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Green lipped mussel

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by JoanneF, Jun 13, 2019.


  1. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    After seeing the difference it made to @tabelmabel's Murph (jumping over fallen logs, running around with Timber, acting like a pup) I started Timber on them a few weeks ago as he will be 9 in a couple of weeks :eek:

    I also bought a bioflow collar.

    He doesnt seem to have aches but I was thinking prevention better than cure.

    Over the last few days, Timber has re-discovered his inner puppy - prancing about, running zoomies, playing like a loony, chasing imaginary cats away from the garden. I am delighted. But exhausted! Long may it continue :)
     
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    Am really pleased it has helped Timber! It sure is amazing stuff:)
     
  3. JoanneF

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    Yes, Mr F has been muttering about the dog being better looked after than he is and asking if we have a loyalty card for Holland and Barrett ;)
     
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    Can I ask what brand of tablets/ powder you buy & where from x
     
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    Yes of course, it's Jointsure and I got it from Amazon at something like £29 for 300 tablets. Timber takes one a day (he is 8 kilos) so it works out at a tiny bit more than a penny a day. Great value. The bioflow collar was about £24 I think.

    Edit. My maths is rubbish - the tablets work out at 10p a day.
     
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    Thank you
    Have added them to my basket x
     
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    Kenzie started GLM in April and I’ve definitely seen an improvement. Her joints don’t creak nearly as much and I do think she has more of a spring in her step.
     
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    I suspect yours will be slightly *fresher* as ours apparently are sourced from NZ!
     
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    Yes New Zealand GLM is a ‘thIng’ apparently. Not sure why out mussels are any better than anyone else’s!

    I did consider just taking her down to the beach but the powder is more convenient :p
     
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    I started Chip on GLM as well as Acupuncture a month ago because of his pain from Hip Dysplasia and it seems to have made a big difference
    although can't be sure weather it is them or the Acupuncture or a mix of both but will be continuing with them now Acupuncture is finished so
    will soon find out lol
     
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    You-Move is high in GLM.
     
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    Pleased to hear they helped. :)
     
  13. Dogwood1

    Dogwood1 May_the_dog be_with_you.

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    In nature, Perna canaliculus is only found near New Zealand.
     
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    Well there you go :)
     
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    It might be worth trying the bioflow collar too. It has a magnet that is supposed to help with pain, lots of people wear the bracelets too.
     
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    I think jointsure is higher in glm than yumove, and a lot cheaper. But yumove is the one clinically proven to help, which is maybe why it is so much dearer. I had murph on seraquin for years, but this jointsure works better for him and costs pennies really. It is amazing stuff.
     
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    @ebonycat please dont trust my arithmetic. Ever.

    Its 10p a day ...
     
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    Have had to giggle..

    I use jointsure and yumove..if yumove is on offer..

    I actually not sure if a slightly higher dosage makes any difference per se as it's rather minimal and usually with any supplements there is a line. Where it doesn't matter how much extra you add, the body will only use so much.

    If it works for everyone it works.

    I wouldn't think that it's just the GLM alone helping per se, but a combination of the other supplements in the tablets, chondroitin etc as they have been proven to help in animals prior.

    What works works...

    What I like about jointsure though is it's far easier to crush then yumove. Even though the tablets look identical! Stan won't even eat chewable yumove..and he's not a fussy eater so have always crushed the tablets in to wet food in the morning.
     
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    Yes, im sure you're right, as the seraquin i used before had all the same stuff in but different ratios of each. The jointsure seems to work better for him
     
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