When we are asked to review products we've said before that we're quite picky. That's not because we don't think it's any good or not a decent product but just that the market for dog treats, food and accessories is so massive that we would be writing about nothing else.
Our first criteria is 'would this be beneficial to our dogs?' Then we look at something that would be of interest to ourselves and others and sometimes is it just as simple as something the dogs would just love.
After some research and talking to the guys at True Leaf I was very happy to have a look at some of their range of treats to see what the dogs thought and also to explore the potential health benefits. Monty has had numerous joint and muscle issues and as he's got older he is certainly creaking a little more each year.
With that in mind we wanted to let him try the hip and joint treats for a period to see how it may help him with his general day to day aches and pains.
The official description is as follows,
'True Hemp Treats designed to be more than just a treat! Natural, healthy & with joint support! These tasty treats use the wonderful properties of Hemp together with fresh poultry and no grain to give your dog a little extra support at treat time'.
Contains hemp leaf and ground hemp seed, containing powerful actives and omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids
Green lipped mussel from New Zealand: known to support hip and joint function.
Turmeric root: a powerful antioxidant to help protect against free-radical damage.
Canadian product made in the EU
One thing I can say with no shadow of doubt is that Monty loved the treats and they were eaten very eagerly. In terms of the health benefits it is really only something that you can assess over quite a long time but I can say that he is certainly going through a period of good movement and he's as energetic as Monty ever is.
All in all I'm very happy with them and we can certainly recommend them as something to try as both an enjoyable treat and a possible benefit to movement and joint pain.
You can see all of their products and shop online at https://www.facebook.com/trueleafpetuk/