Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pet Naturals of Vermont~ Our Review

   During the last days of May, we received a package from Pet Naturals of Vermont.  I was familiar with the brand and quickly opened our box.  Inside were a 45 count Hip & Joint Bone-Shaped Chews and a 60-count canister of Flea & Tick towelettes.  As usual, the boys had their noses stuck inside the delivery box.       I’ll let them take it from here.
Bentley: “Thanks Mom.  Like she said, the deliveryman brought a box to our door.  We barked out “thanks.”  We followed Mom to see what was inside.  It was towelettes and some yummy smelling treats from Pet Naturals of Vermont”
Me: “Well, the treats were actually their Hip & Joint Bone-Shaped Chews.  That is why you can’t have them every time you want one.  For a Basset Hound your size, you get two each day.  I only give Pierre one a day.  Neither of you have any hip or joint problems nor do we ever want them."
Pierre: “It’s true, Bentley.  She gives me one after we have our breakfast.  Once when we ate them on an empty stomach and I felt kinda yucky.  I have a sensitive stomach, so Gramma has to be careful when she gives me new things.”
Bentley: “I have a cast iron stomach.  That’s why I’m always mooching suggesting they share every single thing they eat with me.  The truth is; I’m trying to lose some weight.  Being over-weight can cause stress on a dog’s hips and joint.  I don’t want to have problems when I get older.”
Me: “We don’t want you to have any trouble.  Basset Hounds are not immune from hip dysplasia.  I can’t prevent hip dysplasia since it is hereditary, but giving you supplements can slowdown or halt the progression.  These little bones have Glucosamine HCI; an anti-inflammatory, used to help form and repair things like your cartilage.  We’ll do anything to help you live a more active life.”
Pierre: “I don’t have any trouble with my hips or joints.  I like to run circles around y’all.  I’m thinking
Gramma should try one of the Hip & Joint Bone Chews.  She has that bum knee, we can share with her; it’s the loyal dog thing to do.”
Bentley: “She takes human supplements.  These are strictly for dogs, it says so right on the bag.  Plus, it has all of the ingredients, a size/serving chart, and a super-hero dog wearing a cape.  Mom, do we have a cape that I can wear?  I’m feeling super myself.  I know this is a long-term supplement, but I do seem to be able to get up on the couch easier, just sayin’.  What’s this other seal?”
Me: “This seal is the NASC Quality Seal.  That stands for National Animal Supplement Council.  It lets me know that Pet Naturals of Vermont adheres to some very strict rules and regulations.  I’ll check on the cape, I’m sure we have one somewhere.”
Pierre: “Well, if Bentley gets a cape, I want one too.  Should we give our paws of approval to the Hip & Joint Bone Chews or wait until we talk about our other product?”
Bentley: “Let’s keep everyone guessing.  Before we talk about the Flea & Tick Towelettes, we do want to tell our friends something else.  They can get  great information about the formula and benefits of Pet Naturals Hip & Joint supplement here.  We also enjoyed the Hip & Joint YouTube video.  So, let’s rate both products at the end.  A little anticipation is exciting AND we have a super offer for both of our reviews.
Me: “Our other review for today is Pet Naturals Flea &Tick Towelettes.  Just like their other products, the towelettes use all-natural ingredients.  We have been looking for something like this for a long time.”
Pierre: “I am all for going chemical-free with the bug repellents.  Hey, are you thinking what I’m thinking?”
Bentley: “I doubt it.”  *rolling eyes*
Pierre:  “Check out how these towelettes are shaped.  Huh,...getting anything?  Geez, Bentley!  We can use them as capes!  Tuck one in the neck of my collar.  I’m gonna jump off something.”  *hopping up and down in excitement*
Bentley: “Nope, that is definitely not what I was thinking.  You don’t wear the towelettes; you just wipe them over your entire body.  Well, except you have to be careful around your eyes, mouth, and nose.  Be sure and get your belly and.  Besides, they aren’t big enough for a real super-hero cape.”
Pierre: *sigh*  “It was still a great idea.  Of course, they are super towelettes whether they are cape-sized or not.  If there is one thing I dread, it is getting fleas or ticks.  I had a tick one time and I thought I was gonna die.  That hideous thing was sucking my life’s blood right out of my body!  I don’t even want to think about all of the diseases it could have given me.”
Me: I think that we are very lucky not to have dogs in any of the yards around us.  We don’t have a tick or flea problem.  *knock on wood* Pet Naturals Flea & Tick towelettes do repel our biggest problem…mosquitoes!”
Bentley: “Oh, can we talk about the mosquito population in our neighborhood?  They are ridiculous.  If we
go outside in the morning or at dusk, we are attacked.  Some of them are ginormous and others are those no-see-ems.  Mom is always reaching down to swipe at one trying to bite me.  They are like flying leeches.  None of the drops that she uses really helps much with mosquitoes.  She wiped us with these and immediately noticed they weren’t lighting on us.  That is amazing!”
Pierre: “I enjoyed the aroma.  It smells like lemongrass.  Gramma had two big lemongrass-filled planters on the back porch last summer.  Each wipe also contains cinnamon oil, sesame oil, and castor oil.  In case you’re wondering, the lemongrass is a natural insect pesticide.  That’s why Gramma grew it last year.  Cinnamon oil works as an insect repellent and who doesn’t love the smell of cinnamon?  Insects, I guess.  They use the sesame oil to replenish moisture to our skin and shield us from unwanted pests.”
Bentley: “I know what the castor oil does; it helps mask the scent of our skin and coat.  It is cool that they blend all of those beneficial oils into a convenient wipe.”
Pierre: “Can we give our paws of approval now?”
Me: “Let’s mention they can read the towelettes’ other ingredients and benefits by clicking here.  Tell them about the super offer from Pet Naturals of Vermont.”
Bentley: “I call dibs on telling them!  Okay, here is deal that we want to share with all of our readers.  Pet Naturals is offering the first 100 entries at this site, a very special FREE BAG ($29.99 retail value) of their Hip & Joint Bone Chews.  After the first 100 visitors sign-up, everyone else will receive a valuable coupon.”
Pierre: “Well, I’m telling them about the Flea & Tick offer!  Here is the deal; this is another giveaway to the first 100 visitors.  They are offering a FREE 8 oz. Flea & Tick Convenient Spray Bottle ($21.99 retail value) along with a valuable coupon.  After the first 100, Pet Naturals will email others a valuable coupon, so you can try this for your pets.”
Me: “Good job, boys!  Now let’s get your paws up and rating.  Remember our paw scale; one is the lowest or not recommended, and five is the highest or we highly recommend the product.  Now, y’all promised to be honest so let’s have it.”
Bentley: “After some discussion, Pierre and I have decided unanimously.  I do want to explain our reasons for voting the way we did as we present.  Ahem…
Pet Naturals Hip & Joint for Dogs: 

