Thursday, May 2, 2013

Epic Pet Health Supplements - Product Review, Interview & Opportunity for 2

I was recently contacted by Amy Swartz DC, owner of Epic Pet Health about trying one of her Natural Supplements.  After looking at the variety of supplements on her website, I decided I would give the Skin supplement a try.


About Skin
This supplement promotes healthy skin and coats for dogs and cats.  It also relieves scratchy, dry skin.

Chewed and raw paw
In case you don't know, I have suffered on-and-off with skin allergies for some time.  My first vet said that I was probably allergic to grass since the itchy rash was always on my paws (and also on my tummy and legs).  He told Ma to keep me out of the grass.

Huh?!?  Um, I'm a dog and the grass is where I do my 'business'...
never mind that the grass is where I do a lot of my lizard and bunny hunting!



Itchy & raw
Anyway, the rash is always itchy and so, I scratch and chew it raw.  My new vet has tried numerous remedies which have worked until...they stop working.  Which is why Ma and I decided to give the Skin supplement a try.

Amy sent me the Skin supplement and she was nice enough to toss in the Repair supplement as well.

About Repair
Repair helps boost the body's immune response and relieves aches, pains and inflammation.  It is good for injury recovery and supports the body during illness.

Let me say...Ma and I were completely skeptical that the Skin supplement would work!  Nothing has gotten rid of this itchy rash for long.  When we opened the supplements, Ma sprayed it in her hand and sniffed it (I have trained her well, no?!?).  It looks and smells like water so we thought "this is never going to work".

Dog, we were wrong.

Almost immediately the Skin relieved the itching.  Ma noticed that I was scratching and chewing a lot less.  We followed the directions and sprayed it on my rash as well as on my food and water (since it has no odor, I eat it right up).

Redness & Itch gone
We used Skin for one week, without the Repair.  Once we added the Repair though, the rash really started healing up.  It's been two weeks now and great dawg, my rash is almost gone.

Surprised at the efficacy, I asked Amy about the "secret ingredient" in the supplements.  She got all Kung Fu Panda on me, told me "there IS no secret ingredient" and said:

Amy:  All the supplements are a combination of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc in filtered water with electrolytes, such as Vitamin A, B, C, D, E and oxygen added. The supplements are put on the food, water, and body so that they that they are simultaneously being absorbed by the skin, nasal passages, digestive tract, and body tissues which gets results faster.  I believe they are effective because they are diluted like a homeopathic remedy so the body can use them right away and not have to wait for the digestive tract to break down a pill.

So, I'm thinking Amy must be some super-duper vet or chemist, right?!  Wrong again.  Then how does a Civil Engineer and Holistic Chiropractor begin developing pet supplements?

Amy:  It was for the love of my dog! Actually, the first supplement I made was for my best friend’s dog who was in kidney failure.  They live 2000 miles away and I wanted to do something so I made him a supplement to help with pain.  The dog died before I could mail the supplement, so I gave it to my dog.  In less than 24 hours my dog’s arthritis had eased up so much that he was doing laps around my house for 45 minutes at a time.  He was obviously feeling a lot better, so I started making supplements for other conditions.  The supplements are all human grade and I take them all too. 

Wow!  When you first started developing these supplements for your dog, did you know right away that they would work?

Amy:  I knew they would work if I created the right formula  because of his profoundly positive reaction to the pain relief supplement that I first  gave him.  This is where the civil engineering and chiropractic comes in.  I have a good understanding of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics that I apply when formulating the supplements.  Instead of trying to fix one problem I try to help the entire body recover so the immune system is better prepared if the illness or injury occurs again. 

What are the most popular supplements?

Amy:  Happy is very popular with rescued pets, pets who have lost family members and are grieving, and pets who suffer separation anxiety.  A lot of animals have skin and allergy issues, so the Skin and Clear formulas are popular for those issues.  Calm is popular for puppies and kittens with more energy than the owner knows what to do with!  Calm is very relaxing and relieves stress too.  One of my favorite supplements is Repair.  It can be used for anything from skin issues, to illness and injury.  For chronic problems, Repair works great when paired with other supplements such as Skin.  It’s the extra boost the pet needs to get back to normal.

Where can pet parents purchase these supplements?

Amy:  The supplements can be purchased on Amazon.  (By the way, that Amazon link will take you to all the supplements!)

There are about 25 supplements for sale at Amazon and each one targets a specific issue.  Skin is the supplement of the month for May which means there is a 15% discount (for those of you with skin itchies like me!).

You may be saying to yourself, "Terrierific!  This has been a good (and long) post with an interesting product review and an interview with Amy Swartz DC, owner of Epic Pet Health Natural Supplements but what, Great Oz, is the 'Opportunity for 2'??"

Good question!

The "Opportunity for 2" is for two (2) pet bloggers who are willing to do their own Product Review.

You can get an Epic Pet Health Natural Supplement of your choice to use and to review on your blog!  If you are interested, please leave a comment with which supplement you would choose and why, and enter the Rafflecopter below.  (The 2 winners will be announced on Monday, May 13, 2013.)


Review Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. I was given a free product to review. The opinions in this review are my own and not influenced by any outsider. I receive no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

Good luck!

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46 comments:

  1. Wow, I hope it helps you feel better!

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    1. It is totally making me feel better!

