I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was for this month’s Chewy Influencer pick! As usual, I received a list from Chewy of toys or treats that I could pick for Bruce Wayne to try. Chewy always sends a great list of brand name items we can choose from, but when I got to the bottom of the list, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I know what you are thinking …. Does a person actually get excited about this stuff?! YES, I do, lol.
For our November Chewy Influencer pick, I picked The Honest Kitchen “Nice Mussels”. These are freeze-dried mussels, so you don’t have to worry about shelling anything or having slimy mussel juice get on your hands. What’s so exciting about mussels? I’ve literally been on the hunt for these. These aren’t just any mussels, they contain New Zealand green lipped mussels. Still looking for the exciting part? Let’s get a little educational.
As many of you know, I have a “Dog God” and his name is Rodney Habib. I had recently read an article in Dogs Naturally Magazine (click to be redirected to the article) written by Rodney, who states that:
“they are a rich source of omega fatty acids and minerals. Powdered extract of GLM contains very high concentration of omega-3s and a unique combination of fatty acids that is not found in any other marine or plant life. Studies have also shown that they are used in order to reduce pain, and they can act as a feeding stimulant. However, their greatest healing properties correspond to the fact that they are a natural anti-inflammatory due to them being an excellent source of glucosamine and chondroitin.”
You can read the article to research the other benefits that green lipped mussels provide to dogs.
Needless to say, when I saw that these mussels were an option for me to try, I hopped right on the chance. Bruce Wayne’s health is super important to me and I’m always looking at natural ways to improve and boost his health. That’s where the excitement comes in. 😉
Below is a video of Bruce Wayne’s “first impression” of the mussels. Let’s just say I was certainly surprised and amused by his reaction. I would have thought that he would have loved these, as he loves stinky seafood, but Bruce Wayne is an extremely picky eater! What most dogs will gobble up, he’ll turn his little Chi-Chi nose up too. At the end of the video, you’ll see Bruce Wayne’s “Uncle Patches” first impression of the mussels. As you can see, he loves them. He even gobbled up Bruce Wayne’s when he realized BW wasn’t going to eat his. I guess it’s all about preference.
Interested in trying these treats with your pup? They can be purchased from Chewy (by clicking the link). They retail at $12.73 for 2 oz. (Remember, they are freeze-dried so that’s why it’s only 2 oz.) If your pup is picky like Bruce Wayne, Chewy also offers a green lipped mussel powder extract and can be found here. This is what I’m going to order to add a sprinkle to Bruce Wayne’s food.
If you try these with your pup, please let us know your thoughts. We love hearing how other pups take to our suggestions. Enjoy!
*Disclaimer* Chewy sent us the Nice Mussels for free in exchange for our honest review. My review and thoughts are always solely based on Bruce Wayne’s size and/or preferences!