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).

Nulo Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Adult Lamb & Potato

20170418_125209 Sahara loved Nulo Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Adult Lamb & Potato.   The 12.5 ounce cans were so jam packed that we had to use a butter knife to get it all out and it nearly filled a normal sized plate. Though you can’t see that in the photos with Saphera, since you-know-who nearly inhaled it.

Fortunately, we took a photo of it  (see below) of it on the plate before giving it to her!20170418_125223

Mr. M checked out what she was eating, which made her gulp faster. (Don’t want to share with the cat, you know….  Purrseidon was taking a nap when we opened the can and by the time she realized there was a taste-test going on, Sahara had cleaned her plate AND the floor. Nope, not even a taste for either of the cats.)20170410_111224

Lamb & Potato seemed appropriate for Easter. Saphera normally eats (loves) sweet potatoes, but we rarely give her regular potatoes and she had never had lamb. But, as I said, she virtually inhaled the food. Nulo Limited Ingredient Diet Grain-Free Adult Lamb & Potato is fine for all breeds/sizes of dogs and has no grains (corn, wheat, soy), no artificial colors and no preservatives, so it was perfect for Saphera’s diet. AND it is made in the USA, so we didn’t need to worry about pollutants from other countries. 20170418_125138

The 5 key ingredients are: lamb, potatoes, sunflower oil, guar gum and carrageenan. Don’t know about you, but I didn’t have a clue what those last two were. SO, I googled them. Guar gum “is a fiber from the seed of the guar plant. Guar gum is used as a laxative. It is also used for treating diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity, and diabetes; for reducing cholesterol; and for preventing atherosclerosis.” Carrageenan “is extracted from red edible seaweeds. They are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties.” (Dare I suspect this is why a butter knife was needed to get it out of the can?)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 believe 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).

 

Victor Super Premium Dog Food

 Saphera loved Victor Super Premium Dog Food. Purrseidon helped take photos, since that is the only aspect of this review she was allowed to participate in. “She was not happy, since she thinking she should be allowed to test all reviewed items…. (Mr. M says the box was up to Chewy’s primo standards.)20170313_202924
Getting back to Victor Super Premium Dog Food – we read the product description: “Grain-Free Beef & Vegetables in Gravy Canned Dog Food brings a delicious dose of flavor to your dog’s mealtime. This tasty, natural dog food has added vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients to keep your four-legged friend in peak health, with absolutely no grains…. Ingredients like egg, carrots and flaxseed contribute to overall health, boosting everything from eye health and muscle health to skin and coat health, plus so much more.” As many of you know, Saphera has been on a diet since last Spring (yes, nearly a year), when we realized that the only slim things about her were her legs and face…. In other words, after she shed her winter coat, she was still way too round. SO, Saphera was put on a diet – the vet suggested giving her a lot of veggies. Since she actually likes veggies, this wasn’t a major problem, but the reduced quantity was not something she appreciated… apparently, between meals, treats, table scraps and kids (not to mention Purrseidon) giving her tastes, she had been consuming about twice as much as a dog her size needs… and  for months, we thought it was fur…
Victor Super Premium Dog Food has a few veggies in it but not as many as I’d hoped. I 20170313_203040prefer more veggies but that is a matter of personal preference. It came out of the can pretty easily and smelled like people food. I would have preferred something made in the USA, but the vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients are good. And they obviously taste good, too… Purrseidon tried to sneak a bite but Saphera kept moving the bowl away. (As I previously mentioned, Purr was not happy, as she thought it was another review for her or that her sister would share.) 20170313_203114Unfortunately, since the diet began, Saphera does not share much. In fact, she licked her bowl completely clean so Puurrseidon did not even get a taste. 20170313_202944
Victor Super Premium Dog Food is healthy, which we love and nonfatten which we need. (Since she loved them so much we are making them a special meal, so I put some cans aside for picnics and puppy sitters.)

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).

 

Halo Vegetarian Healthsome Treats

p1200636Saphera loves Halo Vegetarian Healthsome Treats and while peanut butter is not exactly on her diet’s approved snack list, it is a favorite food. We figured a few small treats, like these, won’t hurt especially since they have pumpkin in them which is on her list and another of her favorite foods. These treats contain peas, tomatoers, sweet potatoes, apples, broccoli, and cranberries which are all foods she can have on her diet. And they do not contain  grain or gluten. While Saphera loves  fruits and veggies she also misses the less healthy treats, which the munchkins and Purrseidon would sneak to her.
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Halo Vegetarian Healthsome Treats , which are made in the USA, have no empty calories, corn, fillers, flavors, colors or sugars and the treats being crunchy help keep her teeth clean. Prior to testing Halo treats, we purchased  numerous store brands and Saphera would not eat them. Thankfully the neighbors dogs are not as picky. I suspect a lot of that is due to her liking “real food” and Halo treats are made from real food and to her are just as good as the table scraps the munchkins would share.

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 believe are of interest to readers.p1200624

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).

