Nutramax Cosequin Plus MSM

20170511_180913Saphera loved Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement. They are about the size and shape of rolos (see below). There were 60 in the bag, and while they are similar to the other treats that help with joints, I will probably by them again.

20170511_181235We chose to test these because Saphera has been moving with difficulty and we know that Cosequin plays an important role in maintaining joint function, which is crucial to mobility.  She has been displaying several of the warning signs for joint breakdowm:

  • Lower activity level
  • Difficulty sitting or standing
  • Stiff or uncomfortable when moving
  • Trouble getting up or down stairs
  • Decreased interest in interacting with toys, other animals or even you

Plus, Cosequin protects existing cartilage from breakdown and Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement is made in the USA…. We believe this ensures better quality, plus we liked the key benefits, which Nutramax listed:20170511_181102

Key Benefits

  • Cosequin maximum strength with MSM contains glucosamine and chondroitin for mobility, cartilage and joint support, as well as omega-3’s for a healthy skin and coat
  • Supports cartilage production and protects existing cartilage from breakdown
  • Use Cosequin to help your pet be healthy to climb stairs, rise, and jump
  • #1 veterinarian brand for joint support
  • Moist and tasty soft chews that your pup will love
Disclaimer: As members of Chewy‘s Blogger Outreach Program, we received product for free in exchange for our fair and honest review. Chewy is not responsible for the contents of this post. Saphera only shares products and information that she believes are of interest to readers. 

Chewy revamped their website so you can get supplies for your fur-babies and non-furry pets, too. Chewy always has great prices, and a wide selection of products, plus they provide speedy free shipping for orders of $49.00 or more. They also have reasonable shipping rates for smaller orders. You can set up an auto ship so you never run out of your pets favorites (you can skip, cancel or delay these, too – Chewy’s customer Service is tops).

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Coconut Oil for Dogs

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Is coconut oil good for dogs? Apparently it can be as good for our canine friends as it is for us bi-peds. According to this blog (and many others) Coconut Oil is excellent; to burn fat, it is an excellent source of saturated fats, can kill harmful microorganisms, reduces hunger, its fatty acids turn into ketones, which can reduce seizures, can improve cholesterol levels, moisturize skin, boost brain function AND help you lose harmful abdominal fat…. Shoot, forget giving this to Saphera, I’ll keep it!!!

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Comparative Dental Anatomy

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Pinterest never ceases to come up with very informative info-graphics …  Today, this compares the dental anatomy of cats and dogs…. Am I the only one that thinks it is highly interesting that feline fangs are called canines?

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