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Castor & Pollux Dog Jerky Chip Cookies Review

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Castor & Pollux

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About:

Ideal for training, rewarding good behavior, or because your dog has perfected giving you “that look”. They’re easy to break, yet nice and crunchy.

New ORGANIX Jerky Chip cookies from Castor & Pollux, a leader in organic and natural food and treats for dogs and cats, are all-natural dog cookie treats oven-baked with organic oatmeal and protein-packed jerky chips. ORGANIX Jerky Chip Cookies start with nutritious, organic whole grains – organic oatmeal, organic barley, organic brown rice, organic oat flour – and protein-rich jerky chips from chicken, salmon, beef liver or lamb. The cookies also contain organic fruits and vegetables like organic peas, organic apples and organic carrots for a wholesome and smart cookie for dogs. Made in the USA, with no corn, soy.”

Ingredient Lists:

Oatmeal & Lamb:

Organic Oatmeal, Organic Barley, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oat Flour, Organic Peas, Lamb, Beef, Organic Cane Molasses, Organic Apples, Organic Carrots, Olive Oil, Organic Caramel Color, Gelatin, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).

Oatmeal & Beef:

Organic Oatmeal, Beef, Organic Barley, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oat Flour, Organic Peas, Organic Cane Molasses, Organic Apples, Organic Carrots, Olive Oil, Organic Caramel Color, Gelatin, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).

Oatmeal & Salmon:

Organic Oatmeal, Organic Barley, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oat Flour, Organic Peas, Salmon, Beef, Organic Cane Molasses, Organic Apples, Organic Carrots, Olive Oil, Organic Caramel Color, Gelatin, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).

Oatmeal & Chicken:

Organic Oatmeal, Organic Chicken, Organic Barley, Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oat Flour, Organic Peas, Organic Cane Molasses, Organic Apples, Organic Carrots, Organic Chicken Fat, Organic Caramel Color, Gelatin, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative).

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My Thoughts:

Our labrador Kona, who is now 1 year and 5 months old, gets fed a pretty awesome diet. We feed her as much organic food and treats as possible. I was so excited for her to try these new Jerky Chip Cookies by Castor & Pollux. The ingredient lists are awesome. Mixed tocopherols are essentially just vitamin E used as a preservative (in case you were wondering). It’s one of the cleanest preservatives you could possibly use. You can find it in some organic skin care products, too.

These treats are essentially perfection. I feel good about the ingredients that Kona is consuming and she really appears to love them–as she eats these treats with gusto. I love that C & P made a range of flavors. Kona doesn’t seem to differentiate or pick favorites with them, though. She’s an equal opportunity treat eater. 🙂

I would recommend them to any dog owner looking to indulge their pooch with some organic goodies! I sure loved having them around and plan on stocking up on more.

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Wholistic Pet Organics Review

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Wholistic Pet Organics

Overall Rating: images

About Wholistic Pet Organics:

Wholistic Pet Organics™ manufactures only the highest quality of super-premium, holistic, and nutritional animal health products.

As members of NASC (National Animal Supplement Council,) New Hampshire Made, and OTA (Organic Trade Association), we specialize in premium, organic pet nutritional supplements including Wholistic Canine Complete™, Wholistic Canine Complete +Joint Mobility™, Wholistic Run Free™ and Wholistic Sea Kelp™, all designed solely with your pet’s health in mind. Utilized by top winning show dogs over the past decades, we want to ensure good health and a long life for all pets! Situated close to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where the serenity and purity of nature is a daily experience, it was only “natural” that The Wholistic Pet® and then, Wholistic Pet Organics™, would eventually evolve. Based simply on a desire that a healthy lifestyle should encompass our most dependent and devoted family members, our dear pets, our catalog of natural products began to take form in 1998. Having been involved in the dog show world for over thirty years, we are passionately devoted to our pets. We have personally experienced the highs and lows of pet ownership. We know, only too well, that the life span of our pets is far too short. This fact is what started us on a path to holistic health care.

This website and our catalog of products is the embodiment of our search to find healthy, holistic products for our companion animals. We believe that there will continue to be a movement away from chemical-laden, inferior-quality pet products to healthy, all natural alternatives. Our animals depend totally and completely on us; they deserve the very best that we can give.

