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Why Choose Jones Natural Chews?

One of my questions, going into this whole dog treat blogging thing, was, “What makes Jones Natural Chews special? Different? Why would anyone choose their product over the gazillion others on the market?” Evidently this is a question JNC fields frequently. Let me tell you a story. A story about a woman and her dog.

My friend, Liz, has a gorgeous red Australian shepherd named Bella. Hi Bella!

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Bella, the Australian beauty

A few months ago there was a big scare concerning dog treats and where they were manufactured, right? I mean, who thinks to look at the label on dog treats? Liz didn’t, until news came out that dogs were getting sick and dying in the hundreds. Their Bella is part of the family, and you just don’t give tainted food to family. Unless, you know, it’s your mother-in-law.

I kid. I kid. Really.

And LOOK at how much Bella loves a good treat!

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Good Bella! Treat for you!

So Liz stopped buying treats for Bella altogether.

I mean, sure, her three kids would still drop food on the floor and Bella would be there to clean it up. But that’s not the same as a nummy dog treat, right?

So I asked Suzy, at Jones Natural Chews, what sets them apart from the dog chew big guys. Number one on their list (and there’s more than one answer) is that every single ingredient in the chews they produce is made in the USA. Nearly all of it from local sources. And look how happy they make Bella:

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JNC jerky is worth jumping for!

Here’s what Suzy had to say – in fact, there are even more questions in our frequently asked questions:

All Jones Natural Chews products are grown and made in the USA. The entire manufacturing procedure from start to finish is on American soil. It is a great honor to have the American Flag on all of our products.

Regarding specific ingredients:

The casings we use are the same type of casing used in human consumption sausages, a natural collagen casing. They are safe for all dogs.

Glycerin is a by-product from vegetable oils and corn. The viscosity of glycerin gives it an antibacterial property. There are natural and synthetic types of glycerin, but Jones only uses the natural glycerin.

All Jones products are purchased from USDA inspected meat plants within the US. The plants are not certified organic or free-range; however several of our sources are from ranch areas and not feed lots.

So really, why on earth wouldn’t you want Jones Natural Chews treats for your dog? I know that Liz will be looking for them in the near future (when Bella has exhausted the supply I brought her), probably starting at her local Atwoods. If you have questions, though, just leave me a comment. I may not know the answer, but I know several someones who do and I’ll get back to you promptly.

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Rocky, the Jones Natural Chews mascot

Until I write again …

Flea

11 thoughts on “Why Choose Jones Natural Chews?

  1. I have a pit bull mix and its HARD to find him all natural treats that will last. He gets a JNC slammer bone every night OR he’s upset! haha These are the most fabulous bones in the world! Thank you so much for putting out a good and quality product!

  2. It is important to know you can trust a product.
    There seemed to be a lot of confusion about the products from elsewhere that were causing problems.

    • That’s why I love JNC treats. Having toured the factory helps, too. You would have gone nuts, Clowie. The smells … meat, meat, meat!

  3. My sweet Toby has to be on a RX dog food…..something about not being able to metabolize the calcium in the regular dog food. I’m not sure I understand all of the details, but somehow the condition causes him to pee on my curtains. Consequently, he has had to give up all dog treats, as well. Toby is very bummed about this development. Do you know of any dog treats that would work for pups with urinary problems?

    • Julie, I’ve sent your comment back to the Joneses. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear. Am assuming you’ve researched the treat issue, but I’ll do some of that as well. Poor Toby! Poor Julie!

    • Julie, I started the search and was immediately reminded of my mother’s little shih tzu, Honey. Honey was a rescue dog who peed everywhere, all the time. She spent quite a bit of time with the vet initially. What it boiled down to was that there were crystals in her urine, which formed a rather large stone, or crystal. Bladder infection as a result. Honey’s pH levels were WAY off. The stone was removed, the infection gone, but my mom got a kit to monitor the pH levels of her urine, and now she makes Honey’s kibble from scratch. Outside of that, she’s been giving Honey JNC treats.

      Here’s a site which may be of more help.

      All that said, I’m not a veterinarian. And I’m still waiting to hear back from Laura and Suzy. But definitely go with whatever your vet says, and maybe print out the info from the site link and take it in if they don’t seem to be giving you enough information.

      • Laura and Suzy just weighed in, after speaking with everyone they know who might know, and say to speak with your veterinarian. Without knowing specifically what is wrong, it’s difficult to say what is best to feed your sweet Toby. I hope this all resolves for you quickly, Julie!

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