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You know the old saying "give a dog a bone?"
The time-honored tradition of the dog chewing on a bone at his master's feet hasn't gone away, though it's more of a treat than the main meal. Stripping a bone is actually good for a dog's teeth, and it's a great way to keep a dog busy.
But rawhide is not the best thing for many dogs, and ESPECIALLY beagles. You have to worry about what kind of bone you give as well.
That's why I like Jones Natural Chews, and they are up first in our Lulu's Favorite things campaign.
It's not just Flea, JNC's quirky blogger that makes Jones great. Or her penchant for bringing chicks to conferences.
Jones got its start as a family of butchers in the 1850s. But once Jones started offering to butcher and smoke the best cuts of meats for local farms in the 1970s, Jones also became a place to get great dog chews. After all, there's lots of bones and animal parts that would be thrown away otherwise.
In 1988, some of the Jones kids got together and started expanding on those dog chews. Today, Jones chews are USDA inspected, made in America and still family owned.
So what kind of animal parts are we talking about?
Here's some of our favorites:
Did you know? Many companies coat pig ears with a preservative. Sometimes it's glycerin. But that preservative can be a problem for beagles. I've even had some beagle people tell me it can cause seizures.
So when Lulu had what I assumed was a seizure last year, I looked into this. Jones uses no preservatives. They coat the ears with fat when they bake them. That's it. Lulu's been eating them for months, and no problems!
We also like these rib bones! But my favorites come with a special treat -- a piece of pig skin wrapped around. It's called a rib roller. Lulu has a stash of the bones under the recliner (kid you not). Every once in a while I hear her digging -- she's pulling a bone out to chew. She'll take a while to actually strip it and chew it, but she loves it when she does.
Then there are the TaffySnapz! It's like candy for dogs. It comes in all kinds of flavors. These sausage sticks are beef, rye flour and salt. That's it!
They've got other great treats too -- filled bones, lamb lungs, windees -- trachea, which Mom's dog Cappy loves.
How do you get Jones Natural Chews?
They are available in pet stores, on Amazon and on Jones' -affiliated treat shop website.
There's a store locator on their website.
BUT -- you can win some Jones Natural Chews right now!
We are giving away a 20-piece Variety pack:
- Beef Hooves
- Beef Rib Bone pieces
- Pork Skin Roll pieces
- Pig Ear slices
- Beef Bully Stick pieces
- Steer Stick pieces
To enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter. The giveaway ends May 1, so hurry.
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The fine print:
This post is sponsored by Jones Natural Chews. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Jones Natural Chews, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. JNC is not responsible for the content of this article.