We are committed to making available to you only the best products. The Wholistic Pet line of products always uses high-quality, whole-food, and certified organic ingredients regardless of their cost. To us, the health of our pets is invaluable. We are not veterinarians and do not, in any way, mean to diagnose or treat. We offer only choices and, hopefully, enough knowledge so that you will be better informed. Just as with children, you are the best advocate for your pet. Anything you do must always make sense to you and, most importantly, be right for your pet. Our mission is to help all our beloved pets live happier, healthy lives free from avoidable health problems.”

In regards to the word “organic,” this is how Wholistic Organics describes their products:

“All of our ingredients are either certified organic and or human grade quality.”

Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility

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Ingredients:

“Organic KelpOrganic stabilized flaxseedWhole Fish ProteinCalcium ascorbateOrganic garlicLecithinDigest-All Plus™GlucosamineShark CartilageMSMOrganic SpirulinaOrganic Bee Pollen

“Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility™ is a super-premium animal health supplement that provides concentrated joint support for Total Body Health™. Made with only the highest quality of certified organic ingredients, Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility™ is based on a unique blend of pure, premium ingredients including:• Shark cartilage– unique angiogenesis-inhibiting properties. Harvested Responsibly
• Glucosamine—a natural building block of cartilage that is used in the rebuilding process of cartilage
• MSM—helps maintain normal, healthy connective tissue in joints; helps control symptoms of joint discomfort
• Patented Ester C®—the most effective, Body–Ready™ form of Vitamin C; a powerful antioxidant.
• Digest All Plus™ enzyme complex—aids in maintaining normal, healthy joint function.As our pets grow older, it becomes more important than ever that our pets maintain their health and well-being. Stiff joints might be the first sign that your pet is showing his age. Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility™ is an all-in-one, organic, super-premium joint support supplement that provides concentrated joint and cartilage protection and support—all in one tasty, easy-to-feed formula that dogs just love!Wholistic Canine Complete Joint Mobility™ starts with the same organic, raw ingredients found in Wholistic Canine Complete™. To this great formula is then added glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM, ingredients that are especially important in older dogs or in any working dog or large breed subject to joint stress.”

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My Thoughts:

Our black labrador Kona only got to try a small amount of these dog supplements–as you can see the little sample packets in the above photo. Needless to say, they are designed for several weeks of use before being able to witness a difference in your pet. That said, my commentary will focus on the quality of this supplement.

I’ve never come across a canine supplement like this one. I have seen a few other brands of canine supplements in health food stores, but not with organic ingredients like this one contains. It looks like all of the ingredients that can be found in organic form are used here, minus the “whole fish protein” and the “lecithin.” They claim to use only certified or human grade ingredients, which makes me think that these two ingredients fall into the “human grade” category.

Compared to similar product, this canine supplement powder is heads and shoulders above the rest. I’d recommend it to someone looking to give their pooch a healthy boost and improvement in their joint health. The ingredients are jam packed with foods & compounds that specifically target cartilage formation.

The Honest Kitchen Dog Food Review

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The Honest Kitchen Dog Food

Overall Rating: 4 Stars5 Stars

In our house, filling our kitchen with organic food & products is something that we make a priority. This is also the case for how we feed our black labrador, Kona. Just like us humans, she will not reach her potential health-wise if she does not eat good food. We enjoy and feel good about feeding her well, and it shows! She is an energetic and beautiful almost 8-month old puppy.

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The Honest Company is one of the few brands of dog food that I have felt confident in feeding Kona. They appear to truly use great ingredients in their products. The Honest Kitchen provides this information regarding ingredients on their website:

“We taste every single ingredient that goes into our foods to make sure it’s just right

We’re proud of every ingredient we source for our natural pet food. We choose many ingredients from as close to home as possible, to help reduce our carbon paw print. We also choose ingredients from their native lands around the world and select vendors based on the quality of their ingredients, not cost.

All our dog and cat foods are 100% human-grade and are held to exactly the same quality standards as the food you feed to your human family.

