We received a package of Minties to try out. Minties are dental chews for dogs that "helps clean teeth, promote fresh breath, and helps control plaque and tartar. The treats are made with mint, parsley, fennel, dill, and chlorophyl which are all natural breath fresheners. Minties are also wheat free, gluten free, soy free, corn free, have no artificial flavors, and no animal by-products. They are made in the USA.
I must say that I've never smelled a dog chew quite like these. They smell great and have a very minty and fresh aroma. Shiner is a "scarfer", so it really didn't last very long. Maybe 5 minutes since she's an aggressive chewer. After she ate her Minties dental chew, I sniffed her breath and it really was minty! I gave her another sniff test about an hour later and it wasn't quite as minty but still smelled pretty good.
|A Minties dog dental chew.|
Shiner, of course, loved the Minties. I tried to get a picture of her waiting for one, but she actually jumped up and snatched it right out of my hand. I guess she decided self control wasn't important at that moment. There was a bit of drool involved.
|You can see the drool trail she left on the kitchen floor.|
We also received a package of VetIQ Hip & Joint Soft Chews supplement. These soft chews contain Glucosamine HCL, Methysulfonylmethane (MSM), Creatine, and other supplement to help support cartilage and other connective tissue. They are also made in the USA.
Shiner's never really taken a supplement for her joints before. Recently, she acquired a small limp in her front carpus (wrist). I haven't seen it recently and attributed it to possible arthritis because after all, she is 10 years old now. Although I haven't had much time to see a real change from taking VetIQ's Hip & Joint Soft Chews, I have noticed Shiner has been a little bit more playful lately.
But do the Hip & Joint Soft Chews pass Shiner's taste test? Of course! They are very soft and chewy and taste like chicken. According to Shiner, anyways. Shiner loved them! She has been enjoying getting them daily.
VetIQ also offers many other pet products like VetGuard Plus for flea and tick prevention, prescription medications, treats, and supplements. Their products are sold by a number of retailers in the US so they shouldn't be too hard to find.
Disclosure: Pawsitively Pets received these VetIQ products free of charge to review and share our honest opinion with our readers. All thoughts are our own. We were not compensated for this review.