I realize this is a food blog for the human type, but nothin’ wrong with changing things up every once in awhile, right? Our furry, barking friends are getting all the attention today.
When Cloud Star emailed me about their new Dynamo Dog Functional Treats, specifically mentioning Dakota + Kenna, I couldn’t pass up the chance to try them out. Especially because the Dynamo line is perfect for our big pups! They are specifically formulated with specific vitamins + supplements for hip + joint health, tummy, and skin + coat.
Our dogs both already take glucosamine chondroitin for hip + joint health and eat ground flax meal in their breakfast for skin + coat health [after discussing both with our vet, of course].
Both dogs used to have quite significant limps on one or both hind legs, most likely due to hard sprinting and quick stopping/pivoting while playing fetch and chasing each other in the yard. We’ve changed up their exercise to more walking and bike rides, instead of the intense yard running which helped significantly. They also both take glucosamine chondroitin, and after a few months on that their limps completely cleared up. Dakota had hers for quite awhile, so we were thrilled with the results. I’m sure it was a combination of the supplements and more forward-moving exercise.
For awhile we were also giving the dogs salmon oil with their breakfast, but the large pump containers were a gigantic pain to deal with. Without fail the containers would always leak in the pantry and make a sticky mess. Not to mention it would make the pantry smell like salmon, which is not a smell I enjoy. haha
So we decided to start giving them ground flax which they love and I always have on hand in the fridge for myself. I grind 1lb batches every week or two and store it all in a sealed jar in the fridge because flax—especially once milled—can turn rancid quickly.
I was stoked to see the high-quality ingredient list these treats boast and that they are grain, soy, wheat, and corn free. Not that our dogs eat that way with their daily food but it’s nice to see a company keeping those things in mind. Check out the details for the “Skin & Coat” treats:
Salmon, chickpea flour, potato flour, tapioca starch, maple syrup, vegetable glycerine, carrots, apples, spinach, cherries, sweet potatoes, cranberries, natural flavor, salt, flaxseed, avocados, eggs, salmon oil, phosphoric acid, sorbic acid (as preservative), vitamin E supplement, citric acid, mixed tocopherols (as preservative), rosemary.
And because supplements are part of the ingredient list they have easy to follow charts on the bags telling you how many treats are okay to feed your dog daily, depending on weight.
Obviously the dogs LOVED the treats, and I enjoyed the excuse to take some photos of the pups and share them with all of you!
They see me holding the bag.
“Can I have just 1 more?”
“I’m bored. Where’s the food?”
“Still bored. Anymore treats?”
“I see it in your hand, lady!!!”
Cloud Star wanted to team up for a giveaway [within the US] offering FOUR bags from their Dynamo Dog Treat line!
Winner will receive 5oz bags of the following:
-  Hip & Joint – one in each flavor!
-  Skin & Coat
-  Tummy
- Leave a comment below telling me anything about your furry, dog friends!
- Sunday, April 28th 9pm [EST]
Not a sponsored post. All thoughts + opinions are my own [and Dakota + Kenna’s!]. I always enjoy helping promote companies who pay such attention to quality with their products! Thanks, Cloud Star!