When Bonnie & Clyde’s founder Jon reached out to see if Missy & Buzz would be interested in trying his Wild Omega-3 Fish Oil, I was excited to be able to say “yes”!
I had been contacted by a different company who makes joint & deshedding supplements several weeks before, but unfortunately couldn’t agree to work with them after having taken a closer look at their ingredient list.
They included questionable ingredients such as soy & silicone dioxide, which made it a no-brainer for me to politely decline.
I’ve made it my mission to keep harmful ingredients out of the pups’ lives ever since Missy kicked cancer’s butt earlier this year, so please don’t ask me to feed the pups a supplement containing potential allergens (many dogs are allergic to soy) & indigestible fillers/binding agents (such as silicone dioxide) when there’s a healthier, more natural alternative available!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post ~ K9sOverCoffee received one 16 oz (473 ml) bottle of Wild Omega-3 Fish Oil from Bonnie & Clyde Premium Pet Goods in return for an honest review. Bonnie & Clyde Premium Pet Goods is not responsible for the content of this blog post.
Bonnie & Clyde’s Wild Omega-3 Fish Oil convinced me in two ways: First of all, there are only 2 human-quality ingredients used to make the oil (as opposed to pet-grade), which have not been treated with growth hormones/antibiotics/chemicals.
Second of all, Kimberly Gauthier of KeepTheTailWagging.com highly recommends this brand. I know that Kimberly is a raw feeder who supplements her 4 dogs’ meals with only the healthiest & best products currently available, so for me, this was additional validation of Bonnie & Clyde’s high quality fish oil!
Who are Bonnie & Clyde?
A few years ago, founder Jon & his fiancée found 2 white, emaciated, sick cats in a barn and gave them their new forever home. Siblings Bonnie & Clyde are now the namesake of Jon’s company Bonnie & Clyde Premium Pet Goods!
Side note: You may have noticed a dog and a cat in Bonnie & Clyde’s logo, as opposed to two cats. The simple reasoning behind this is that Bonnie & Clyde’s products are for both dogs AND cats! Hooray for all you multi-pet-species households 😉
Premium Fish Oil Rich in EPA/DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Bonnie & Clyde Premium Pet Goods offer THE premium fish oil currently available on the market! It is human grade, wild caught, and sustainably fished, with an extremely high EPA/DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acid content & non-GMO Vitamin E (2 ml of the fish oil contain 276mg EPA, 184mg DHA, and 40IU Natural Vitamin E).
What Exactly Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are highly unsaturated fats – the good kind of fats. There are essentially 2 different kinds of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Less powerful ones, and more powerful ones.
The less powerful ones are ALA (AlphaLinolenic Acid) and are found in plants and nuts such as flaxseed and walnut. They are often included in inferior pet supplements.
The more powerful ones are EPA & DHA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid and DocosaHexaenoic Acid) and occur in cold water fish. They are the ones that Jon chose to include in his pet supplement.
Fish Oil from Wild Caught Sardines, Anchovies, & Mackarel (not farmed)
The fish oil is extracted from sardines, anchovies, and mackerels, which are sourced in the South Pacific (Chile, Peru), and sometimes also off the coast of North Africa (Morocco), depending on seasonal availability.
It is more concentrated than salmon, pollock, krill, and cod liver oil.
The fish oil is manufactured in a 100% carbon neutral, ISO-9001, and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-certified facility in Iceland. This means that the facility meets international quality management standards.
Natural Vitamin E from Non-GMO Argentinian Sunflowers
This natural, d-alpha tocopherol vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and the most biologically active form of vitamin E you can get!
It helps keep the oil fresh, and is derived from non-GMO Argentinian sunflowers (GMO is short for Genetically Modified Organisms).
It also helps protect dogs (& cats) from free radicals and oxidative stress. Dogs need more Vitamin E when consuming more dietary fats (such as Omega-3s, so it’s pretty clever to combine the Omega-3s with the Vitamin E, rather than having to supplement the Vitamin E separately).
The Vitamin E is manufactured in Argentina, in a GMP and FDA-registered facility.
Side Note: Soy is one of the main sources of Vitamin E; Bonnie & Clyde Premium Pet Goods chose not to source their Vitamin E from soy because many dogs are allergic to it.
