Thursday, August 1, 2013

Joint & Bone Health for Your Dog | BONEO Pet Product Review & Giveaway

Most dog parents are interested in providing their furry canine friends with some sort of joint health supplement. Some of the most popular joint health supplements for dogs are glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM. These supplements are great, but they only promote healthy joints. What about your dog's bones?

Wouldn't it be awesome to find a supplement that supported BOTH healthy joints AND bones in your dog? Look no further, because today we're talking about BONEO. When we were contacted by Bio-Rep (the company that makes BONEO), we were very excited to try out their new line of joint and bone health supplements for dogs. 

What is BONEO?

First, I want to talk a little bit about what this product does and then I'll get to our review of it. BONEO is an all-natural supplement for dogs that helps to support not only healthy joints, but healthy bones as well. It is powered by the patented Neo-PORTIN Complex. This complex is a combination of the following components:

  • Ribonuclease-enriched Lactoferrin (R-ELF)
  • Coenzyme Q-10
  • B-glucan

Additionally, BONEO contains "bone-specific co-factors, minerals, and antioxidant synergists". 

I know, those are some pretty fancy scientific words that you might not know the meaning of, but one of the things I try to do on this blog is make things simple to understand for my readers so I'll do my best. 

Fortunately, I got to speak with the President of BONEO over the phone who answered some questions I had about the product. BONEO's website also has a lot of helpful information as well. 

Basically, the Neo-PORTIN Complex makes it easy to transport all of those nutrients included in BONEO to the places in the body where they are needed - the joints and bones. 

How Can BONEO Help Your Dog?

We got to test out the BONEO Canine Maintenance formula. I'll get to our thoughts on the product soon - I promise! First I want to share some of the things that BONEO can do to help your dog from their website - 

  • Promotes the formation of healthy bone tissue, naturally
  • Contains essential nutrients for strong, healthy bones
  • Helps maintain healthy cartilage and connective tissue function
  • Provides advanced support for joint flexibility and mobility
  • Protects against free radicals that cause bone tissue damage
  • Helps relieve occasional discomfort caused by daily activity

BONEO is recommended by veterinarians including orthopedic surgeons. There is also a BONEO Clinical Formula only available from veterinarians for patients recovering from bone trauma, orthopedic surgeries, TPLO injuries, and other orthopedic problems. 

Hurry and get on with the review, Mom!

Sounds like pretty good stuff, huh? But does it work? Does the dog like it?

Our Review of BONEO Canine Maintenance Formula

First of all, BONEO has to pass Shiner's taste test. They come in the form of hard chewable tablets that are flavored like sausage and liver. And yes, they do pass Shiner's taste test! But Shiner is easy to please and will eat just about anything.

I know that some dogs (mostly small breed dogs) aren't into the whole hard chewable tablet thing. Fortunately, BONEO tablets seem like they would be easy enough to crush and hide in food. There's always the option of pilling a dog too. 

Can I eat my noms yet?


Shiner is about 10 years old and has never really taken a joint supplement throughout her life. She is in pretty good condition in my opinion. Up until recently, I hadn't noticed her having any arthritis issues. About two months ago, she started with an occasional limp and I determined the source to be her front left carpus (aka wrist). 

Since Shiner has been taking her BONEO supplements everyday for almost a month now, she hasn't limped on that paw once. So far, we are very pleased with the results of BONEO. I think they are the perfect joint and bone supplements for a senior dog. Or working dogs and young dogs for that matter. I really like the fact that they support not only healthy joints, but bones as well. 

What about price? One bottle of BONEO contains 90 tablets. I determined that this would last Shiner 45 days or 1.5 months according to her weight and dose. The price of a bottle of BONEO is $39.99. This means it would cost me approximately $0.89 per day to give to Shiner. When I think of it in those terms, the price doesn't seem too expensive to me. 

We really liked BONEO and would recommend to our doggy friends!

You can find BONEO on Facebook and Twitter. Visit their website to learn more about this product. 

BONEO was also nice enough to offer our readers a chance to win their very own bottle of BONEO Canine Maintenance Formula! The giveaway is open to US residents only. It starts now and ends Friday, August 9th at midnight CST. There are lots of ways to enter the giveaway, so choose as many or as little entry options as you like. The more entry options you choose, the higher your chances of winning. If you have questions about entering a Rafflecopter giveaway, please don't hesitate to email me! Good luck!

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Disclosure: Bio-Rep provided Pawsitively Pets with a bottle of BONEO Canine Maintenance Formula to test and review at no charge in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed here are our own. BONEO is also providing one lucky US reader with a free bottle of BONEO Canine Maintenance Formula. Pawsitively Pets is not responsible for shipment of prize. Giveaway winner will have 48 hours to respond via email after contacted. If there is no response, a new winner will be selected. 

52 comments:

  1. That sounds good. Don't know if Ande would eat it. Do you use it in addition to the joint supplement??

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    1. Marg - I asked the president of BONEO this question and his answer was that it wouldn't hurt your dog to give with a glucosamine supplement but you won't need to give any other supplements.

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  2. Did not realized Shiner is 10. I've been taking supplements since I was 5 years old. This brand is new to us. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Yea she's a little older. She really doesn't seem her ago to me.

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  3. I wonder if osteoporosis happens in dogs like in humans when they get older? When I usually think of bone-building I think of growing dogs. My dotty is senior but I wonder if something like this would be good for his old bones.

