Monday, March 31, 2014

Pet Naturals of Vermont Breath Bars Review and Free Product Offer

Perhaps one of the most largely touted/known benefits of feeding a raw diet is the improvement and/or maintenance of oral health associated with it.  I feed my dogs a prey model raw diet, and can honestly say that their teeth are much cleaner than most other dogs, along with their breath being much less offensive.

Having said that, Neeko does have a bit of tarter build up right along the gum line on both of her upper canines, and Faolan occasionally has breath that isn't awful, but isn't necessarily fresh.

Neeko's tarter build up.
Pet Naturals of Vermont sent us some of their Breath Bars to try out, and a link with which to offer our readers a free bag of Breath Bars for their dogs.  I have worked with them in the past, and I feel their Calming treats really helped us out during our move.

According to Pet Naturals, these bars work both in the mouth and the gut to both reduce bad breath and fecal odor.

Spirulina contains various antioxidants, and research has shown that it has antimicrobial properties.  The chlorophyll within spirulina may potientially strengthen teeth and may reduce bad breath.

Parsley is a well known breath freshener.  Ever wonder why some restaurants use it as a garnish?

I am not familiar with Champignon Mushroom Extract, but apparently it works in the intestines to reduce bad breath, and can also help with body odor.

Yucca Schidigera is thought to aid in digestion, so I am guessing this is the ingredient that will help lessen fecal odor.

Cinnamon has several beneficial properties, including anti-fungal, antibacterial, and is an odor neutralizer.

The inactive ingredients are okay.  These seem to be grain-free, and have much better ingredients than some other available dental chews.  This product does contain soy lecithin, and also brewers yeast.  Bruce cannot have these because of the brewers yeast.

These bars are approximately 5 inches in length, and surprisingly heavy/dense feeling.  They have a faint smell to them, and it is not unpleasant.  It made me think of a baked good, which is probably due to the apple pectin and cinnamon.

Ignore my chapped hands.  It has been a long winter.
Both Neeko and Faolan readily ate them.  Faolan even scent-rolled on his initially, but I was not quick enough to capture a picture of it. 

Honestly, I did notice an immediate improvement in Faolan's breath, which is kind of impressive.  His breath was not artificially scented, it was just a little less noticeable.  Like I said, his breath is not terrible, but I actually notice his, unlike Neeko's and Bruce's.

I will continue to offer these, and see if there is a noticeable improvement in Neeko's tarter build up on her canines.  Sometimes my dogs have stinky poops, other times their poops hardly have a smell at all.  But the smell never lingers, so I will truly have no way of knowing if these really do reduce fecal odor.  I cannot believe I just wrote about what my dogs' poops smell like...

I gave a few of these to my friend and fellow raw feeder Michelle, to see what her dogs, Jackson and Lexus, thought of them, and will update this post once I find out.  I am sure they were a big hit, particularly with Lexus.

Pet Naturals of Vermont is offering a free bag of Breath Bars (valued at $22.99) to the first 100 readers who sign up through this link-  After 100, discount coupons will be issued.

EDIT-I have been informed that one person's confirmation email went to their spam folder.  If you sign up, be sure to check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive a confirmation email.

Disclaimer-I am being provided with free products in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are strictly my own.


  1. I'm so glad to have you as a friend, you're very knowledgeable and have always offered me great advice regarding my woofer food and treats. I'm also very glad you take this knowledge and help others. Keep it up! :)

    1. You're welcome! Thank you for the kind words. You should blog about Kierra and Klaus.

  2. I signed up for a bag! My boy is close to needing a teeth cleaning, and it would be nice to have something to help out in the meantime.

  3. I signed up too! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Signed. Bast's breath is usually all right because of his raw diet, but Grendel's can get pretty rank. Curious to try these out!

  5. We can't sign up over the pond we say enjoy. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. I enjoy your blog and the recommendations!

  7. I enjoy your blog and the recommendations!

  8. That's exactly where all three of my dogs have tartar build up. We brush and brush but those treats look wonderful! I actually share my Spirulina tablets with the dogs sometimes- they beg for them as if it were a treat. Thanks for the great review!

  9. we are on our way over right now...thanks!!
    stella rose

  10. I wanted to let you know we received an email back and they are sending a bag of them our way...thanks so much for letting us know!!
    stella rose

  11. Gonna sign up and hope we get it! They sure look yummy and it's awesome that they contribute to dental health. We've started brushing our teeth but are yet to see progress.

    Dina Mom

    PS. Yep, we did switch blogs. If you want you can check out our 'Fresh Start' post in the archives on

  12. Way cool! I have signed up! Hope i'm not to late!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  13. If the offer still stands true, I would get my pet this bar. I'm sure it would make my teacup pitbull smell a whole lot better than earlier before.


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