and Co. One thing I love about Jones Natural Chews is the company’s focus on educating customers about bone safety.
Did you know that:
- You should always supervise during bone time! As tough as bones are, never allow your dog to play or chew on them if you can’t keep a watchful eye. This means no bones at night or when you’re not home, say when you’re working to pay for a big box o’ Jones bones.
- All bones can splinter! This is true of both raw and cooked bones. Though raw bones are less likely to splinter, they also are more likely to contain harmful bacteria. Please consider the risks of raw vs cooked when making a choice for your dogs. To help make your decision easier, Jones slow cooks their bones, paying extra attention to moisture content, to reduce splintering.
- Consider the size of your dog! There are different types of bones that are more appropriate for the size of your dog. Before you give your dog a bone to chew on, make sure it is the right size and type.
- Know your dog! Each dog chews differently. If you have a voracious chewer, no matter his size, you need to select a tougher bone.
- Beef vs. Lamb vs. Pork! Both lamb and pork bones are softer than beef bones. You should always consider the size of your dog and his chewing style, but this is especially important when offering pork or lamb bones. Jones recommends that you limit these soft bones to small or toys breed dogs. Personally, I would stick to beef bones.
- Puppies: Oh, puppyhood. Those glorious, sweet, hair-pulling, nerve wracking months (or years, in the case of my deaf dog Foster)! Puppies definitely need chew toys and a Jones bone is a perfect distraction from your husband’s shoes, the ones that you borrowed without asking, the ones that fit you perfectly, the ones that you you left in the middle of the kitchen floor next to your dirty underwear. True story, by the way! One day, I’ll share it with you.
As much as I like their educational efforts, there other some other reasons I love Jones.
- All their products are grown and processed here in the USA.
- They have tons of choices: shank bones, knuckles bones, steer sticks, Lambly Links, the list goes on. Check out all their products here in their brochure.
- They only sell their products through local stores. This means that when you buy a Jones bone, you are supporting your local economy and small business owners.
- Their staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. If you’re not sure which bone to buy, reach out to them. They will help you make the perfect choice.
Edison & Co., however, have very different yet equally valid reasons for loving the treats and bones from Jones.
- They taste delicious!
- Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom
- The weird man with the camera leaves them lying around in boxes. That means we get to rip the cardboard to shreds as our mouths water in anticipation of the beefy deliciousness.
- The plastic packaging is delicious too!
- These bones are tough and last for weeks. #winning
- Wait. Is that a bone fragment or a broken canine? Who cares! Nom Nom Nom…
With four large bully breed dogs at home, I need tough, durable chews and toys like the shank bones and knuckle bones from Jones Natural Chews. As a veterinary technician who integrates a natural diet, organic herbal supplements and holistic approaches to wellness through herbal therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture and T-touch, I like that all the products are all-natural and processed with a special focus on producing a safe chew through a quality controlled manufacturing process. I knew that my boys would love them, but what I discovered is that I do too.
Be sure to check out the Jones Natural Chews official blog written by the hilarious Flea! Yes, the her name is Flea. LOVE! The blog is funny, full of information about choosing bones and treats and is a great way to connect with Jones!
What are your dog’s favorite bone or durable chew treat or toy? Do you offer raw or cooked bones? Please share your thoughts with me and Jones Natural Chews in a comment below!