Omega-3s Provide Benefits To Many Conditions
Fish oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, and as such battles the following conditions:
Flaky Skin & Coat
Joint Problems & Osteoarthritis
Neurological & Cognition Problems
Cardiovascular Health Problems
Inflammatory or Autoimmune Disease
Renal Disease & Gastrointestinal Health
Studies have found that dogs will typically start experiencing benefits within 3-8 weeks of daily fish oil intake.
Shelf Life & $0.29 Per-Day Cost!
Bonnie & Clyde’s Wild Fish Oil will last 4 months once opened and needs to be refrigerated.
The 16 oz bottle we received is labeled “For Big Dogs & Multiple Dog Households” – while the fish oil can be given to both dogs & cats, this particular size bottle should only be purchased for large dogs, as its shelf life does not exceed 4 months (small dogs & cats need considerably less oil per day than large dogs).
According to Bonnie & Clyde’s Premium Pet Goods, the bottle will last 99 days for a 50 lb dog (which translates into a $0.29 per day cost, by the way!).
2 Methods to Apply the Oil: Convenient Pump & Pouring Cap
Every bottle of wild fish oil comes with a convenient, easy-to-serve 2 ml-pump and a pouring cap. I found the pump easiest to measure out the pups’ respective oil needs (1 pump per 20 lb), meaning Missy (50 lb) gets 2.5 pumps per day, & Buzz (70 lb) gets 3.5 pumps per day). However, I can see it being easier using the pouring cap for smaller pets’ oil needs than trying to capture 1/4 or 3/4 of a pump.
Remember to Introduce the Fish Oil Slowly Due to its Concentrated Form
Our bottle arrived with a thank you & instructions card, reminding us to start using the fish oil slowly. Since it’s concentrated, adding too much during the first few days can cause diarrhea & loose stool.
Since Missy’s daily allowance is 2.5 pumps, I started adding half a pump once a day to her food. Buzz’s allowance calls for 3.5 pumps, so I started with 1 daily pump for him.
Missy did just fine with the half pump for a few days, but Buzz had loose stool after I added the first full pump to his meal (which isn’t exactly surprising since he has a sensitive tummy).
I waited 24 hours before adding more fish oil to his food, and lowered the dosage to half a pump, which I continued giving for the first week.
Beginning in week 2, I slowly increased both pups’ dosages, and have now arrived at their recommended respective amounts. I am glad to report that there has not been any more loose stool!
Odorless to Humans, Yet Tasty to Dogs!
The manufacturing process removes the fish oil scent from the bottle, meaning my human nose isn’t able to detect any fishy smell at all, yet Missy’s & Buzz’s fine taste buds seem to be very attracted to its contents!
Apparently this fish oil does have the power to entice picky eaters who are fed a dry food diet to dig in again– I read several reviews of the fish oil on Amazon which stated just that! Since feeding the pups a raw diet, I no longer have any issues getting our picky eater Buzz to eat, but he still does appreciate the fish oil add-on!
16 oz Currently on Sale for $24.95 With Free Standard Shipping in the Continental United States
The large 16 oz bottle of premium wild fish oil retails for $41.95 and is currently on sale for $24.95 (standard shipping within the Continental US is always free). As of now, this is the only size available. However, a smaller size bottle of the fish oil will be made available in 2016.
Are There Any Risks?
Vitamin E can have an effect on blood clotting. If your dog (or cat) takes blood-thinning medication or has a bleeding disorder, you should consult with your veterinarian before adding the fish oil to your pet’s diet.
100% Lifetime Money Back Guarantee
That’s how confident Bonnie & Clyde Premium Pet Goods are in their wild fish oil – they will refund your money no questions asked if you are unsatisfied with the quality of the oil at any point after the purchase.
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I firmly believe that prevention is everything. It’s become my new motto in 2015. I’d rather be proactive and do my best to prevent a possible illness or ailment (this goes for both the pups as well as for myself), than having to fix it later on down the road.
I believe that both Missy & Buzz will profit from the fish oil in the long run as they aren’t yet bothered by arthritis, joint problems, hip dysplasia, or any other inflammatory diseases (they are almost 4.5 years young).
I’m making the more informed decision to invest “in my dogs’ health that will surely pay dividends over the years” (I’m quoting Jon here – love this perspective!).
(How) Are you investing in your dog’s health? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!