Last week we shared a natural flea and tick spray with you.
At the time we were contacted by Pet Naturals of Vermont we were offered the opportunity to to do a Flea and Tick review as well as a Hip and Joint supplement. I don’t typically do a lot of reviews on this blog, and I admit I was slightly concerned with the timing because both posts needed to be up by the 13th, but honestly I just couldn’t choose between the two! I love their Flea and Tick spray and I’ve been talking to my vet and she REALLY wants Sampson to be on a Glucosamine/MSM supplement, so I said yes to both.
We were sent Hip+ Joint for Dogs, medium and large version.
I don’t start my dogs on anything that I haven’t run past my vet, so at Delilah’s wellness exam I said to my vet, “I want you to tell me what you think of this.” I pulled the bag out of my purse and she almost ripped it out of my hands.
“My cat LOVES these,” she exclaimed. “There are lots of great things in here and from what I’ve heard it’s a very good company. Go ahead and start him on them.”
So we did.
According to the package there are 45 supplements in the bag and a dog Sampson’s size needs between 4 and 6 per day, this means I have a 10 day supply. Considering Delilah is also a “Senior Dog” I’d like to start her on something as well. I reached out to my contact and questioned her about this because at that rate, I’d be using three packages a month, per dog, if kept on the low dose. After a quick calculation on her part, she said for both my dogs it would cost me $150 a month, which is definitely not cost effective. She did tell me there is an XL version of this supplement which I’ll definitely be looking into.
According to my contact the cost is about $25 per bag, but I did find them on Chewy.com for $15.99,
I love that they are soft and chewy and they must be pretty tasty because the dogs love them. Because of their softness, I can break them up into threes and use them when we are walking for my positive reinforcement instead of filling the dogs full of calories they don’t need.
For the purposes of this review, I have only been giving them to Sampson, to make sure the bag lasts the full ten days. Although I did let Delilah try one when I first opened the bag.
After about a week on these supplements I can say that something is working with Sampson. Hubby and I both think he is walking better and I can tell he is happier. He is becoming more and more like his old pre-injury self. He has more energy on our walks too. In fact, it’s becoming difficult to keep him walking slowly.
I won’t say with certainty it is the supplements, because we have done and continue to do many things (more on some of that on Friday) to help Sampson heal. In general though, I am very pleased with these supplements.Full disclosure: I was sent a free sample of Pet Naturals Hip+Joint for Dogs in exchange for my honest opinion. If I liked the product I would receive a year’s supply in exchange for sharing it. While I have been compensated with product for this post, Heart Like a Dog only shares products and services we feel are of value to our readers and would never promote something we didn’t use ourselves.