Here’s to Better Treats For Your Dog in 2014!

Here’s to Better Treats For Your Dog in 2014!

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions, set any goals? Do any of them include your dog? Is one of them to provide better treats for your dog in 2014?

A slightly worried Pug
Don’t forget the healthy treats in 2014!

Slim Doggy is kicking off the year right, over at Pets Move, with a Move Your Mutt-a-Thon, so if you’ve set goals about getting off the couch and exercising, pop over there and jump start your year by getting in motion and taking your dog with you! I’ve committed to walking my dogs three days a week.

Duck does the hokey pokey
No, I won’t be walking the duck. But Jimmy has the right idea. Put one foot in front of the other and get moving!

But! Many people start their new year with a diet. I’ve begun 2014 with the goal to become 90% vegan by the end of the year, long term. I don’t have anything against meat, but vegan works best for my body, for my health. Do you have a food goal for yourself? For your dog?

Abbott, a terrier mix. I think.
Treat? Walk? Can we do both?

I’m fortunate enough to work for one of the best dog treat companies in the country. Jones Natural Chews is a family run business that’s been in the meat industry for 150+ years. Their treats are mostly meat (I’ll be giving good meat to my dogs instead of myself this year). They’re 100% all natural and 100% grown and made in the USA. They’re even USA certified!

Made in the USA
Jones is proud to have this symbol on every item they sell.

Sure, that makes them good. But what makes them great is the attention to detail. I toured the new facility at Jones recently and was blown away by their commitment to cleanliness and safety, both for the employees and for the chews.

Ceramic Jones mascots
Random Jones mascots 😉 make for better treats for dogs, right?

But the treats themselves! That’s the amazing part. The treats are low to single ingredient treats. Lots of bones. All of them are baked or smoked to perfection. The multi-ingredient treats have, typically, three to eight ingredients, all recognizable. The tocopherals are the only ones I didn’t understand, and they’re an all-natural preservative.

JNC Pig Ears are nomilicious!
Jones Pig Ears are the perfect after meal treat for nearly any dog

This month of January we’ll be featuring the Other Ear and the Lambly Links from Jones, so stay tuned next Tuesday for a giveaway! The Other Ear is pork and a single ingredient chew, while the Lambly Links are a low ingredient lamb sausage. Both of them dogs go wild for. These are definitely better treats.

Jones dog candy
The Lambly Links are easy to snap to aid in training dogs

Let me know if you’re setting goals for the new year! I’ll be posting photos of the dogs and myself out for walks. I’ll try not to talk about my vegan meals. Probably two thirds of them will be green smoothies anyway, and nobody wants to see that. 😉

Happy New Year, everyone!

Until I write again …


18 thoughts on “Here’s to Better Treats For Your Dog in 2014!

  1. Hope you had a good New Year’s Day! I don’t think I could go vegan either. I had steak, shrimp and scallops yesterday. nommy nommy 🙂

  2. My food goal is to, well, go kafecarbinarian. That’s a diet whereby I subsist on coffee and carbs. Sounds healthy, right? Truthfully, I just want to cut back and eat stuff that doesn’t make me feel yucky. So I won’t be eating liver and brussel sprouts. Or lima beans. Just sayin’. As for my pets (shhh…I don’t have a dog, I have two cats), I will try to do something about Squeaks’ excruciatingly painful halitosis. The breath kinds balances out her utter adorableness. True story.
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  3. Good luck big sis Flea. I’m just remaining my adorable self while mommy tries to be more vegan. She’s been feeding me more fruit though. Yum!

  4. Thanks for stopping by! I was so excited to meet you, the dogs were excited to get treats and I didn’t take any pictures:( I sure hope you send some my way so I can post them on the blog! Hope you had a safe trip and thanks again for stopping by and bringing treats! The dogs loved them! You’re the best!
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  5. Yes, I’m planning to just make better lifestyle choices. I want to lose weight, but mostly I just want to feel better in my own skin. I’ve been battling bronchitis since November and have really gotten out of the habit of walking on a regular basis, which I want to get better about. We also have a few indoor training goals to work on, too. Next week, when it’s thirty below wind chill factor, I’ve given myself a pass, though.
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  6. I resolve to give my dogs better treats! One of my resolutions is to teach them more fun tricks. This means more treats. The Jones Natural Chews treats you gave us will do the trick in teaching my dogs new tricks! 🙂
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