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Loving Pets All Natural Gourmet Meat Sticks

Loving Pets Gourmet Meat Sticks are made with pure meat without any chemical additives, fillers or by-products… just a little all natural sweet potato added for softness.  All of their gourmet treats contain glucosamine & chondroitin to help keep your dog’s joints happy and healthy

They offer meat strips, meat sticks , meat wraps, biscuit wraps ,Vitahide brand Joint Formula & Heart Formula and their Vegitopia treats, that come in fruit and veggie flavours such as apple, banana , carrot, sweet potato and include Vitamin C , antioxidants, trace nutrients such as potassium

I sampled the Duck Flavoured meat sticks flavoured with sweet potato. My carnivore- potato loving senior pooch enjoyed them. He seemed to find the texture very chewy or he  just flavourful, based on how fast he chomped down on them.  It is a softer chew, and made of duck fillet meat.

About Loving Pets focuses on its own brand of high quality, all natural pet treats.  Their website mission statement “Loving Pets Corporation continues to focus its efforts on healthier, all natural pet treat options incorporating vitamins and supplements that are beneficial to the growing number of health-conscience pet owners.”

Find a local store carrying Loving Pets http://www.lovingpetsproducts.com/store-locator

Spotlight- Liquid Glucosamine For Animals

In reviewing options to treat my aging Rottweiler I now administer a daily liquid glucosamine supplement. In researching, I came across two liquid supplements that address arthritic and joint care needs that are very similar in composition- ArthriMAXX and JointMAX .  I opted for Joint MAX Liquid but have used ArthriMAXX Soft Chews in the past. Price points and taste factor for my pet were my deciding factors

 Pet Health Solutions, the makers of Joint MAX® Liquid incorporates Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Vitamin C in liquid form. It contains Aloe Vera, MSM and Manganese for added joint support. Joint MAX Liquid is an excellent option for pets suffering from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other conditions affecting the joints.

Also comes in a Triple Strength Chew.  Joint MAX  produces a liquid version For Cats, Joint MAX® Sprinkle Caps for Cat as well as a horse version, Joint MAX®TS EQ.

  • Can be given alone or along with other meds like Rimadyl, Deramaxx .
  • Contains Chondroitin, Glucosamine, Manganese and Zinc.

For information on JointMAX visit their website: http://www.jointmax.com/faq.html

Animal Nutritional Products is the maker of ArthriMAXX for dogs & cats.  Their liquid formula is easy to use; just measure and pour over your pets food.
The liquid formula ensures both higher absorption and easier assimilation for full potency. Indications for
• Musculoskeletal disorders
• Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia
• Stifle disorders
• Osteoarthritis
• Post-op orthopedic surgery
• Lameness
• Breed related musculoskeletal    disorders

They also produce a soft chew version. For information on ArthriMAXXs products visit their website: http://www.arthrimaxx.com/products.html , http://www.arthrimaxx.com/content/Dog_Brochure.pdf

Dogswell Happy Hips Treat Review

Thors Review:  Dogswell Happy Hips Biscuits

Dogswell Happy Hips line of dog treats come in a variety of flavors such as Chicken, Beef, Lamb & Rice, Sweet Potatoes and Bacon & White Cheddar which I supplied to my test subject- Thor , a 105 lb Rottweiler with aging hip issues and arthritis onset. The biscuit line touts “Helps Maintain Healthy Hips & Joints with Glucosamine & Chondroitin”.

I try to include healthy natural dog food and treats, in addition to natural supplements, in Thors diet to ease his aches and pains.  These treats were well received.  I like that the biscuits add to his daily Glucosamine & Chondroitin supplement intake  and are made  from all natural ingredients that nutritonally make sense. DOGSWELL® products are made from natural meat and poultry with absolutely no added hormones, processed gluten, and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

The only comment I will make on Thors behalf-  “what about a bigger biscuit?” I top off his meals with one-two of these tiny tasty biscuits at each meal time and he like s finding the added treat in his bowl.  For large breeds a larger biscuit version would be a nice option.

Key Ingredients= Chicken – cage-free chickens raised without added growth hormones or  steroids. Bacon– They use real bacon, not synthetic bacon flavor. White Cheddar– Bacon and White Cheddar biscuits contain real white cheddar, not artificial cheese flavoring. Oats – healthy whole grains that supply B-complex vitamins, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Glucosamine & Chondroitin – Natural sources of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate help maintain joint mobility.

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Dogswell Happy Hips Functional Dog Treats Happy Hips Chicken 32 oz