#Minties and #Health and Joint Product Reviews .

Recently, VetIQ contacted me and asked if I would like to do a review of their products. I was allowed to choose the products that I wanted to review. I had recently went to Sam's Club with Ma and they had a free sample vending machine that happened to be giving out Minties that day. Its the machine that you scan your membership card and you get a free sample. We brought the sample home and ma offered it to me but I declined. The treat was laying in the floor and a few minutes later Jenny Sue emerged from her cubby under our window seat and started sniffing the floor. Jenny Sue is my 11 yr old, blind sissy spaniel. She honed in to that Minties treat and gobbled it up. That is all it took for me to answer the email and say YES. 

My packaged arrived and we were excited to open the box. Since ma knew what it was she made us wait and wait and wait. Even the constant reminders we were giving her to remember we had a package didn't sway her. We always have our night time snacks at 7 pm.  We lined up for our treats and ma opened the package. It was Minties! She offered it to us but I declined and wanted to take curtain number 2. Ma says I am the pickiest eater she has ever had. Actually, we are ALL very picky eaters. Dad says we are spoiled but Ma says we are finicky. Scooby doesn't like hard treats. He will bypass snack time if that is all ma offers. Ma offered the Minties to Jenny Sue. She grabbed that treat and proceeded to eat it. When Jenny Sue is enjoying a treat she smacks her lips. There was some lip smacking happening , let me tell you! The grunts, the lip smacks, even wagging her tail-less butt the whole time. Jenny Sue loved Minties but we wondered if it was her choice of treats or if it was just because she thought that was her only choice and Jenny Sue isn't going to skip snack time. 

The next night snack time rolled around and Ma distributed our treats but we decided to do a test. I like to test the products that I receive to the fullest. After Scooby and I had our snacks, Ma laid 3 different chews on the floor and told Jenny Sue to pick her snack. She laid down 2 other name brand treats down with the Minties and then called Jenny Sue over. Jenny Sue smelled each treat and  grabbed the Minties! 

Minties are made in the USA and are free from corn, wheat, animal by products, soy and no artificial coloring. They will clean your dogs teeth and freshen their breath. They are hard enough to do the job but soft enough that even seniors or dogs who have trouble chewing hard treats can safely eat. They have 5 natural breath fresheners (dill, peppermint, chlorophyll from Alalfa ,fennel and parsley) in them and can help keep tartar and plaque away. 
Ingredients: Rice Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Natural Chicken Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Lecithin, Garlic, Tricalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Chlorophyll (Sodium Copper Chloraphyllin) Parsley, Fennel, Dill, Peppermint, Cholecalciferol (Source of Vitamin D3), Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Source of Vitamin E).
The package we got had 6 Minties in it. We tested the Minties for 6 days. Each night Ma would give Jenny Sue the choice of which treat she wanted to eat and ALL 6 DAYS she chose the MINTIES! I kid you not!! We were surprised since normally we don't like the same snack everyday but it made Ma happy to see that Jenny Sue really does enjoy and LOVES Minties. Jenny Sue's breath is so much better. Actually it doesn't have a smell like it did. When Ma was researching the ingredients we seen that the chlorophyll actually balances the acid in the stomach and helps to deodorize the body. Since the smell in Jenny's mouth wasn't coming from her teeth , it had to be coming from the stomach. In 3 days we seen a difference in Jenny Sue's breath. It smelled like mint after she ate each treat but the odor would return the next morning. The 4th day we notice the smell was minimum even before the treat. 
When we ran out of the samples, ma went and bought more. Minties are a must have in our home now. Jenny Sue is excited because she LOVES Minties and looks forward to her snack time. 

The second item Ma chose to sample was the VetIQ Hip and Joint Formula. I was not happy that she chose a supplement to test on us. I mean, Really? I gave her that look like "Really? Out of all their products , YOU chose a supplement? What about more treats? What about good stuff to eat? A SUPPLEMENT?" I was disappointed. I wanted good stuff, chewy stuff, stuff that I wanted to eat. Not supplements, vitamininins or minerals. I huffed and I puffed but ma said I really should try it because who knows, I might like it. BUT ITS A SUPPLEMENT! NOT A TREAT! THEN... she told me no treats until I at least gave it a try. WHAT?!? Oh, this woman can be hard to live with at times!
She offered it to me and I refused. We went outside and played then came in for snack time. Ma had something  in her hand and yelled "Carma Catch!" She threw it in the air, I caught it and started chewing it. I didn't know what she threw but I know it was chewy, flavorful and I wanted MORE. She offered me a treat but I wanted MORE of what I just had. She gave Scooby a half of what she gave me and he liked it too. What did I just eat and why can't I have more. That was so good. Boy, was I shocked when I found out that I had just ate a SUPPLEMENT! 
 I being the picky poodle I am could not believe that I liked the taste of this supplement. I wanted more. Ma said I could only have one a day but she did give me 2 that day just to make sure I did like them. So everyday I ate my hip and joint chew before I had my treat. Being 8 yrs old, I am known as a senior dog. I am a service dog so I have to be feeling my best to be able to take care of Ma. With these Hip and Joint chews, I can help to keep my joints feeling their best. These treats are wheat free. They are also made in the USA. What's even better is they are chicken flavored. I prefer to call it chickyum because its chicken and yummy all in one. 
Active Ingredients: Glucosamine HCI (shell fish), Perna Canaliculus, Creatine Monohydrate, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Docosahexaeonoic Acid (DHA), Manganese, Grape Seed Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Selenium. Inactive Ingredients: Acetic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Beet Molasses, Brewers Dried Yeast, Carmel Color, Dried Whey, Fish Oil, Glycerin, Hickory Smoke Flavor, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Lecithin, Pork Gelatin, Spray Dried Chicken Liver, Tapioca Starch.
They contain Glucosamine that helps to build cartilage, Creatine helps to build muscles and they are delicious! I look forward to having my hip and joint supplement every day. Trust me they are good. Even this picky Poodale like them. 

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So there you have, 2 wonderful products by the company VetIQ. They have quality products that are made in the USA , from ingredients from the USA. They have a whole line of products that are affordable and can be found in many stores such as WalMart, Sam's Club and Safeway. They have a store locator on their site. You can Search for a store near you. 
I know our Humane Society uses VetIQ's flea and tick treatment VetGuard Plus and we have had great results with the product. 

*VetIQ sent me these products to test out. I , Carma Poodale, only talk about products that I believe in and actually like. VetIQ or no one else has asked me to give a good review. I wouldn't be blogging about it if that was the case because I am truthful about what I talk about. *

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