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).

 

Grandma Lucy’s Macana

20170217_150935.jpg Grandma Lucy’s Macana is made in the USA by pet owners would love to give their furry friends  nutritious home cooked meals. The family-owned and operated company was created with the goal to take worrying about pet nutrition off the plate of their owners, so they offer a line of tasty and nutritious freeze-dried recipes that give pets nutrients plus flavor. (Their belief is that if they wouldn’t eat it, then neither should your pet. …. I admit that when I received this food, took a sniff and look, I wasn’t sure if I should feed it to the human portion of our family or the furkids.)

Ultimately, we tried all of them with Saphera, since the line is advertised for Woofies. (Purrseidon  insisted on trying them all too, though I don’t think either of the munchkins did, despite the fact that salmon in Master Munchkin’s favorite entree…. Nutritionally, I couldn’t see that the food would be bad for a kitty.) I can not say which Saphera preferred because she instantly gobbled everything. Purr purrfered the starters because they are fun balls and she likes to play with her food, then eat. To use Grandma Lucy’s Macana, you add water too and let sit for a few minutes…(this is best done on the counter with armed guards as mine would happily eat it dry and are impatient.)

We assumed we would just get a bag of freeze-dry food,  and the salmon came with the 20170217_145702cats meds, which we were also testing.  Then, a second box arrive with all sorts of samples of Grandma Lucy’s Macana products + a cute little red lei, which Purrseidon claimed. The food is perfect for on-the-go and when they feel cruddy.

We received a sample pack and a big bag of Freeze-dry beef, so gave Cricket, a good friend’s dog, who had just had jaw surgery the small sample of the beef.  I am pleased to report that Cricket had no problem eating it after her surgery (she is a picky table-scrap-dog whose mom was not sure what to feed her.) Unfortunately, I didn’t think to get photos.

We will buy more Grandma Lucy’s Macana because the furbabies like the favors and the food fits Saphera’s dietary requirements.

We love the coconut dog treats – they are like giant teddy graham’s. These foods definitely made the furbabies feel like they were in vacation somewhere tropical, even though they were in there own back yard. 20170217_145830

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 and Purrseidon only shares products and information they believe are of interest to our readers.

Chewy boxes are the BEST! (both the actual box & contents) They’ve 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.
Halo treats were the perfect solution.  p1200620
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).

Benebone

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Saphera loves her Benebone wishbone. We had not bought her plastic types of toys in years since she never touched them. (Actually the Benebone is better than the stuffed squeaky toys, which she pulls the squeaker out of as soon as she gets them.) However, she has been carrying around her Benebone and chewing on for days and it still looks new. This bone is amazingly durable and seems to give her a lot of chewing distraction, which is very good for her diet, since she isn’t pretending to be starving. She received a peanut butter flavored Benebone, but they are also available in bacon or rotisserie chicken flavors. Benebones are made in the USA and are regularly $16.99, but at the moment, they are on sale (32% off for the Peanut Butter Flavor – $11.59)

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Disclaimer: As members of Chewy‘s Blogger Outreach Program, we received product for free in exchange for a 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).

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Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Rolls

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Saphera loved Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Rolls. It Is thick and nicely gelled, kinda like a chewy dog treat. It smelled good, too. She licked every inch of her plate and probably wished she had been given the entire roll. IF we’d been using this as a meal, she theoretically could haven eaten a roll, however, she is on a diet and we were using portions of  Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Rolls as snacks, so she only got enough for a 10 pound dog.p1200303

We allowed Saphera to test Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Rolls because they are suitable for her diet; their recipes are grain-free, and can be used as either a meal or a treat, the rolls are appropriate for adult dogs and have no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, do not include corn, wheat, soy or chicken/poultry by-product meals. On its own, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Rolls are a fully balanced meal and are made in the USA. These rolls come in 2 sizes: 1 pound and 2.25 pounds. There are also four flavors: chicken, beef, duck and salmon. Saphera tested chicken.

p1200318Purrseidon, who’d been having a fine time rolling in the dirt, was disappointed when she p1200326checked the spotless plate.

The only issue I had was that the roll does not reseal, so the portion I didn’t serve needed to stored in tupperware.

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 has 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). Check out other Chewy product reviews by clicking here