Wellness Variety Pack Canned Dog Food

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Due to the fact that Saphera is still on a strict diet, we chose to review Wellness Variety Pack Canned Dog Food, which went well with her diet. Chewy.com sent us 18 @ 12.5 ounce cans of Wellness Variety Pack Canned Dog Food ( 6 each of Chickent & Sweet Potato; Turkey & Sweet Potato; and Duck & Sweet Potato) in return for an honest review. I like how they all have sweet potatoes in them since it is a fall-type-food and Saphera loves sweet potatoes, which are very healthy.  p1190511

Saphera loved Wellness Variety Pack Canned Dog Food, and Purrseidon was quite peeved that she wouldn’t share. She choose Chicken and sweet potatoes for her first taste-test and went back half a dozen times after cleaning her bowl to re-lick it, then walked by me smiling and wagging her whole back half.. I interpret that as a definite four paws up.

Wellness Variety Pack Canned Dog Food optimizes your dog’s nutritional needs and it’s made in the USA, so you know there has been good quality-control. Wellness recipes contain all-natural, protein-rich products, which support whole-body health and balanced nutrition. They do not contain corn, wheat or soy and are healthy for all ages.

Saphera is a Chewy Influencer and received no compensation for this post. She is helping spread the word about Chewy.com products and services but we only share information we feel is relevant to other pet-parents.

Chewy.com was founded by people who are passionate about pets. They make the process of finding food, treats and other pet supplies easy – and they deliver it right to your door. When I order from Chewy.com, I always find what I need. Chewy.com has warehouses located all over the country so products are delivered to your cat or dog quickly and efficiently. There is a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products so if for some reason you are not satisfied, just call one of the Chewy.com 24/7 customer care specialists and they pay to ship the item back. Chewy.com also auto-ships pet food and supplies you need on a regular basis and for a slightly reduced price.

Disclaimer: Saphera is a Spokespet for Chewy.com. Each month she receives a new product in return for an honest review. I am a petparent, not a veterinarian or pet specialist. This post is based on my petspersonal experience.

Wellness Variety Pack Canned Dog Food comes in a case of 18 @ 12.5 ounce cans and is currently $46.95 (regular price 66.99) – that’s a 30% savings! Plus, you get FREE 1-2 Day Shipping on all orders over $49.

This post is part of Sugar and Ozs chewy influencer blog hop. Thank you to both of them for hosting it. chewybloghop_badgeorig-300x300

Purina Pro Plan Dog Food

13689361_10206713232165450_1854439516_nSaphera loved Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food  which is made in the USA and so did Purrseidon. In fact, they both loved the crunchy kibble so much we used it as treats because Saphera is on a diet and we are limiting other forms of treats. Mr. M gave it a sniff, but wasn’t interested in participating in the taste test. (Bizarre, since he is the one who normally loves chicken… He is turning into a grumpy old tom.)13689558_10206713231845442_1813457966_n

The only thing I did not like was the packaging. The bag does not have a zip seal and being plastic it would not reroll. It required scissors to get open. Having a storage container for this food would be advised.

Saphera gets so excited when fed she turns into a blur, which is why you are seeing cats in a  dog food review. Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food doesn’t have any artificial preservatives and chicken is listed 13695185_10206713229045372_1922541213_n (1)as its first ingredient. It is an excellent source of vitamin A for healthy coats and skin as well as prebiotic fiber for an added boost to the digestive system, which is something we were very interested in, since we want Saphera to have a healthy diet, as she slims and this protein-to-fat ratio should help her body keep fit. Four paws up from both Saphera and Purrseidon and one thumb up for me, due to the uncooperative bag.

Chewy.com stocks Purina’s Pro Plan in many flavors to include supplements and canned food. Best of all, if you order more than $49 worth, they will give you free shipping and deliver the chow to your door in 1-2 days! I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of wrestling a big bag of kibble into the buggy, then from the buggy to the car, then car to house…

I plan to see if Purina makes a similar cat food, as I am searching for a dry one the cats purrfer and I also want to make sure the nutritional balance is good for cats.

Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy Blogger Outreach Program, we received this product for free in exchange for our fair and honest review. Chewy is not responsible for the contents of this post.

Saphera and I only share products and information that we believe is of interest to our readers.

For more reviews, please click to visit this blog hop.

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Nulo Freestyle Dry Dog Food

We decided to have Saphera review food vs treats because she is currently on a diet … ehem, you can see that she’s chubby, but you can’t see that it’s hot out and the hotter it is, the more she wants to lounge around and eat… We had her try Nulo Freestyle Dry Dog Food because it is a grain-free formula for adult dogs with 80% animal-based P1190103proteins… and it’s made in the USA. Other positive factors were that amino acids support lean muscles mass and a healthy heart, so the food provides energy to stay active … at least that’s the theory, but I haven’t seen our resident couch potato doing any jogging. However, she gulps this down so fast that it’s a mega challenge to get a photo without the blur of motion.

Saphera LOVES salmon, so she tested – and loved – the salmon/pea flavor. The omega 3’s in this one should nourish her skin and coat.

Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy 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 and I only share products and information that we believe is of interest to our readers.

For more reviews, please click to visit this blog hop.

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