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Product Review: Hanzi Pets Pure Antarctic Krill Oil Soft Chews and Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil


Supplements are an important component of keeping our dogs healthy.  There are many different types of supplements available, all geared towards addressing various concerns such as joint health, skin and coat, gut health, allergies, and general wellness.  Today I will be reviewing two different products, Hanzi Pets Tru-Krill Premium 100% Pure Antarctic Krill Oil Soft Chews and Hanzi Pets Tru-Salmon Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil.

Hanzi Pets

Hanzi Pets is a company based in Burbank, California that is dedicated to the creation of products that promote health, sustainability, and value for pets (and their owners).  Their line of oceanic pet products addresses many ideals, such as being:

  • Made in the United States in an FDA-inspected facility and are cGMP (current good manufacturing practice) certified.
  • Sustainably sourced, ensuring pet owners do not have to worry about any negative impact their purchases might have on delicate ecosystems or the environment.
  • Human grade, meaning each product is refined for a higher quality that goes beyond the standards set forth for pet food and is safe for human consumption.
  • Non-GMO, ensuring pets are not exposed to any potential harm that might be caused by genetically modified ingredients
  • Covered by a money back guarantee, ensuring satisfaction in the rare case the product does not meet your pet’s needs

Hanzi Pets strives to create products that meet the top criteria and excel in all areas.  By providing customers with all the information necessary to make informed choices, the Hanzi company hopes pet parents will love these products as much as the founders themselves.

Hanzi Pets Tru-Krill Premium 100% Pure Antarctic Krill Oil Soft Chews

One of the products that I received for review was the Tru-Krill Premium 100% Pure Antarctic Krill Oil Soft Chews for dogs and cats, which are small, soft, krill treats.  These treats are intended to promote a healthy skin and coat, while controlling shedding and alleviating itchy skin.  There are several reasons that krill is considered superior to typical fish oil, including:

  • High concentration of naturally occurring Astaxanthin, which is a potent antioxidant from the carotenoid family. This compound is scientifically proven to support cardiovascular, neurological, skin, eye, and immune system health.
  • Low mercury content, due to being harvested in Antarctica (away from heavy pollution) and krill’s bottom-of-the-food-chain status.
  • Inability to be overharvested, making krill more sustainable than most oceanic products
  • Excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6, which is supported by a phospholipid carrier found in krill that provides pets with improved fatty acid absorption to optimize omega-3 and omega-6 ratios

The ingredients in Antarctic Krill Oil Soft Chews are:  Krill oil concentrate, Astaxanthin, Zinc Oxide, Linoleic Acid, Whole ground flaxseed powder, rice bran, purified water, lecithin, safflower oil, starch, synthetic cheese flavor, glycerin, natural red colorant, sorbic acid, vitamin E, calcium propionate, ascorbic acid.

Hanzi Pets Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

The second product I received was Hanzi Pets Tru-Salmon Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon oil, which is suitable for dogs, cats, and horses.  This salmon oil is administered from an easy-to-use hand pump that is stored in the refrigerator.  The salmon oil is odorless, and is a thick, yellow-ish liquid.  The wild Alaskan salmon oil is intended to be anti-inflammatory and support skin and coat health, as well as joint function.  Salmon oil has many advantages for pets, including:

  • Effective source of DHA and EPA, which are two fatty acids that are scientifically proven to reduce inflammation. For pets (as well as humans) chronic inflammation can cause or aggravate diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, thyroid conditions, digestive problems, and cancer.
  • Natural source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which provide immune system support as well as promote cardiovascular, joint, skin, and neurological health.

The sole ingredient in this product is wild Alaskan salmon oil.

The Dogs


Sadie is a 6(ish) year old Beagle mix with a lot of energy.  As is a common problem for beagles, she tends to suffer from dry skin – especially in the winter – so I chose to put her on the salmon oil.  She also sheds excessively.


Lucy is a 15 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  She suffers from terrible allergies, which affect her skin, fur, and eyes.  Although we have a prescription for Apoquel for her allergies, we have decided to be medication-free.  We found that allergy medications make her tired, and at her age we would rather have a spunky, albeit itchy, dog than one that sleeps all day.