  • We never buy GMO or genetically engineered produce.
  • Several of our ingredients are certified organic and we’re working to add more organic ingredients whenever we can.
  • We require certification to verify that every lot of raw ingredients we buy has been tested clear of salmonella, E-coli, listeria, lead, arsenic, mercury, melamine, yeast and mold & pesticide residues, before it’s even allowed inside our plant.”

Here are the products we tried with her:

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Embark Dog Food

The Honest Kitchen’s Description:

“Embark™ is a gluten-free dog food recipe made with cage-free turkey and produce like celery, spinach and apples. It is a higher protein, higher fat natural human grade dog food, that’s perfect for all life stages, including puppies, pregnancy and nursing as well as active adults dogs, who need a performance dog food.

Because Embark is gluten-free, it’s great for dogs who need a diet without gluten, or those who need a low carbohydrate dog food. It’s also perfect for dogs who do better without beef or fish.

Ingredients

All ingredients dehydrated: Turkey, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, spinach, carrots, organic coconut, apples, organic kelp, eggs, bananas, cranberries, rosemary extract, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Protein, 29.00%
  • Fat, 18.00%
  • Fiber, 9.60%
  • Moisture, 7.80%
  • 488 calories per cup.”

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Thrive Dog Food

The Honest Kitchen’s Description:

“Thrive™ is a gluten-free dog food recipe made with free-range chicken, organic fair-trade quinoa and produce like sweet potatoes and spinach. Thrive is a natural dehydrated dog food that’s designed for dogs of all life stages including adults, puppies, pregnancy and nursing, as well as active adult dogs who need a performance dog food.

Thrive is a naturally low carbohydrate diet. It is well-suited to dogs who need a limited ingredient food since it contains no fruit and is also free of eggs, beef, fish, white potatoes, flax and alfalfa.

Ingredients

All ingredients dehydrated: Chicken, organic quinoa, sweet potatoes, spinach, parsley, organic kelp, rosemary extract, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Protein, 26.13%
  • Fat, 19.00%
  • Fiber, 6.30%
  • Moisture, 7.26%
  • 516 calories per cup.”

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Love Dog Food

The Honest Kitchen’s Description:

“Love™ is a gluten-free dog food recipe made with dehydrated Midwestern beef and produce like sweet potatoes, dandelion greens and papaya. Love is a higher-protein, higher-fat, natural human-grade dog food, that’s perfect for all life stages, including puppies, pregnancy and nursing as well as active adults dogs, who need a performance dog food.

Because Love is gluten free, it’s great for dogs who need a diet without gluten, or those who need a low carbohydrate dog food. It’s also ideal for dogs who need to avoid egg or poultry.

Ingredients

All ingredients dehydrated: Beef, sweet potatoes, potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, dandelion greens, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, honey, rosemary extract, tricalcium phosphate, choline chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, potassium iodide, potassium chloride, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate.

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Protein, 31%
  • Fat, 16%
  • Fiber, 7%
  • Moisture, 7.8%
  • 514 calories per cup.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Kona did not seem to differentiate in between the Embark, Thrive and Love dog food blends, as she gobbled up all of them. As dog owners, my husband and I can feel good about this because of the great ingredients.

All 3 of these blends come in powder form, as it is dehydrated form. To serve it to Kona, I sprinkle a half serving onto the dry food I feed her along with a few tablespoons (approximately) of water, which helps make The Honest Kitchen food more digestible for her. The Honest Kitchen provides more description of how they recommend you feed their food to your dog, as well.

I would rate these dog foods 4.5 stars–I admire their usage of some certified organic ingredients and their guarantee to never buy GMO ingredients. They are striving to include more and more organic ingredients and when that day comes, I won’t hesitate to give this food a flat-out 5 star rating. In comparison to other common store-bought dog foods, this product line is light years ahead–there is merely no comparison. I recommend this very much to pet owners who are looking for one of the best natural dog food lines available, as this is one of a few brands that is worth the money.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

4 Things That Your Dog Can Teach You

Patience

We leave for hours to run errands, go to work, etc. and our dogs have no choice but to be patient and wait for us to get home. They wait and wait and wait. They are professional patience practicers, making them a perfect reminder that we too should be diligent in being patient and not pushy.

