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Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine Review – Taking the STINK out of Fish Oil

Dr. Harvey's Health and Shine Review
Written by Kevin Sando

We know that many pet parents who consider making their own dog food have one major hesitation – leaving out something important that could adversely impact the health of their pet!

Well, did you know that our friends and sponsors at Dr. Harvey’s have a whole line of supplements to help assure that your best friends are getting EVERYTHING they need in their new diets?

Today we are going to be sharing with you a product that has made a huge difference in Harley’s life – and one that we think would be beneficial to all dogs, but seniors in particular.

Introducing Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine

Health and Shine is a fish oil supplement for dogs consisting of pure salmon oil. This is naturally rich in both EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids.

Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine is available in a capsule form in counts of 90 or 180.

What are the Benefits of Fish Oil for Dogs?

Aside from being a great source of healthy fats (which is an important component of any diet) fish oil has been shown to provide a wide variety of other health benefits as well.

  • Reducing Inflammation – EPA is an anti-inflammatory and can help to relieve inflammation of the heart, kidneys and joints.
  • Improve Allergies – Can help to tame over active immune responses (a root cause of allergies)
  • Heart Health – Can help lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • Great for the Skin and Coat – Helps to promote a healthy, shiny coat and reduce shedding.
  • Promotes Brain and Eye Development – Fish oil has been shown to improve cognitive performance in both puppies and senior dogs.

What’s Inside? – Taking a Closer Look at the Ingredients

Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine is about as simple as it gets – consisting of fish oil and only what is required to form it into capsules (Which by the way is very important!).

Why is Fish Oil Best in Capsules?

Fish oil is extremely sensitive to oxidation, after which is not able to be readily utilized by the body. Oxygen can also lead fish oil to quickly become rancid – a situation that nobody wants to deal with in their home! Keeping fish oil in capsule form is the best way to prevent it’s exposure to oxygen until it is ready to be ingested by your dog.

Health and Shine Full Ingredient List:

  • Salmon Oil
  • Gelatin
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Water

Our Experience – Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine Review

According to the instructions on the packaging, dogs should be given one capsule per 20 pounds of body weight per day. That leaves us giving Harley 4 capsules and Charlie 3 capsules per day.

As we mentioned above, Health + Shine is available in jars of 90 or 180, so even with 2 big dogs the large container lasts us nearly a month! We find this to be a really great value, especially taking into consideration the results we have seen!

We love how these capsules have no discernible odor whatsoever. If you have ever dealt with fish oil in the past (even capsules), you will know that this is not always the case! Neither of our dogs are picky eaters and will ingest these capsules whole by simply tossing them on top of their food.

TIP: If your dog is more prone to pick things out of their food, you may want to try poking the capsules with a pin and pouring the oil onto their food instead.

So how are they doing?

Both Harley and Charlie are doing great since adding this supplement to their diet about one year ago. While many of the benefits of fish oil are difficult to confirm from the outside, they do regularly get compliments on the texture and sheen of their coats!

But there is one other thing in particular we have noticed that means so much more to us…

Harley’s Arthritis

Like most dogs his age, Harley has been showing some signs of arthritis for a few years. That being said, we have seen a MASSIVE improvement in symptoms since making the switch to Dr. Harveys. Most days he is able to go about his normal life – which includes a moderate to long walk without any ill effects.

Harley happy as can be!

A short while back however, we ran out of Health and Shine. For about a week we added other oils into Harley and Charlie’s food, and didn’t really think much of it. That is until we began to see those old signs creeping back into Harley’s life…

  • Shaky leg while urinating or stretching
  • Hesitance to jump up into the SUV
  • Pausing and whining at stairs

Only when we took a moment to investigate what had been different in his life and diet, did we begin to suspect that the absence of fish oil was having a detrimental effect. Sure enough, we re-upped our supply and Harley was back to normal within 3 days.

Why?

