The girls recently got to taste test two products from VetIQ: Minties Dental Treats and Skin & Coat Chews.
If you’re one who uses other dental chews (like Greenies or Dentastix), Minties have some compelling advantages over those products—namely, their bones do not include wheat, corn, or soy. I’ve found that many dental chews tend to include these fillers, which certainly aren’t beneficial for dogs (or humans, for that matter).
Eden was our tester for the Minties bones, and here she is sitting politely and waiting for her treat:
The bag we received (for large dogs) had four bones in it. I had a hard time determining how much this bag sells for, so it’s difficult to assess how cost-effective these dental bones are, compared with its bigger-name competitors.
The skin & coat chews are also generously sized and chewy treats, which Pyrrha definitely enjoyed. She was begging for more after her first taste!
The skin & coat chews are wheat free and are also made in the United States. The fish oil (the omega 3 benefit advertised on the bag) are somewhat lower in the list of ingredients, however, so I’m not sure how potent that advertised benefit would be. Still, both dogs definitely enjoy these treats, and we’re happy with the ingredients list and the source. They’d also serve as generous-sized training treats.
Both products were a hit with the girls, and we were happy to be able to review them. Minties and the Skin & Coat Chews are available at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Safeway, and other big-box stores in the United States.
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3 thoughts on “Review: Minties and Skin & Coat Chews”
Kind of a silly question but I’m curious to know how you get approached for reviews? It’s something I’m interested in doing but I’m not sure how to go about it. Thanks!
We have been using dental treats for a while because Greyhounds are particularly infamous for having dental problems but I have been really happy to see the options expanding and including things that are a lot healthier for our dogs.
I picked up Minties at Sam’s Club. They are now my Aussie’s favorite treat