Don’t Overeat

When I am in the kitchen grabbing a snack, I often look down at Kona, who always follows me in there, and think about how she only eats when we feed her, essentially. That is the ultimate disciplined diet, in which you only eat specific portions that are given to you, versus roaming freely all day. Silly as it sounds, I even feel a “guilt” that I am eating and she is eagerly looking on. Needless to say, I quickly ditch the guilt tied with that, but I do ponder that it could be helpful to adopt the same similar discipline that dogs portray.

Gratitude

You won’t see a dog more eager to eat her bowl of food than sweet Kona. She never fails to be excited and grateful for every last morsel of food. It’s so easy to slip into a pattern of taking little things for granted, like the food we eat.

Unconditional Love

It doesn’t seem to matter what each new day brings, your dog(s) are always happy to see you and are eager to show affection and love. This is perhaps the best lesson of all that I have learned from my dogs growing up and especially our dog Kona, who inspired me to write this.

Always having love in your heart and expressing it is so paramount, regardless of the times–regardless of any negative situation you’ve endured that day.

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I And Love And You Dog Food Review

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I and Love and You Dog Food

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Since rescuing our black labrador mix, Kona, in March 2013, my fiancee and I have been dedicated to learning more about the best foods for Kona. The value we place on implementing organic food in our diets has undeniably spilled over onto how we feed Kona. She regularly gets organic chia, flax and hemp seeds as well as organic hemp oil. I was eager to get Kona acquainted with a new daily dog food rather than the generic food that she had been started on as a puppy with her foster “puppy parents.” I came across I and Love and You dog food at a local grocery store in Kansas, Natural Grocers. After reading the ingredient list, I thought it looked clean compared to other dog food labels I read in the store, and bought a bag. After sharing my purchase and interest in this brand via Twitter, Lindsay at “I and Love and You” was generous enough to provide me with samples to give Kona a taste of more products. She also included some coupons for future dry dog food purchases, which we have already utilized–every little bit helps! Our beautiful Kona is pictured below: image-1 image

Here is a bit of background about this brand off of their website:

“THERE ARE FURRYPALS AND NON-FURRY PALS. WE’RE YOUR NON-FURRY ONES. Your pet knows you pretty well. Better than most of your friends, probably. He’s watched you sing Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” while you mow the lawn. He knows the true frequency of your workouts, and he
witnessed that one time you sobbed while watching that Meryl Streep movie. “What? No, Fido. I’m not crying. There’s just something in my eye.” They know us and they love us all the same. And we can’t help but love them back. They’re part of the family. The fun part of the family. (After all, your dog never gave you an embroidered snowman sweater for your birthday). “I and love and you” knows all about that very special bond between pets and humans. They give us undying devotion, and we give them the best food, the best love, and the best goofy Halloween costumes. “Whiskers, come here, buddy. Your pirate hat is a little crooked.” We’re committed to helping you with the best food + love part (you’re on your own with the costumes). Every one of our products meets rigorous ingredient standards and has been formulated by our holistic veterinarian. And not only do we promise to be good to your pets, but as a green company, we also promise to be good to our planet. Pretty soon you’re going to want to make “I and love and you” a part of your family, too. We’ll make sure our matching outfits are pressed for
the family holiday picture. Say cheeeeeeese!

OUR PROMISE. “I and love and you” products are formulated by holistic veterinarians to be
uncompromising in quality, ingredients AND efficacy. We create only the highest quality products because we LOVE keeping your pets
healthy, naturally. Our products are formulated to include the optimal combination of complete, whole-food nutrition, freshness, AND premium ingredients to create products that YOU and your pets will love.

QUALITY STANDARDS.

We always:

  • Select Wild-Caught, Grass-Fed, Free-Range and Cage-Free meats raised without the use of antibiotics and growth hormones when available
  • Produce our nutritional supplements in FDA registered, human- grade facilities
  • Create our foods and treats in USDA inspected facilities
  • Use minimally processed ingredients to preserve naturally occurring nutrients for whole food sourced nutrition
  • Create our foods and treats with human-quality ingredients, never by-products or rendered meat

We never use:

  • Genetically modified ingredients when crafting our foods and treats whenever it is possible
  • Artificial preservatives
  • Artificial colors or artificial flavorings
  • Additives or fillers
  • Corn, soy, by-products or un-named meats in our foods.”