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    1. That's a good question Jessica. I don't think I have ever really heard any of the vets I've worked with talking about osteoporosis in dogs. I'm sure that this product would be good for his bones.

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  4. That sure sounds wonderful. There were two big dogs that lived here a long time ago and they both had awful joint problems.

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  5. Good luck to all US doggies - it's important to do something for our bones. Thanks for a great review.

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  6. Don't include us.....sigh. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Sorry Miss Molly! The company says they are planning on trying to get this product available internationally.

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  7. Ugh! Just when I signed up for my monthly Wag! :( I wonder how this compares to them? Hmmm....

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    1. Well, I can't say since I haven't tried Wag before. I suppose I'd have to research Wag a bit more too.

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  8. Rufus is in desperate need of a supplement like this (I'm going to get him one regardless). He already has the very early stages of hip displasia. <> Hope I win!

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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  9. Neeko, even though she is only three, acts as though her hips bother her at times. I currently supplement with fish oil (Grizzly Wild Pollock Oil) and human glucosamine. This stuff looks interesting.

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    1. There was a lot of information to share about BONEO, so I didn't get to it all. They actually formulated it for their dog (who's a husky) that was facing leg amputation. It's a really awesome story that you can find on their website.

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  10. I want to try Boneo because my dog is turning 7 this year and I want to keep him healthy and happy.

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  11. We, of course, don't need to enter your giveaway, but we just had to tell you how hysterical all the photos are. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  12. Sounds a cool supplement :) Love your photo Shiner . Have a super weekend xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  13. This Boneo seems like a great idea, I will have to share and pass this along! Great review Shiner and mum!:)

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  14. Sounds good !!! (and I love the husky on the bottle :D )
    Have a lovely Week-end

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    1. Thanks Thibaud! The dog on the bottle is named Neo. They made Boneo just for him :)

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  15. Sounds like a terrific supplement, and we are glad it has helped Shiner (who is ADORABLE, by the way). :)

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  16. Sounds like a great supplement, I will have to look at supplements for Sheba with her being a big dog she will probably suffer in later life.

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    1. It's sad, but you are probably right Ian. Never hurts to get started early.

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  17. Shiner looks smexy in those pics. We had a dog on this floor with bad arthritis. I would have tried to win this for her but she went OTRB about a month ago.

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    1. Aw how sad :( Well, hope she's comfy over there now.

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  18. Shiner's faces!! Are you sure those are bone/joint supplements?? :P

    Great review! This sounds like a great product. I'd like to have my two on a joint supplement, but honestly, there are so many on the market to choose from - it's tough to decide. Li'l Girl has had an episode with IVDD. In January 2012, she experienced a disc rupture in the T13-L1 area. She had a right-sided hemilaminectomy and recovered wonderfully - runs around now like nothing ever happened. House is "doxie-proofed" now - no stairs, no jumping, etc. to minimize things that would be hard on her back. It is debated whether joint supplements help with IVDD or not, but I'd say it certainly couldn't hurt. We probably do need to get them both on something. We will definitely look into these!

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    1. It can be tough to decide. Sounds like Lil Girl has been through a lot! But I guess it's something that just happens with dachsunds. Glad you got you house all proofed up for them. I didn't discus IVDD with the president on the phone. These are more than just joint supplements though. They also help with bones.

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  19. We use glucosamine for HufflePup's old bones but I worry about his other back issues, and general old dog health. He has a bit of trouble getting up, laying down or walking on wood so we try to help him out with supplements and rugs.

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    1. Those are all great ways to help out older dogs. Glucosamine will help with his joint, but not his bones. It's still good that you are giving something to help him out though!

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  20. Barkly's been on joint supplements since he was 1 due to his long-Corgi back. We try to limit his craziness, but when the granddaughters are over he'll race up and down the stairs to them; so we decided it was best he go on something to try to help protect his back. Since Vlad's vet thought he MIGHT have developed Osteochondrosis at about 6 mths (limp that lasted for 3 days and has never returned), Vlad's been on several supplements and leash walking only until he's 2 yrs old. I'm going to ask their vet about this one!

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    1. Sounds like you're taking some great care of him :) It's important to watch out for those long-bodied dogs backs. They commonly get back problems which are no fun. I'm curious to see what his vet thinks!

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  21. I was told that my little 4 year old chihuahua has a floating knee cap. She lifts her right hind leg when she runs a little ways, then puts it back down I'd like to put her on your joint product. I'm sure it would help her bones and joints.

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    1. I know exactly what you're talking about! Sometimes, it's not such a big deal when this happens and other times doctors might recommend surgery. Good luck to you on the giveaway!

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  22. I have all senior dogs, so I'm always looking for something to improve their health and mobility. Thanks!

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    1. Good luck Lisa. I'm sure your dogs could benefit from this.

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  23. We have 4 senior dogs who need this kind of supplement. Great giveaway - thank you!

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    1. Hi Mary - good luck to you and your 4 pups!

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  24. I would give this to my sister for her dogs.

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  25. I would love to give this to my puppies!

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  26. Oh man! I wish I live in the States so I can take part of the giveaway! Oh well.... lol

    Sounds like a good product! I would love to know more on the subject of joint/bone health!

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    1. Sorry Francesca! I know it's rare for my international friends to get to enter the giveaways :(

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  27. I have a German Shephard and they are known for hip problems!

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  28. My rottie mix showed signs of hip problems as a puppy and I am giving her a supplement, but I am open to trying others.

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