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  2. You found something that really worked for you and stopped your itching? Oz that is totally pawsome! You know that I get itchies too, mostly from flea allergies so I'd like to test out the Immune formula...I got a flea bite last week and itched myself silly (well, sillier than usual) so this would be a great product for me

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    1. Yes Giz, it really works. We were so surprised, because nothing works for long. These supplement can be taken regularly...for as long as you need them...and with allergies, that may be forever.

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  3. Oz, this sounds amazing! How exciting! Everyone should know about this!

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    1. Tell everyone you know, Miss Flea!

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  4. hmm, the skin one sounds interesting. Charlie has been itching a lot as of late, The skin supplement may be a good one to try, but having the repair supplement may be extremely valuable on the trail. Was this on the pads of the paws that were turning raw or the skin near the paw?

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    1. Agree about the Repair. We will be going camping again soon and Ma plans to bring both supplements, just in case!

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  5. That's fantastic, so glad to hear the rash is clearing up:-)

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  6. Hmmmm it sounds interesting - we are skeptical too having been down the itchy supplements thing before (they made me sooooo sick)but the sprays sounds better. We will have to look into the repair.

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    1. These supplements didn't make me feel sick at all and they really did relieve the itching, redness and inflammation. We were surprised!

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  7. I would pick either the Calm or the Happy for my anxious sissy Boston.
    Nola

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    1. That would be very nice of you Nola to get some for your sister.

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  8. We are just glad it works for you and the rash has gone down and the itchiness has stopped. An allergy to grass has to be the worse. What a bummer. Our paws are crossed it keeps on working. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly. Yeah, an allergy to grass kinda stinks because it never truly goes away, what with all my hunting and exploring...IN THE GRASS!!! BOL

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    2. We wanted to say my Lily, but IPhone said my silly, BOL

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  9. My silly would love the itchy stuff cause she is allergic to grass. Great review
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Thanks. Be sure to join the Rafflecopter if you want to give it a try!

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  10. Hi, what a great opportunity. We have a blog shespeaksbark.com where brothers Bear & Scooter share their tips and tricks to modern dog care & ownership. Bear suffers from skin allergies similar to you, so we'd love to give that Skin or Repair (or both!) a try to see if it's a fix for our itches too!!!

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    1. It is a lovely opportunity! I hope you entered in the Rafflecopter for your chance to win!

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  11. Very interesting! Glad your rash issue is going away! My sister has arthritis and is we have been trying all kinds of things to try to help with that, so we know when you find the right thing you stick with it and it may not work as well on every dog.

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    1. That is so true, Emma. I hope your sister's arthritis gets better. That's a bummer.

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  12. Sounds like a very interesting product. I could not find a list of ingredients on their website. I like to review ingredients of whatever I give the dogs.

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    1. I think all the supplements contain a combination of the ingredients listed in the interview section of this post. I can't imagine there would be anything else in there since it is clear and doesn't smell like anything but water.

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  13. We would love to try & review "Repair", for several reasons. This is a great post! Thanks for the information and the opportunity.

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    1. You got it, McGuffy Ann. And you're welcome.

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  14. Pawsome Oz! I am so glad they helped your itchies!!
    Hugs,
    Pepper

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  15. Wows, that was a pawsome review Oz!! Hey, Ma said she wouldn't mind tryin' out the CALM and give it a review with Moi! (Yea, I don't know what she's talkin' abouts, I just go a little NUTS sometimes! hehehehe)
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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    1. BOL! I think Ma has some plans for CALM for me in the future as well. I have no idea what they could be thinking! We terriers are always calm.

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  16. OZ this was a very interesting review. We would like to try the CALM or the SKIN. Mom thinks either one might be helpful for me as I am a little crazy sometimes and I get itchy sometimes too.
    hugs
    Greta
    Bailey & Hazel too

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    1. You're a little crazy?!? Really?? BOL *Paws crossed* for you in the raffle!

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  17. Great review, glad it made you not so itchy. Allergies are such a bugger, no pet should have to have them.

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    1. Allergies stink! They never really go away and when they flare up, the itchiness is so uncomfortable.

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  18. That stuff looks amazing, I get itchy sores sometimes but I make them worse as I keep licking them..Great review Oz xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Same here, Mollie. I currently have several bald spots; they are well-hidden of course by my long fur, but still!

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  19. Egg-selent news my pal....is good to see you not be itchin and a scratchin no more....i haz posted the blog on twitter fru Clapton so my itchy pals do see it too

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    1. Thank you Marley and Clapton for spreading the word!

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  20. How incredible, and we're so happy that it's helped you so much, Oz. We'd love to enter (not sure if it's open internationally? If it isn't and you draw us, could we nominate a US friend who has a blog?) We'd pick 'Repair'.

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    1. Sure. I will find out if it is international or not...and you could always pass it on to another pal who lives in the US.

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  21. These really do sound amazing. I don't want to do any reviews, but will definitely check them out.

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  22. Repair would probably be the one I would want to try since I have all seniors with a variety of problems.

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  23. So glad the rash one worked for you Oz!!!! This seems like a great product and you did a phenomenal job showing just how good it is!!! :) Leah and kirby

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  24. I'm glad you found something that helped! Sampson has been on a Chinese Herb for his paw that he keeps licking and it has really helped. Even though I've missed the contest, I intend to check out her supplements.

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Oz the Terrier