Dry Food: Nude Food- Red Meat Medley Recipe

I and Love and You’s Description:

“Your dog never fails to appreciate a great meal. Our nude food™ red meat medley kibble is made with whole, deboned meat and real fruits +
vegetables. High protein and grain free, your dog just might ignore the whole elbows-on-the-table rule when you call him over for dinner. We don’t blame him. Just make sure he doesn’t forget “When in doubt, pinky out” at tea time. That would be embarrassing.

INGREDIENTS:

pork, lamb meal, herring meal, lentils, garbanzo beans, dried egg product, dried beet pulp, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and
citric acid), tapioca, bison, sweet potato, pork liver, natural flavor, blueberries, apple, spinach, tomato, carrot, olive oil, new zealand green mussel, choline chloride, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, chia seed, fish oil, inulin, salt, turmeric, iron amino acid chelate, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, zinc amino acid chelate, ferrous sulfate, niacin supplement, manganese amino acid chelate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, manganous oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, copper amino acid chelate, sodium selenite, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, folic acid, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Aspergillus niger, dried Trichoderma reesei, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

crude protein (min) 35%; crude fat (min) 15.0%; crude fiber (max) 4.0%; moisture (max) 10.0%; vitamin E (min) 100 IU/kg; omega 3 fatty acids* (min) 0.45%; omega 6 fatty acids* (min) 2.0%; eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)* (min) .05%; docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)* (min) .05%.”

My Description & Thoughts:

This food seems better than most readily available dog foods. The fact that most of the ingredients listed are recognizable whole foods is a great quality. I like some of the goodies listed on this ingredient list. My scrutiny of the ingredient list is that there are not organic ingredients and also some of the ingredients raise a little bit of a red flag for me. I desire whole-food derived sources of vitamins and minerals (as it makes the body more able to assimilate them) and it seems like these are not whole-food derived. Sourced from a trusted location, perhaps, but I always strive for organic, and I am finding that it is hard to find. I commend this brand’s efforts to take steps in the right direction as far as food quality for dogs. But, I see quite a bit of room for improvement. A positive is that Kona didn’t have loose stool or an upset tummy after transitioning her to this food.

Canned Food: Cluckin’ Good Stew

I and Love and You’s Description:

“Children’s books cannot seem to agree on the noises that dogs make. Sometimes it’s “bow wow.” Other times it’s “woof” or “arf” or “ruff.” But really, the only thing your dog will say after eating our grain free, protein-packed canned food is “Oh my dang. This is flippin’ phenomenal.

INGREDIENTS: Chicken, chicken broth, vegetable broth, dried egg whites, peas, natural flavor, carageenan, chicken liver, carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, guar gum, salt, calcium carbonate, spinach, sodium tripolyphosphate, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, cranberries, pumpkin, flaxseed oil, choline chloride, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, calcium Iodate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, potassium iodide, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein (min) 8.0%; Crude Fat (min) 4.0%; Crude Fiber (max) 1.0%; Moisture (max) 82.0%.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I like to add a spoonful of this canned food to her dry food to mix it up for her. She seems to like having the wet and dry food together, as the canned food gives off a bit more of an aroma than the dry food. Decent ingredient list, but again, I look forward to the day this brand integrates organic ingredients into their products, because I believe there are caring pet owners creating these products and are striving to work towards a great product that may evolve a bit over time.

Canned Food: Beef Booyah Stew

I and Love and You’s Description:

“Children’s books cannot seem to agree on the noises that dogs make. Sometimes it’s “bow wow.” Other times it’s “woof” or “arf” or “ruff.” But really, the only thing your dog will say after eating our grain free, protein-packed canned food is “Oh my dang. This is flipping’ phenomenal.