Well, arthritis is first and foremost an inflammatory disease. Swelling and pain in the joints can have many different causes including abnormal rubbing, trauma, or simply deterioration of the cartilage between joints due to age. No matter what the reason for it, as an anti-inflammatory, fish oil can work wonders at reducing the pain and discomfort of this condition.

Why MyDogLikes Dr. Harvey’s Health and Shine

Health and Shine is an extremely simple and convenient way to add fish oil to your dogs diet – offering a whole host of benefits that go way beyond a healthy skin and coat!

Combined with Dr. Harvey’s Ortho-Flex, we have been amazed at the difference these supplements have made in Harley’s arthritis and overall mobility! While Charlie doesn’t yet have any mobility concerns we still use Health and Shine to be proactive with his health and to keep his coat puppy soft!

Want to try out Health and Shine for yourself?

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About the author

Kevin Sando

Kevin is a mechanical engineer with a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has move than a decade experience in new product design, prototyping and early stage manufacturing. Pairing this background with his love of dogs, gives him a unique perspective to evaluate the design and execution of new and interesting pet products.

52 Comments

  • I love that fish oil can help pain and discomfort from arthritis. I have a dog with this condition, and want to help her as much as possible.

  • My poor Abi has such sensitive skin and alot of inflammation. Her being white and having a short coat makes it worse

  • My pup was hit by a car while he was still with his previous family and I am definitely concerned with keeping his joints healthy. Dr. Harvey’s products are excellent so I am sure this would be just the ticket.

  • My yellow lab, Jacq, does have allergiesv and is on a special food regimen. I would greatly appreciate being able to add this to his diet.

  • I love all the benefits this would be so amazing for my girls please pick them as the winner 🙂

  • My dog has had two surgeries on his neck for degenerative disc disease. I would look forward to the fish oil helping combat any inflammation that might occur.

  • I love that it will help with arthritis! My little dog is having trouble with that now 🙁

  • My dog has a tendency to develop hot spots on his skin, so I give him fish oil daily to help. I would love to try this kind to keep his skin and coat in good condition!

  • i love the fact that fish oil helps reduce inflammation….and important benefit when you’re dealing with seniors like my 18 year old Rosie

  • My senior dogs have arthritis. I would like to see if we can achieve the same results that you did.

  • I would like to use it for my dogs skin and coat. Also for my older dog and his arthritis.

  • the benefit that I am most interested in is the reducing inflamation. I know he would be more active.

  • Would like to win some Health and Shine my 5 yr. old Shih Tzu is very picky would like to see if she likes it before I buy it. I take Fish Oil every day and would like her to take it to. Thank You.

  • I like that for Bailey coat and he was born with problems with his joints in his legs
    and this will help with that,

  • it really helps with many things for the dogs, coats, brain, joints, for my oldest it is for her brain and j joints.

  • My dogs suffer from dry skin & dull coats unless I give them fish oil supplements, and these sound amazing with their extra benefits!

  • I would love to try this for my 14 Y/O Chihuahua! ONLY human grade food and supplements for my fur babies

  • I actually have two things that interest me. The helping improve allergies because my dog suffers from bad allergies and the fact that it helped Harley’s arthritis. My dog is 11 and suffers from arthritis and I would love to see her start going on longer walks again.

  • Reducing inflammation is going to help with so many issues that dogs face as they get older. Thanks for the chance to win this great product.

  • We currently live in Colorado so my doggie has very dry skin. Even to the point of having dandruff…poor guy. We have switched his food to a pure ocean diet and used leave in conditioners. My favorite benefit of fish oil is skin health.

  • I have three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds. My Kyoko was nearly starved before being dumped at the high-kill shelter I adopted her from. I worry about the long-term consequences of her near starvation, as a dog’s organs can be affected but not always show problems for years. I like that this product helps protect the heart.

  • I myself suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. I know the pain that comes with it. Sadie is getting on up in age and I know she aches as well.

  • Improve Allergies, Heart Health and Great for the Skin and Coat would be benefits I would like to see for my dog.

    • You should definitely give it a try, Bren. We are so happy with Harley’s movement since he started on Health and Shine.

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