Bentley: “Hip & Joint Bone Chews rated a four.  It is a long-term supplement and I have only used it a couple of weeks.  I believe that there is a difference in my ease of movement, but we want to use the product longer.”
Pet Naturals Flea & Tick Towelettes: 

Pierre: “We gave the towelettes five paws up!  Although we aren’t exposed to fleas and ticks, it is working against the mosquitoes.  That rates five paws from us.”


Disclaimer: Barking from the Bayou received a free 8 oz. bag of Pet Naturals Hip & Joint Bone Chews and a 60-count canister of Pet Naturals Flea & Tick Towelettes for posting an honest review.  We are also eligible to receive more supplements in the future.  The opinions expressed in this review are our own and were not influenced in any way.  There was no monetary compensation. 




14 comments :

  1. Those are some great paws up from you pals. Sadly we don't have them across the pond. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. We are always looking for hip and joint help for Katie, her arthritis is not getting any better these days. They say the mosquito is the MN state bird, but we haven't seen too many so far this year. We never have much trouble with them as dogs it seems. Glad to hear you have an iron stomach, Bentley. Bailie and I seem to as well. It is nice to be able to eat just about anything with no trouble!

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  3. Great to know that many brands are making supplemental treats. PAWsome review. Golden Woofs

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  4. Looks like good stuff!!! I am awaiting mine in the mail as well!
    Can't wait to try them!
    Thanks for sharing your pawsome review!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  5. Living in a big rice growing area where they flood all the paddies - the mosquito's are terrible here....the size of birds !!! Those might be worth a try for us.

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  6. The ticks and mosquitoes are really bad here this year! We have some of those wipes on the way to try, I'm so glad to hear that you guys like them too.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  7. Wow smart thing. Sadly we don't have such thing over here.

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  9. Very entertaining review! We're glad that ticks and fleas aren't much of an issue around these parts.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. I loves it!! You guys crack me up!! I am soooo allergic to those nasty fleas!! Those wipes could come in handy as a supplement to the pills I take once a month! (and in case Ma FORGETS to fill my prescription...again!!!)
    Great review guys!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  11. Pawsome guys! I am expecting some of the chews in the mail that I got for free from another blog. I haven't seen the wipes yet, but they look like an awesome product.

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  12. The towelettes sound like something we could really use!

    Bunny

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  13. Haha awesome review! I love the in depth testimonials from your pups! My cats are a fan of these hip and joint treats particularly because their fattys and will pretty much eat anything.

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