Friday, April 8, 2011

Ark Naturals Sea "Mobility" Joint Rescue Beef Jerky Review

I am thrilled to bring you another review from Ark Naturals (go here to read my previous review). Ark Naturals is an amazing pet company that makes natural, healthy and yummy tasting pet products. They have quickly become one of Tequila's (my chihuahua) favorite companies and I love that they are actually good for him too.

For this review, Tequila tried the Sea "Mobility" Joint Rescue Beef Jerky. This beef jerky has glucosamine, msm, chondroitin and sea cucumber. If you have never heard of glucosamine, msm and chondroitin; they are over the counter joint supplements that are also used for humans. I have actually used them myself to help with my knee pain (my knee was dislocated in order to place a rod in my leg for an operation I previously had and there is a lot of pain). I already know that this combination works great. Unfortunately, it tastes awful in the supplement form for humans & it would be hard to get dogs to eat it. Plus, I don't know if the dose would be safe for animals. That is why I leave that up to Ark Naturals. Not only did they manage to make a dog version of the supplement, but they put it in beef jerky! How awesome is that?

The reason why I choose to try the Sea "Mobility" is because smaller dogs like chihuahuas often have joint and hip issues. They particularly have problems when they jump a lot. We have a high couch and Tequila is always jumping on and off of it. My Father recently had to have his dog (who is only 4 years old and a Dachshund) operated on for this reason. It broke my heart and I don't want Tequila to have to go through that. Sea "Mobility" helps with joints, mobility and flexibility. It comes in not only beef jerky, but lamb jerky, venison jerky and chicken jerky. The meat is farm raised, grain fed, has no hormones, no antibiotics and no by-products. You can be sure you are feeding your pup the best.

Since Tequila can be picky about what he eats, I decided to stick with the beef jerky (which he has always been a fan of). The beef jerky is 56% real beef. The first thing I noticed when I took out the beef jerky is that it smells good. It doesn't smell like yucky dog treats. The beef jerky looks like flat beef strips. Now, for the taste test:

We actually had to take pictures twice because he ate the first one so fast! You are only supposed to give them one daily per 50 lbs, so it took two days to get these pictures. Needless to say, Tequila loves the taste of the beef jerky. I love that I can give him supplements that he needs easily and worry less about him having health issues.
If you have a pet, you need to check out Ark Naturals. You can actually search their website based on your animal (cat or dog) and their problem (joint, dental, ears, etc.). They have a lot of great products that are high quality. They also have a lot of great information on their website to help answer your pet questions. Like Ark Naturals on Facebook too! They have fan photo contests where you can win prizes.

Disclaimer: I received the above product in exchange for this review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

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