Beef Tendons 101
Left to right: Tendon Stick, Thin Tendon, Standard Tendon, Turbo Tendon, Jumbo Tendon, and King Tendon on the top

We have them all: Long, Short, Thick, Thin, Meaty, Extra Meaty, Turbo, King, Braided, Flat, Stick …you name it. Our Beef Tendons line is BIG; our customers love them, and our tendons always fly off the shelves….We can’t produce enough!

Why do we love these treats?

Beef Tendons are a highly versatile natural treat. They are tasty, crunchy, medium to long-lasting, flavorful, rich in valuable proteins, and naturally low in fat; they are very nutritious and loaded with health benefits. These Beef Tendons provide elasticity and hydration to a dog's skin and fur. They are a great source of collagen, glucosamine, and chondroitin, which helps keep their joints strong and flexible and support bones.
The beef taste of tendon chews is a hit with most chewers, including pickier dogs. Beef Tendons are a Super Treat that benefits our furry friends' nose-to-tail health.

Our Beef Tendons are super adaptable to small dogs, big dogs, and heavy chewers. Some of these products, like the Turbo Tendon, the Jumbo Tendon, or the King Tendons, allow our customers to maintain Customer Retention by having items their competitors can’t easily access. At Zenta Pets, we put a lot of effort into customer retention by generating uniqueness that gives our customers an edge over their competitors in the market.


How do we make them?

Tendons are pieces of connective tissue that hold muscle to bone. The size of these tendons depends not only on the specific function they perform but also on the age and size of the animals, and this is also related to the origin region of the raw material that will be used.

To maintain the freshness characteristic of all Zenta Pets treats, we ensure that very little to no time passes between production stages. The Beef Tendons production flow starts when we receive the raw material at our manufacturing facilities. After proper quality control, the product is placed in water containers with controlled temperatures that will allow us to maintain cold chain temperatures before and during the trimming process.

The trimming stage is a key element when making these high-quality tendons, and “how much” material we take off the tendons and how qualified our specialists are during this stage will directly affect the final product's quality. There are several factors to consider during this process, as making dehydrated animal parts is a very “artisanal process,” and 100% of our treats are handcrafted, one by one, by our exceedingly skilled employees. Cheers to them! We are very proud.

The dehydration process can be organized and planned after being trimmed and sorted according to length and thickness. These amazing treats will last up to 3 days in the oven, starting at very low temperatures to ensure uniformity and good dehydration quality. For the smoky flavors, we add a bit of natural hickory wood to our ovens during the final stage of dehydration.

After the dehydration stage, the tendons will be placed for half a day in a cool temp room. The process follows with hand inspection, bagging, and boxing under the regulations of the FDA, USDA, and local sanitary authorities.

We hope you like this article. We aim to share and educate our customers one treat at a time.
You can find all the links to our Beef Tendons below. Feel free to email or call us anytime to learn more about Zenta Pets products and why we are a great choice when buying dog treats.

Tendon Stick, Thin Tendon, Standard Tendon, Turbo Tendon, Jumbo Tendon, King Tendon, Backstrap Flat, Backstrap Stick, Braided Backstrap.