When I was asked if I would like to try Archie with Joint Treat Bones from VetVits, I first of all wondered if he really needed them.
Archie isn't yet two, so surely I don't really need to be giving him supplements to help his joints. Wrong! Dogs rapidly develop from puppy through to adult, so it's inevitable that their joints will experience wear and tear. It must be better to provide supplements to avoid problems further down the line than it is to treat a dog once it starts showing symptoms of joint problems.
These are quite substantial treats, nothing like the tiny biscuit bones I usually buy for Archie as a treat, and much more healthy. The recommendation for a dog of his weight is one to two treats per day, which means that a bag of ninety treats will last over six weeks. That's just as well as the cost of them is £10.95, rather more than I presently pay for treats. It is, however, less than £2.00 per week which doesn't seem much for something so full of goodness. The company offer free UK delivery, so that won't bump up the price either.
You must consider what each treat contains. Green-Lipped Mussel which is claimed to have many benefits as a rich source of glycoproteins, chondroitin, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Calcium to help maintain healthy bones. Antioxidant-rich herb mix including rose hip, blackcurrant, spinach, oregano and rosemary, and Salmon Oil, the all important omega 3 fatty acids found within salmon oil are traditionally used to help maintain healthy joints.
The proof, though, is in the pudding as they say. It's near on impossible to get Archie to swallow a tablet, so will a treat containing all this goodness actually appeal to Archie?
I can tell you that it's a bit whiffy when you open the bag, it's just as well that it's resealable. The scent is obviously attractive to dogs though, Archie can't wait to be given his treat.
Archie's usual treats are nearly swallowed down whole, but he chooses to relax with his VetVits Joint Treat Bones and savour them. They don't last long though and he's looking around for more.
I must remember not to leave the packet lying around open. I think Archie gives them the seal of approval.
Vetvits also make products for cats and horses as well as dogs so do take a look at their website.
I should just mention that the product was sent to me free of charge but I have not been paid for writing this review.