My Reviews

Premium 100% Pure Antarctic Krill Oil Soft Chews

The first product that I will be reviewing is the krill oil soft chews.  These bites are small, soft, and slightly resemble an old-school Lincoln log.  There is a chart on the container that explains how much to feed each pet.  For a dog Lucy’s size (under 30 lbs), she is supposed to have half a treat for the first 4-6 weeks, and then ¼ of a treat thereafter.


I like that these treats are soft.  Being that Lucy is 15 years old, she no longer has all her teeth and is unable to chew hard foods.  Therefore, it is very important to me that Lucy can eat very soft foods that won’t stick to her gums.  These treats are soft and somewhat crumbly, ensuring she can eat them easily.  One container contains 60 chews, which is enough for 120 servings for Lucy.  When I wean her to ¼ chew, one container will contain 240 servings, making this product an incredible value.


The major dislikes of mine include the smell of the treats, as well as the fact that they contain red (natural) dye and synthetic cheese flavor.  In my opinion, there is little need to add coloring or flavor to a dog treat.  While the label says that the coloring is natural, I would still prefer to know what the ingredients are, since Lucy has many allergies.  My second major complaint is that breaking these treats into half, much less quarters, is not particularly easy because they crumble.

Lucy’s Take

Overall, Lucy did seem to enjoy these treats.  Her fur and skin also appear especially healthy, which is great because she frequently suffers from skin infections.  Currently, her skin is soft and clear, and she does not wake me up in the morning with her excessive scratching!  People who have stopped by our house recently have also commented on the health of her eye, which has not been red and watery.

Were the Claims Met?

Overall, I do believe that the Antarctic Krill Oil Soft Chews from Hanzi Pets provided the benefits that were promised.  I have not noticed Lucy excessively licking or scratching, which has been a common problem in the past.  Additionally, the last time I brushed Lucy I was pleased with how little hair was left in the brush afterwards.  When vacuuming, my husband and I have noticed less dog hair around the house, as well.  I would recommend this product based on value, convenience (even if I think ¼ treat is going to be difficult to administer), and the benefits and sustainability of krill.

100% Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

Sadie received the salmon oil with her dinner.  For her weight (25 – 50 lbs) she received two pumps (1 teaspoon) from the bottle.


I really liked that the salmon oil was odor-free, and that the oil was easy to dispense.  I was concerned that the oil would be messy, because Sadie uses a slow-bowl that has many nooks and crannies that are difficult to clean.  I was also concerned that the oil might not agree with Sadie’s stomach, as we have tried salmon products in the past that have made her very gassy.  We did not notice any adverse reactions.  In fact, Sadie seems to have even more energy than normal, and people who have stopped by our house since we began supplementing have commented on how soft Sadie’s coat feels.  She has wiry fur (her fur is coarse like a beagle’s, but long like a Chow’s), so the fact that her fur is noticeably soft is great news.  As with Lucy and the Krill oil treats, I believe that Sadie is shedding less than normal.


I do not have any dislikes for this product.  If anything, I do not like that it takes up space in our refrigerator, but that is a small price to pay for a product that has so many benefits.

Sadie’s Take

Sadie seems to enjoy this product.  After she finishes her dinner, I have noticed her licking her bowl much longer than normal.  I have also noticed that Lucy goes to Sadie’s bowl after Sadie is finished and licks her bowl, too.  There must be something about the fish oil that dogs can smell, but humans can’t!

Were the Claims Met?

Ultimately, I do think the claims about that Hanzi Pets Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil were met.  I believe that Sadie’s fur is softer, she is scratching less, and she has even more energy than normal which could be from reduced inflammation.  I would recommend this product to other pet owners.

Bottom Line

Overall, I enjoyed using both the Tru-Krill Premium 100% Pure Antarctic Krill Oil Soft Chews and Tru-Salmon Premium Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil products.  As someone who cares about sustainability, I think it is a bonus that these products are fully sustainable.  I appreciate that the products are made in the USA, and with good manufacturing procedures, because it is important that my pets are fed supplements from reputable companies.  I also think Hanzi Pets products are a great value, as the krill treats will last 3 – 4 months, while the salmon oil will last us a little more than 3 months.  I recommend these products to anyone looking to add nutritional support to their dog’s care.

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Anna Weber

Anna Weber

As a life-long dog owner and animal lover I have dedicated my adult life to rescuing and fostering dogs, particularly seniors and behaviorally at-risk animals.I believe that nearly every animal can be rehabilitated with love, kindness, training, and proper exercise.
Anna Weber

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