This post is sponsored by Icelandic+™ and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about Icelandic+™ and their all-natural dog chews and treats, but Life With Mutts only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Icelandic+™ is not responsible for the content of this article.
We all know that dogs LOVE to chew! I’m always looking for healthy, long lasting chews for my dogs, especially on days when I’m busy in the office and need to get some work done. They get a delicious treat, and I get some quiet time to work… if you can tune out the loud chewing noises from 4 mutts in a small room that is. (It’s an acquired skill!) We recently had the opportunity to try some all-natural lamb horn treats from Icelandic+™ and I’m so excited to tell you all about them!
Power Chewer Approved!
Some of you may not know this, but we are a dog bone-free, antler-free house. Helo, our 11 year old senior Bordador, is a crazy chewer. I mean, I’m sure you can hear him chew from the sidewalk outside our house. He loves to chew so much that he’s a bit too enthusiastic and actually broke one of his teeth on a marrow bone a few years ago. Since then, we are always looking for chews that are strong enough to last, yet not hard enough to risk another trip to the vet. I am THRILLED to say that Helo loves these Icelandic+ lamb horns even more than he did bones or antlers AND I don’t have to worry about his teeth! Similarly to hooves, lamb horns soften from your dog’s saliva as they chew, making them a much safer option for your power chewers. Plus, they don’t smell as bad as hooves either! Whew!
Even better than other treats like hooves, ears, or bully sticks, lamb horns actually help brush your dogs’ teeth! The horns are composed of thousands of small hair-like fibers that work to brush away tartar and plaque from your dog’s teeth as they chew. These fibers brush the gum lines, so if your dog’s teeth aren’t normally brushed, you may see a bit of bleeding or irritation at first, much like if you hadn’t flossed in a while. Over time, this will go away as your dog’s dental health improves thanks to Icelandic+, leaving behind whiter whites and healthier gums!
What’s different about Icelandic Lambs?
Iceland is a pure, natural, unspoiled place. A place where crossbreeding is strictly forbidden and their lambs are still very much like the ones that roamed the country since 874. They live much the same way too, which makes my animal-loving heart happy. They’re truly free-range, roaming in open pastures, feeding on natural grasses and moss, drinking from world-renowned clean, mineral-rich Icelandic waters. Not the “free-range” we’re used to here in the US. Plus, there are never any added hormones or antibiotics in their diet!
Why I love Icelandic+
I have a great respect for all living things, which is why I love that Icelandic+ is working with the Icelandic government to help ensure that as much of the lambs raised for food in the country is used as possible. Lamb horns are said to be the oldest dog treat in the world, given to dogs by the vikings over 1100 years ago. But, until Icelandic+, most of these horns were discarded by-product of the lamb industry. Now they are turned into sustainable, delicious treats for dogs everywhere!
Not only are the labs raised in a pure, natural way, but the horns are processed that way too. Icelandic+ only uses the most natural, pure Icelandic ingredients in their chews and treats. Their lamb horns are cleaned, boiled, and air dried. That’s it. That’s the whole process. No additives or preservatives, just an all-natural, 100% edible, ethically sourced dog chew. Plus, they meet strict FDA, USDA, EU, and MAST standards and regulations. In addition to ALL of that, they even have an in-house physiologist and nutritionist to ensure their treats are nutritionally appropriate, healthy and safe. Now that’s a treat I can feel good about giving my dogs! They also use the lamb horn marrow that naturally comes out during the cleaning process to make vitamin, mineral and protein-packed treats.
Icelandi+ lamb horns come in small and large, so every pup (even Roxie’s sized ones!) can enjoy the benefits and hours of entertainment ofIcelandic+™ lamb horns! ** Important: As with all dog chews, take the horn away if it becomes small enough to swallow. Always supervise while your dog is enjoying an Icelandic+ Lamb Horn
More Than Just Horns!
Icelandic+ offers more than just premium horns! They also make a variety of natural fish treats, in 4 varieties: Capelin whole fish, Cod fish chips, Cod fish skin rolls and Redfish skin rolls. Our dogs tried the Cod fish skin rolls and they absolutely loved them! I knew they would as soon as I opened the bag (the fishier the better, am I right?). Just like their horns, all that’s in their fish treats is… you guessed it, FISH. Nothing else. I love fish treats because they’re full of Omega-3 fatty acids that promote healthy skin and coat AND because they’re one-ingredient treats, they’re also great for dogs with sensitive stomachs! The fish are caught daily from the cold Icelandic waters, never frozen, just cleaned and dried. They’re 100% natural, 100% edible and digestible.
We are huge fans of Icelandic+ and know you will be too!
Give your dog the gift of PURE. NATURAL. UNSPOILED. Icelandic+ chews and treats.
Thanks for reading!
Debbie & The Mutts
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Icelandic+™. The opinions and text are all mine.