New manufacturing process for beef hooves adds flavor, health benefits for dogs

New manufacturing process for beef hooves adds flavor, health benefits for dogs

If you’ve ever given your dog our Jones Natural Chews beef hooves, then you know how much pups savor these long-lasting treats. You probably also know that beef hooves have a distinctive smell that can be overwhelming.

Our beef hooves are USA natural beef toenails that have been thoroughly cleaned and baked to perfection. They’re also one of our most popular chews because hooves give dogs of all sizes hours of gnawing time, are high in protein and low in fat content and they’re made with no artificial ingredients.

To make the Jones Natural Chews beef hooves even tastier and healthier for your dog, we recently added a step in our manufacturing process with the addition of liquid smoke flavoring.

Liquid smoke flavoring is a hardwood smoke that is condensed into liquid and used for natural flavoring and coloring; It is the tried and true method used with all of the Jones Natural Chews bone products for added flavor and a more appealing color.

In addition to better flavor and color, liquid smoke also provides added health benefits for your dog. Liquid smoke has natural antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. The antimicrobial properties inhibit the growth of certain bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria. Antioxidants are important to help prevent inflammation and skin problems, and to improve overall health.

Finally, here is where pet parents really rejoice! The liquid smoke process also improves the scent of the hooves for a more pleasant experience when opening the package and serving the treats to your pup.

When feeding your dog beef hooves, keep these tips in mind:

  • A hoof is a toenail (hardened cartilage), not a bone.
  • Because a hoof is hardened cartilage, it softens when it’s wet. The more your dog chews on it, the softer it will become.
  • Hooves aren’t large treats so continue to monitor your dog’s chewing habits.
  • Most hooves are empty when packaged so you can fill them up with peanut butter, pumpkin or your dog’s favorite flavor. If you’re looking for stuffed treats, Jones Natural Chews carries stuffed hooves.

As with all Jones Natural Chews products, our beef hooves are all natural, and 100% grown and made in the USA – so you can trust that you are giving your dog the absolute best. Use our store locator to find a retailer near you that sells beef hooves and other Jones Natural Chews products.

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