Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Full Moon Chicken Jerky Hip + Joint Health: Review & Giveaway

Full Moon Pet just launched a new Chicken Jerky product for Hip + Joint Health, and they offered to let Chewy get his paws on it and bring you the scoop!

Full Moon Pet is a family-owned dog treat company. They use USDA approved human-grade meats sourced from family farms in the US. Their treats are made in small batches using simple, wholesome recipes in USDA inspected or FDA approved kitchens.

Full Moon Pet treats are:
  • 100% made in the USA
  • 100% made with human-grade ingredients
  • Free of fillers like corn, wheat and soy
  • Without artificial preservatives, flavors or colors

Chewy was very excited to try their new Chicken Jerky Hip + Joint Health, as Chewy LOVES chicken jerky. There was a lot of drool involved in obtaining the following pictures.

These treats are made from cage-free Perdue chicken, and contain USA-sourced glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate for maintaining healthy hips and joints. They also contain tumeric for reducing inflammation. Although they are made from 100% human grade ingredients, an asterisk says "made for your pet to eat, not for you!" Dog treats tend to taste incredibly bland to humans, so I did not wish to try them, anyway.

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Chewy was very focused on this treat bag whenever I had it out. It passed his sniff test with flying colors, and he even tried (unsuccessfully) to eat through the packaging on a few occasions...

The treats look and smell delicious, even to my human senses. They are nicely sized jerky strips and around 3/16" thick. They are pretty easy to break apart into smaller portions, but Chewy of course prefers to eat a whole piece at a time. He makes his throaty "please let me eat that" noise when I hold a piece in front of him, and the drool puddles start forming while he waits.

I'll take that, thanks!

And on to Chewy's favorite part, taste testing! The dryness of this jerky treat makes it rather crunchy, which Chewy certainly likes. Some smithereens inevitably fall out of his mouth (because uncivilized Chewy chews with his giant mouth WIDE open), but he always makes sure to pick up every last crumb.

*crunch crunch crunch*

Chewy definitely approves of the taste of these treats.

Lip-lickin' good!

I cannot attest to this treat's hip + joint benefits, as Chewy is still a limber young dog and thankfully has shown no signs of joint discomfort so far. My hope is that the glucosamine and chondroitin in these treats help Chewy maintain joint health in his everyday activities, but I have no way of knowing for sure. Perhaps it's an "every little bit counts" kind of thing? Honestly, if I wanted to make sure he was ingesting a beneficial amount of these supplements, I would be giving him daily tablets with much larger doses. To me, it's kind of like dog dental care. I brush Chewy's teeth every day with dog toothpaste, but I still give him the occasional dental treat for good measure. But don't trust me on this issue- consult your veterinarian on what is best for your dog.

Overall, I think Full Moon Chicken Jerky Hip + Joint Health is a great treat. It satisfies Chewy's love of meat and crunch, and it looks and smells amazing. Plus, it is made with all-natural human-grade ingredients. If it came in a people version with some added seasonings, I would totally eat it! I am unsure whether it did anything for Chewy's hips and joints, but it certainly didn't hurt. We give this treat 4 paws up!

4 paws up for Full Moon Chicken Jerky Hip + Joint Health

Full Moon Pet dog treats are available nationwide at various retailers, including Walmart, Kroger, ShopRite, Stop and Shop, Target, and Lowes Foods. They are currently offering $1 coupons on their website and Facebook page. You can use both for $2 off!

Full Moon Pet was kind enough to provide a free bag of Chicken Jerky Hip + Joint Health for one lucky reader. Enter via Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 10/21/14. Sorry, US only.

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Disclaimer: Full Moon Pet provided us with a free bag of Full Moon Chicken Jerky Hip + Joint Health for review purposes, as well as Full Moon Pet swag (tennis ball, frisbee/tug toy, treat pouch). We did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed in this review are our own. Giveaway winner will receive prize directly from Full Moon Pet.


  1. Chewy certainly looks as if she enjoys those treats. Happy Tasty Tuesday to you all!

  2. Huh. I wonder if they're made with chicken feet? Chicken feet and cow trachea are two of the highest sources of glucosamine and chondroitin that you can get naturally. These look great!

  3. Chewy gives one heck of a four paws up pose :) I'm sure my little girl would love them to and give for paws up also. And of course we would share with her Aunt, a 9 year old lab mix.

  4. Those treats certainly seem to be popular with Chewy!

  5. My girls would love to try this jerky!

  6. Chewy you are adorable!! My senior dog, Kandy, loves chicken jerky so would love to try these :) Plus they would be beneficial to her joint health.

  7. Kota is 14 years old and has problems with his hips and he also loves chicken so this would be great for him!

  8. My neighbor has an older dog who will love these Full Moon chicken jerky treats.

  9. We'd love to be able to donate these treats to our local animal shelter for pups waiting for their forever homes to enjoy!

  10. i have a senior dog who love all treats

  11. I have five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds, including my senior girl, Suki (almost 14) and my Kyoko, who is 5-6 and was almost starved before I adopted her. Kyoko does have some issues with her joints, and of course, it's natural that Suki is getting issues with old age. So, yes, my dogs would like to try the Chicken Jerky Hip & Joint Health treats.

  12. My 12 year-old dog would love this!

  13. My Pug loves jerky. I know she would love to try Full Moon!

  14. I know both my dogs would like to try these!