Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Icy Tuesday

Does that look like snow out there?  Nope, it is frozen slush!!!  We have a freezing rain/slush/ice/wintrymix/sneet kind of day.  We are getting hit with everything BUT no SNOW!!!  Booooo!!!

We are bored, Mom.  We need something to perk up our day.

What's that?  We got another surprise package in the mail???

Yes, that is right.  Chewy.com sent us a box with two new products they have added to their website.  They didn't say we needed to do a review, but since these products seem like they would be very beneficial for you and a lot of your furry pals, let's tell our readers about them.

Natalie, our Influencer Outreach Specialist from Chewy.com told us that they have created a new line of hip and joint health soft chews and probiotic digestive health support supplements for dogs.  As the company continues to grow, they hope to add new products for cats too.  Let's check them out.

The first product was a box of 30 packets of Dr. Lyon's Probiotic Supplement.  We all know how important it is to keep the digestive system is good shape.  That's what this supplement will help to do.  It comes in an easy single-serve packet that you just sprinkle on your food.  It has a delicious chicken liver flavor for flavor and palatability.  The supplement delivers four live, active cultures that are naturally occurring to help maintain a dog's normal microflora.  It also helps to maintain proper intestinal health and a strong immune system. 

Since there are 30 packets, Mom says we can each have a packet for 10 days to give it a try.  It makes our kibble look like it is sugar-coated.  There is a lot of valuable research out there that tells how important a good probiotic can be for our health.  So we will give it a try.  Besides, we do love the taste of chicken liver:)

We are very grateful to Chewy.com and you, Mom, for wanting to keep us healthy.  We think that sounds like a great product.  Do you have anything else for us?

Yes, I do indeed.  

Another Dr. Lyon's product.  It is Dr. Lyon's Hip + Joint Support Supplement.  This supplement is designed to support a dog's active lifestyle every step of the way.  The formula has six active ingredients specifically chosen for powerful hip and joint support: glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and manganese.  Those are the same ingredients Mom hears about for good human health too when she listens to those infomercial shows on the radio.  The soft chews also contain salmon oil to provide omega-3 fatty acids that support skin and coat health.

Now two of us are pretty young to be worrying about hip and joint problems.  But this product is meant to support our mobility for daily activities like running, jumping, and playing (and doing zoomies too, we bet).  Lightning will be seven this year, making him a "senior" dog.  He surely will benefit from this product too.

On top of all these wonderful benefits, the soft chews make a great-tasting reward, and they break apart so you can get the right dosage. Now we don't like treats to be broken into smaller pieces, but since this is a supplement that should be dispensed according to weight, we understand.

There is a chart on the Chewy.com website that explains very well the feeding instructions:

For the first 4-6 weeks, follow the Initial Period dosage below. Some dogs may respond sooner, at which time the number of soft chews may transition to the recommended maintenance level.
WeightDaily Feeding (Initial Period)Daily Feeding (Maintenance)
UP TO 20 LBS1/2 soft chew1/2 soft chew, every other day
21 - 40 LBS1 soft chew (1/2 morning, 1/2 evening)1/2 soft chew
41 - 80 LBS1 soft chews daily1 soft chew every other day
OVER 80 LBS2 soft chews (1 morning, 1evening)1 soft chew daily

So after all that wordiness, we say it is time to give these soft chews a taste try.  Since it is our first time trying them, we can all get a whole chew every day.  After 4-6 weeks, we would get one every other day.  They smell and taste delicious.  Mom says she will have to hide the bag because we like them so much.    In addition to all those wonderful active ingredients, the chews also have other ingredients:  Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Calcium Propionate, Canola Oil, Caramel Color, Corn Starch, Dried Cheddar Cheese, Glycerin, Green Tea Extract, Gum Arabic, Lecithin, Liver Meal, Mixed Tocopherols, Natural Flavors, Pea Fiber, Rosemary Extract, Salmon Oil, Salt, Sorbic Acid, Vegetable Oil, Water, Yucca Schidigera Extract.  That cheddar cheese really hit the spot.

Thank you, Chewy.com for letting us try out these two great products.  They were an extra nice surprise since we were not expecting them.  Hey, Mom - since we can't have another of the supplements for another day, and since it is still pretty yucky outside, how about another treat for us cute pups???

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Chicken liver....enough said. We'd gladly eat them.

Molly the AireGirl said...

Isn't Chewy just so thoughtful and generous. They sent me a supplement too and I'm really liking it!
I hope you have a better weather day tomorrow. Freezing rain and ice and slush are no fun.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Glucosamine is the good stuff for those of us with the dicky joints... be interesting to see what your mum thinks this does for you all! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Nice review , probiotics are good for everyone.

Millie and Walter said...

You all did a great review. It's nice to have things that taste good and be good for you.

Brian said...

That is a nice surprise and sure beats the heck out of icy weather!!!

Kinley Westie said...

We has a monsoon here!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Those are the worst kind of days. Thanks for the tip about the probiotics.

BeadedTail said...

We hope you get lots and lots of snow so you can play in it! The goodies look good though. We take a kitty kind of probiotics every day as well as stuffs for our joints. Isabella has arthritis so it's helped her feel much better. We hope these work for you and that Lightning feels as young as you two are!

Angel and Isabella

PeeS: Our Grandpa from KS is missing your fun weather this winter because he's been snowbirding in South Padre Island where it's 80 on the beach. Yeah, we know, not fair. We want to go birding too!

Idaho PugRanch said...

So great of Chewy to send surprises. We got some hip and joint tabs.
Since Hazel is on her own special stuff, mom thought they would be good for me to keep me in tip top shape for agility fun
Hazel & Mabel

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

Isn't chewy.com the best?! What a wonderful review!!
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

Mark Muller said...

oooh plese chewy deliver the liver to me too....

Bouncing Bertie said...

Well that Chewy stuff does look good (shame they don't operate on my side of the Pond). But then we have had quite a lot of snow this year!
Toodle pip!

Sue said...

We tried those too and Mom thinks the probiotic is working better than the one we usually take. It's hard to tell if the chews are helping but they sure do taste good.

Casey said...

Mm, those glucosamine chews sound pretty good!

Marg said...

Well, looks like it all was a huge it at your house. Love the picture of the three of you waiting for the go ahead for the treats. Well done, you Woos. Those sure sound like nice healthy goodies for you. Can't wait til there are some for the cats. You all have a great cat.

Murphy said...

Nice review - too bad you didn't have any snow to review!

Keep Calm & Bark On!

Murphy & Stanley

Madi and Mom said...

Now that is a WOOful review and thankfully it kept you occupied for about a nano second. Nuttin' worse than to have cabin fever.
Hugs Madi your bfff

Tails Around the Ranch said...

If there's no new snow, a box from Chewy's is the next best thing. Enjoy those amazing products.

tweedles said...

You must be very careful if you go outside on that ice!! We do not want any of you to get hurt!

Anonymous said...

Ice and slush is no fun - snow is way better right? Well it's still winter so there's always hope for more WHITE STUFF. Those new treats sure sound like they are not only yummy but GOOD FOR YOU TOO!

Love, Teddy

Huskies622 said...

Thanks for the review, we take probiotics too, to help keep our bellies healthy! Glad your are so tasty!