INGREDIENTS:

Beef, beef broth, vegetable broth, dried egg whites, peas, natural flavor, carageenan, beef liver, carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, guar gum, salt, calcium carbonate, spinach, sodium tripolyphosphate, potassium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, cranberries, pumpkin, flaxseed oil, choline chloride, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, calcium Iodate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, potassium  iodide, biotin, vitamin D3 supplement

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein (min) 9.0%; Crude Fat (min) 4.0%; Crude Fiber (max) 1.0%; Moisture (max) 82.0%.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Same overall thoughts on this product compared to the “Cluckin’ Good Stew.” Ingredients need improvement, though Kona seemed to enjoy eating it.

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Super Power Powder Daily Dog Multivitamin

I and Love and You’s Description:

“For that superhero dog of yours… If you take a multivitamin with that kale and flaxseed smoothie you pound every morning, you might want to start giving one to your favorite dog, too. An easy to use powder with a complete mineral and multivitamin blend, super power powder has what it takes to keep your dog feeling his best. He may never be faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive, but he might give that pesky backyard squirrel a run for his money. “I and love and you” Super Power Powder is a nutritional supplement containing digestive enzymes to help break down the nutrients in your dog’s food, with a generous portion of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to support healthy joints, skin, and coat. Super Power Powder helps to make up for what may be missing from your dog’s food, including nutrients lost in the manufacturing process, or nutrient potency that declines after food is opened. This is the ideal complement to your dog’s daily diet. Use with each feeding for optimum benefits.

INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredients per 2 teaspoons: Glucosamine (as Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium) 150mg, Chondroitin Sulfate 75mg, Green Lipped Mussel (whole) 225mg, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 200mg, L-Lysine 100mg, EPA/DHA Omega 3 Fatty Acids 100mg, Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate) 50mg, Calcium (as Tricalcium Phosphate) 50mg, Potassium (as Potassium Citrate) 40.68mg, Choline (as Choline Bitartrate)
40mg, Lactobacillus acidophilus 25mg, Saccharomyces boulardii 25mg, DL-Methionine 10.06mg, Chlorophyll 10mg, Hesperidin Complex 7.54mg, Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium, Pantothenate) 7.03mg, L-Threonine 5.51mg, Lemon Bioflavonoids 5.02mg, Thiamin (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 5mg, Niacin 5mg, Para-Aminobenzoic Acid 3.27mg, Riboflavin 2.5mg, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine, Hydrochloride) 2.5mg, Coenzyme Q10 1mg, Silicon (as Silicon Dioxide) 1mg, Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate) 0.5mg, Inositol 0.3mg, Biotin 0.05mg, Selenium (as Sodium Selenite) 0.05mg, Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate) 0.05mg, Cobalt (as Cobalt Carbonate) 0.02mg, Chromium (as Chromium Amino Acid Chelate) 0.01mg, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 0.005mg, Copper (as Copper Gluconate) 0.005mg, Folic Acid 0.003mg, Vitamin A (as Vitamin A Acetate) 200IU, Vitamin
D (as Cholecalciferol) 20IU, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl, Acetate) 7.55IU, Amylase 660SKBU, Lipase 367FIPU, Cellulase 18CU, Protease (Bromelain) 2.9GDU, Inactive Ingredients: Alfalfa Leaf, Flax Seed, Yucca Root.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I loved the idea of giving Kona a multivitamin. This product was also reasonably priced (on sale for about $15 at Natural Grocers). It is always a good sign to me when a company readily displays and discusses their ingredients on their labeling and website. Although I am not versed on some of the majority of these ingredients, I believe the ingredient list is complex because this multivitamin is wide reaching in regards to the vitamins and minerals it contains. However, I do find myself again wanting to see that these ingredients are whole-food derived and more easily digested Kona’s digestive sysyem.

In conclusion, to touch on my overarching feeling about these products…I believe this brand is doing a good thing here by being somewhat ingredient conscious and eliminating many preservatives commonly found in dog food. That said, I am a writer of a blog that preaches organic, therefore, I must mention that I would be more satisfied if these ingredients were undeniably organic, always. Lindsay at I and Love and You has been the epitome of generous, helpful, and easy to work and communicate with. I applaud their stellar customer service and their quirky and fun website and labeling. I look forward to seeing this company evolve and improve.