We all absolutely Love to make our Labradors happy and nothing makes a Lab more Happy is a sweet tasting treat. However, giving our Labbies treats all the time can have some repercussions. Mostly, that they are not always the healthiest and are more of an equivalent to junk food.
When I was at the Global Pet Expo a couple weeks back, one of the main products that seemed to be getting the most attention were treats that performed a function. Mostly providing some of the awesome supplements that we humans take for ourselves. Labs, like humans, need additional vitamins and minerals in their diet to feel and perform at their best and live a healthy and happy life so they can stay with us as long as possible.
There are so many products out there it could make your head spin. So I was super stoked when I was able to meet the team at Cloud Star and they introduced me to their New line of treats Dynamo Dog™ Functional Dog Treats.
A Healthy Lab is a Happy Lab
I have always given Brody and Saban supplements. I started Brody on supplements for his skin and coat when I figured out he had allergies. I also switched his brand of dog food, but we will save that for another discussion. The supplements helped tremendously with his itching and on top of that his skin and coat flourished. Brody was always getting compliments on how soft he was. Naturally, when we adopted Saban, we put him on the same supplements.
Not all Supplements are Handy Dandy
These treats were designed for convenience and simplicity in mind. That is the one thing that the other supplements that I was using did not have. They were in the form of a huge tablet, I had to crush them up every time so that I knew that they would get fully digested. Now, it is super simple to give; Brody and Saban love them. I usually give them the Dynamo Treats at various times of the day.
The Dynamo Treats are awesome and having a Labrador Retriever, I pretty much use all the functions. I usually give the Tummy treats after they eat to help with the digestion and what not. The Tummy formula is vegan and has pumpkin and ginger in it to aid in digestion. Brody and Saban get the Hip & Joint Formula in the morning and like most hip and joint supplements, they contain glucosamine and chondroitin in it but Cloud Star took some extra steps and added green-lipped mussel, which is an added benefit. Skin & Coat is their bedtime treat. That way the omega-rich salmon oil and vitamin E can work their magic as Brody and Saban sleep.
We Love that the treats are All Natural, Gluten Free, Grain Free and Made in the USA by a Family Owned company. Yes, that matters too! The cost is not bad and about comparable to human vitamins and supplements. As always, It’s a Lab Thing suggests that you check with your Vet with regards to any questions and concerns that you may have regarding supplements.