I've been a fan of The Honest Kitchen products for years. Barley loves their catfish skin Beams and Foster Pup Sal had meals supplemented with Honest Kitchen food that was gentle on his bad teeth. We've also used the Goat's Milk Probiotics for years.
Chewy.com gave us the opportunity to try out the Honest Kitchen Perfect Form herbal gastrointestinal supplement. Since we already love the company, we were excited to have a chance to try out another one of their products.
According to the label, Perfect Form is good for "reducing occasional loose stools due to environmental stress, dietary indiscression [sic], or the transition to a new diet." Aside from the typo, this sounded like something that could be good for us--long time readers know that Barley is an expert at having dietary indiscretions. We occasionally have loose stools after too many treats in agility class, too, so having another option for firming things up makes walking much more pleasant.
The directions were easy to follow: you read the weight guidelines and mix equal parts Perfect Form and water and give to your pets twice a day. The directions say to mix until you've created a gel or paste, but it seemed more like mud than a gel when it was all mixed up.
Despite my reservations about the looks, the girls were eager to dig into the mixture. The packaging suggested adding the supplement directly to the pet's food, but during the week, I never have time to do anything extra then and I often forget to add things like that to dinner. We decided to put a little of the mixture into the girls' Kongs instead.
The Kong is the first toy Barley learned to identify by name and when I asked her to go get her Kong, she was thrilled. Barley's excitement is contagious, so Rye was bubbling with excitement, too.
Perfect Form was a big hit with the girls. I don't know that I've seen any real difference in them since we've been using it, but that could just be because the girls tend to be pretty healthy anyway and Barley hasn't had any of her adventures in eating things she shouldn't lately. I also haven't given this to the girls consistently because life has been a little hectic and the process of measuring and mixing and administering has just not been something I've felt up to doing regularly, though. We've had great results with Honest Kitchen products in the past, so I don't have any reason to doubt this one.
While this isn't a product that we'll use all the time, it's definitely one we'll give a try if either of the girls are having digestive issues--and it also works for cats, so if Soth's current regimen stops working for him, I might see if he'll be willing to dig into this, too.
Disclaimer: We were given a container of The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form in exchange for our honest review as part of the #ChewyInfluencer program.